Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Galaxy Nails Tutorial

I have seen galaxy nails everywhere on the internet.  I often wonder who did them first.  However, I took my guidance for these from Jewsie Nails' YouTube tutorial and the Nailasaurus' Pastel Galaxy Nails and mixed together what they both said to create mine!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for the tutorial for how I put mine together... You definitely don't need all the colours I used!  I think I got a bit carried away - three would have been absolutely fine for the cloud sponging.  I also think less would have been more with these nails - so that you could see more of the base coat.  I'll try that next time, but for a first attempt I'm rather pleased (they look really awesome from a distance!)

Galaxy nails tutorialGalaxy nails tutorial with Barry M Blackberry
Barry M Blackberry

Galaxy nails tutorial

Galaxy nails tutorial
 Light directly shining on the nails to show the glitter

Galaxy nails tutorial with Butter London Frilly KnickersGalaxy nails tutorial with Essie Bikini So Teeny
Butter London Frilly Knickers                     Essie Bikini So Teeny

Galaxy nails tutorial with Models Own Indian OceanGalaxy nails tutorial with Models Own Jade Stone
Models Own Indian Ocean                                 Models Own Jade Stone

Galaxy nails tutorial with Models Own White Nail Art Pen
Models Own White Nail Art Pen

Enough photos, here's the tutorial!

Galaxy nails tutorial
From L-R: Barry M Blackberry, Models Own Snow White, Jacava Blueberry Muffin, Essie Bikini So Teeny, Rimmel Salon Pro Isn't She Precious?, Butter London Frilly Knickers, Models Own Jade Stone

Galaxy nails tutorial
1.  Paint a dark base colour and let it dry.
2.  Tear a few small pieces off a make up sponge.  Pick up a piece with tweezers and dip it into a blob of white polish you've put on a piece of paper.  Sponge it onto the paper a couple of times so it's not splodgey.
3.  Sponge lightly onto the nail in a cloud-like pattern.
4.  Take another colour - I chose light pink next - and sponge onto the nail, slightly overlapping the white.
5.  Next colour was green, repeat steps 3/4.
6.  Next colour was purple, repeat steps 3/4.
7.  Cover the whole nail with a glittery top coat.
8.  Using the dotting tool, dot some white 'stars' on the nail.
9.  Using the striper brush and white polish, draw a cross.
10.  Paint a curve between each spike of the cross so that the middle is a bit bigger.

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