“Big Sky” Constellations Nails

29 Feb

I was eating my breakfast the other morning thinking about what I was going to do with my nails to post today.  I was really happy with my franken from yesterday and didn’t really want to take it off.  And then it hit me… Constellations.  Perfect!Creating the design was pretty simple, but I had to do a bit of research to prepare for this one.  I looked at a couple of websites then I remembered about a constellation book I have.  I dug out my National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky and looked up the four constellations I’d decided on.

This picture is lacking a bit in quality, I did it on purpose though.  I had a hard time photographing this mani because the reflection of the lights kept obstructing the design.  It kept washing my stars out, hence, the poor quality.  I also decided I would draw the constellations out for you to see them.  I’m an Aquarius and my husband and daughter are Capricorn and Cancer.  Cassiopeia is a constellation that is pretty recognizable for me.  We vacation in “Big Sky” Montana each year and it’s near impossible to look up in the sky at night and not be able to spot constellations.  Cassiopeia is just another one that I’m familiar with and is pretty easy for me to spot.  I used OPI DS Radiance for my “stars.”


11 Responses to ““Big Sky” Constellations Nails”

  1. Rachel February 29, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    What was your base color?

    • TopCoatIt February 29, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      My base color is the franken I made for my Twinsie Tuesday post yesterday. I named it Starry Starry Sky.

  2. Tressa February 29, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    very awesome!!!!

  3. Chelsie February 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Rachel, WOW is all I can say you do such a great job I love looking on here to see what you have done with your nails! We need to got to lunch again! Miss ya lots!!!

    • TopCoatIt February 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      Awe… Thanks Chels! I’ve been meaning to come visit. I need to get my butt in gear.

  4. SeeSarah Swatch March 1, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    that’s awesome! you have the most creative nail art, i love it:] i like that you connected the constellations, it really looks like a star map or something

  5. ChiChi March 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Wow! Awesome mani! I love stars. Did you have to place your stars just right or was it pure luck?

    • TopCoatIt March 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

      Thanks ChiChi! I did some studying of constellations so I could map these out. It was completely intentional.

  6. Jessica March 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    I love these nails! What a great idea!

  7. Cassi August 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    i love this mani! also i havent just discovered your blog and felt i had to comment on this seeing as i am named after cassiopeia. looking at my bare nails right now i feel compelled to do something similar to this…

    • TopCoatIt August 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      Thanks Cassi! Give it a try!

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