Have you guys been watching Nail’d It on Oxygen? I loved the piano key nails and bejeweled crescent that China created for her music industry client last week. It has officially earned a place on my DVR’s season pass list and I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode because it challenges the nail artists to create astrological nail art for psychics.
I’m a pretty pragmatic person but there’s something about astrology that intrigues me. I’ve had my natal chart read and studied astrology a bit. Maybe it was all those trips to my school’s planetarium as a kid. I just love staring at the night sky and wondering how forces outside our tiny planet affect my daily life.
Inspired by this week’s Nail’d It Quick Dry Challenge, I created my own take on astrological nail art with these Constellation Nails. Check out my nail art tutorial below.
Nail’d It airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Oxygen and I have a sneak peek at one of looks created by tonight’s competitors. Asked to incorporate the client’s star sign into their design, this person is obviously a Pisces.
For my look, I decided to keep it simple with graphic black and white so the constellation designs would be the star of the show.
I selected OPI Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? ($7, Amazon.com) for the background and JINsoon Polka White ($18, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com) to add depth. The tiny white glitter gives the look of smaller stars in the distance.
To complete the look, I used the Nubar Nail Art Pen ($5.50, Amazon.com) in White along with a dotting tool dipped in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On (not pictured) and Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top Coat ($15, Sephora.com). ps The Nubar Nail Art Pens are my fave because the striper is SO thin and easy to hold/control.
Get The Look
- Begin with two coats of OPI Who Are You Calling Bossy?!?
- Add one coat of JINsoon Polka White. Avoid depositing too many of the large hex glitter
- Dip your dotting tool in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On and lay out your star pattern.
- Use the Nubar Nail Art Pen striper to connect the dots
- Add a fast drying top coat. I love the Nails Inc because it’s thin and doesn’t ruin nail art!
I opted to create more well known constellation patterns starting with Orion on the index finger, the Big Dipper on the middle finger, Cassiopeia on the ring finger and Gemini (my star sign) on the pinkie finger.
Am I the only one who is thinking of that scene in Serendipity where John Cusak’s character finds Cassiopeia in the freckles on Kate Beckinsale’s character’s arm?
On my thumb, I drew Bootes, the kite-shaped constellation.
Will you be watching? Would you give this nail art look a try? What has been your favorite Nail’d It challenge so far?