Tutorial: Galaxy Nails

Last week I was searching on Instagram for a bit of inspiration for my nails when I saw someone had posted a photo of their galaxy inspired nails so I decided to give it a go too.

To achieve the Galaxy look I needed to use quite a few nail varnishes, a nail art brush and a sponge. Here is the products I used and how I did it:
Avon Revitacool Base Coat
George Quick Dry Nail Varnish in Midnight Black
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Mini Skirt
Avon Nailwear Pro in Splendid
Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Pastel Pink
17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Woo Me
Nails Inc Nail Varnish in Notting Hill Carnival
17 Glitter Top Coat
Seche Vite Top Coat
Make-Up Sponge
Nail Art Dotting Brush
Before I begin to tell you how I did it, I just want to say I did exactly the same on my right hand as I did my left and they looked completely different so I can't promise it will look exactly like mine as even mine didn't look like mine.
 
1. To start with I applied my base coat. I chose Avon's Revitacool Base Coat as it was what I had closest to me at the time.

2. I then applied my base colour, I chose George's Quick Dry Nail Varnish in Midnight Black but you could choose a glittery black or even a navy. When I applied Midnight Black it was quite sheer so I had to use 2/3 good coats before I got a fully opaque colour.

3. Once my base colour had dried I then painted a thin line of 17's Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Mini Skirt on my sponge to start off my galaxy. I didn't want to put too much on my sponge as I didn't want big splodges of colour all over my nails as it would have been harder to build it up. I sponged the white over my nails in different places as I didn't want them all to look the same.

4. I then painted Avon's Nailwear Pro+ in Pastel Pink on a different corner of my sponge and sponged that over the top of the white, making sure I wasn't too precise as I want to try and be able to see every colour once I've built up all the layers.

5. I then sponged on 17's Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Woo Me like above.

6. Then I very, very lightly sponged on Avon's Nailwear Pro Nail Varnish in Splendid which is a glittery navy. I did it very lightly as it's a very dark colour and I didn't want to ruin what I had just accomplished with my lighter colours. I lightly dabbed it around the lighter colours, making sure I left a small space in the middle for the centre of my galaxy.

7. Then I dabbed on a small helping of Nail's Inc Nail Varnish in Notting Hill Carnival for the centre of my galaxy.

8. Once it had all dried a little, I dipped my nail art dotting brush into my white nail varnish and lightly dotted a few different sized dots around my nail with the intention of them being stars.
9. Finally, I brushed two coatings of 17's Glitter Top Coat over my galaxy before leaving to dry. Then I went over the whole nail with a generous helping of Seche Vite's Top Coat, making sure I paid a lot of attention at the tip of my nails to avoid tip wear.
That's it really. You can change the colours to suit you, I chose those as I thought they would all go together.

I was really disappointed at how long this lasted on my nails. I put two coats of Seche Vite on my left hand, one coat on my right and less than 24 hours after painting my right hand it had chipped. Very annoying, especially as it took me so long to achieve.

1 comment

  1. GREAT! I'm a sucker for a great tip on nail art! Will definitely be using this one, well done!

    http://www.millabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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