I love galaxy nail art – it’s a look I have tried out a few times now and I love how creative you can get with it. There are various tutorials out there showing you how to accomplish the galaxy nails look, but I’ve included a few pictures here to show you how I achieved my look. It’s a little rough and I didn’t get a chance to clean up my nails at the end, but you get the idea.
Galaxy Nail Art: An Easy Tutorial
You will need:
- Clear base coat and top coat polish
- Dark blue, light blues, purples, white and glitter polishes
- Dotting tool or brush
The first thing you should do is cover your nails with a clear base coat. Since we are using dark polish, you will want to protect your nails with a clear base coat first. This will also make it easier to remove your polish.
Cover your nails with a dark blue coat. I went with one by Maybelline – dark blue with a shimmer finish, ideal for achieving a space look.
Once dry, you can start adding patches of different colours using a sponge. I used different shades of blue and purple and the purple polish had a bit of a shimmer/chameleon effect. Just drop a few blobs of different colour polishes on a piece of foil and lightly sponge it onto your nails.
For the sponge I just used a small makeup sponge from a pack I bought at Poundland. Try not to go overboard – you should still be able to see the dark blue coat underneath. Go for different size patches and don’t be afraid to mix the colours. Leave to dry.
Grab a brush or dotting tool to start adding the stars. I should have used a brush to add finer detail, but I just used a small dotting tool this time. I just added small white dots for the stars, with a few silver ones added in at the end. Get a bit creative here!
Once you have finished adding all the small details, all you need to do is add a clear top coat. This will help to protect your galaxy nail art and help stop it from chipping.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial – if you happen to try this out feel free to post your results in the comments below 🙂