Essence Black Is Back sponged with Catrice Times Square At Midnight, Catrice En Vogue, Essence glitter top coat, Smitten Polish Radiantly Royal, 2True no.2 and a nameless 2B polish, then stamped with Konad White and Messy Mansion plate MM33.
It doesn't show as well on my pics, but it looked so sparkly irl, couldn't stop looking at different angles! ♥ I started with a black base and I wanted the image to be the main thing here, so I sponged some spots with a dark blue and a dark purple shimmer, then sponged more spots with a subtle silver glitter, a blue glitter, a silver glitter with purple shimmer, and a blue/green/yellow fine glitter.
I've never done galaxy nails before, but for the real galaxy nails I'd use brighter polishes and sponge a little less subtle, this mani got me eager to try that sometime :)
These are the sponges I used to create little spots, they're from BornPrettyStore and work great for any kind of sponged mani! I used the pointy side of a sponge for the spots, for gradient nails I'd use the bottom part. And I'd just cut off the used part, so these sponges will last for a while :)
They cost $0,99 for 3 of them, and you can find them here! Don't forget to use coupon code ABJ61 for 10% off!
Thanks for looking! :)
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Personal update below:
Right, so here's a little update as to why I haven't been as active lately (and have less active periods here and there). The last 6 months or so have been pretty weird, and even though I find it scary to share a bit, my blog is almost 4 years now (next month! :)) and I'd like to open up a bit here.
When I was 18 I had some quick tests and within a day I got a diagnose, but because of who ordered those tests, we never really doubted the diagnose or questionned how the tests were done. But throughout the years I started questioning things more and more, I kept encountering issues that weren't part of what I was supposed to have, and things from that diagnose didn't match with me anymore, but getting tested again scared me big time. Last year I read a bit about a form of autism, and I found myself crying because it was all so very familiar. So I finally took the step, and got tested again. This time they were much more intense, my family got involved in the tests as well, and it took a lot more testing, questions, forms to answer, etc.
The result was that my old diagnose wasn't correct and instead I have PDD-NOS, which is one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. A lot of things fell into place, and are still falling into place, not just for me but also for my family, all the way back to when I was very young. At the same time, I had to get used to the new diagnose, and learn what's a part of that, and what's a part of me. I also felt that that old diagnose, which I had for 13 years, was kind of hopeless, and now all of a sudden I have possibilities, things that can be improved, worked on, ... My future has brightened up a lot, which is awesome but well weird at the same time! :)
So I'm very happy with the new (and how I feel it, finally correct) diagnose -as far as you can be happy about a diagnose of course :P- but it also took me a lot of "what if I got the right one from the start, what would my life look like now"-thinking. That's going better now, but still a thought that pops up at times.
Besides that, I also had to say goodbye to my dear Bindi not long after the diagnose, you guys have been such a great support back then which I'm still very thankful for! I still miss Bindi so much, and saying goodbye to her had a big impact on my life. Add some trips to Sweden, having to do some big things in the house, and that I wanted to wear polish that I felt like (instead of thinking, I already posted this, lets not wear it) and maybe you can understand a bit why blogging was at a low spot in my life for a while! I think it will be more often, it's one of the first things that I'm less active with when it's not going as well with me or when I have other things on my mind, which has happened in the past as well. Ah well, now you know :)