January 25, 2014

Constellation Nails - Easy Nail Art Idea!

This might be my favorite manicure...ever? Mostly because it is so darn cute but also because it is quick, easy, and doesn't require a lot of polishes (or even fancy polishes at that). How easy and cheap? Let me tell you! These only took me like 15 minutes to do (from base coat all the way to top coat) and you could buy the 3 polishes I used for this mani for roughly $3 at a drugstore. DAT'S RIGHT. Amazing! Click through and let me tell you with my beautiful words about how you, too, can get these starry starry nails :)

Manicurity.com | Constellation Nails! Super easy black and white nail art idea

Manicurity.com | Constellation Nails! Super easy black and white nail art idea

Today's prompt is 'black and white' for the Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge (which I do with Kirsten of Geeky Owl - check out what she did for today here!). I was browsing complicated linear patterns as inspiration when I came across a more simple line and dot pattern. THEN I was like "whoa, that looks like constellations. And you know what would be the coolest? Constellation NAILS!" So I did them, and it was glorious.

Manicurity.com | Constellation Nails! Super easy black and white nail art idea

I think that these are deceivingly easy! First I did one coat of a black creme, then 1 coat of Zoya Raven (a black with incredibly subtle silver shimmer), topped that with some of Wet n Wild's holographic glitter topper called Kaleidoscope to add some 'stars' to my nails. Then the constellations I did with a needle-point dotting tool and a small striper to connect them into more recognizable patterns. I had a placemat when I was little of the different constellations and I was always a little bummed that there weren't the lines connecting the stars in the night sky.

Manicurity.com | Constellation Nails! Super easy black and white nail art idea

What's so cool about these nails? Like I said in the intro these are super easy, quick, and you probably have the supplies to do it around your house. If you don't have a black, white, glitter topper, and a dotting tool you can grab all 3 of those polishes at any drugstore - the Wet n Wild 'Wild Shine' line is $.99 and their black and white are a staple of mine. Sometimes the Wild Shine polishes are on sale for as little as $.69! If you don't have any "actual" dotting tools, don't fret - there are lots of items around your house you could use to make dots. A ballpoint pen (or bobby pin, regular pin, needle, calligraphy pen, mechanical pencil, round end of a writing utensil or paint brush, chopstick, toothpick, etc.) would work just as well to do dots and tiny lines!

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Disclosure: Nothing to disclose! All of the polishes + supplies I used for this post were items I bought with my own dolla dolla bills. Curious about my policies? Read my disclosure page.

15 comments:

  1. These are SO cute! I'll definitely be recreating (and crediting you!) these, soon :D

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  2. Wow these look great! Awesome to see that these were easy to accomplish too ;)

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  3. I absolutely love this! I can't wait to try it!

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  4. This is seriously one of the coolest manis I've every seen!

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  5. Wow, I absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing!!

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  6. These are awesome! Glad to hear they were so simple.

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  7. Oh my goodness, Emma. You are a genius yet again! These are brilliant! I love them!

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