Nail Art - Galaxy Nails

7/25/2013 / Leave a Comment
I tried galaxy nails out last year when I was just getting back into doing my own nail art. I had gone through a year long nail sticker phase, but they were really starting to take a toll on my nail strength. Sadly I did not take a picture of the first set of galaxy nails I tried, mostly since I wasn't posting them on my blog, pinterest or beautylish back then!!
For this manicure I used: (Click the colors for links!)
Maybelline Color Show - Onyx Rush for my base.

For the nebula I used:
Maybelline Color Show - Pacific Blues
China Glaze - For Audrey
Zoya - Charisma
Rimmel Lasting Finish - Wild Orchid

Stars:
Confetti - Iridescent Glitter (sorry there's no link, I bought it at CVS a few years back.)
I used cosmetic sponges to dab on the colors of the nebula. I like to cut them into little triangles - they are a lot easier to work with that way!
I started with one color at a time, dabbing it onto the sponge and then onto each nail. Then I use to the next color, and so on. I like to change the angles and thickness of the colors to make each nail different.

Putting the nail polish directly onto the sponge works the best. If it goes on too heavy or dark, just keep dabbing it until you get a shade that you like!

My right hand was heavier on the pinks and purples - my left was more bluish. I really like how For Audrey pops on my some of my nails!
I love how fast and easy galaxy nails are! They can get a bit messy too - sponging your nails can always be a bit disastrous. But they are much easier to clean up, especially compared with the time I tried water marbling!!

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