I’ve been wanting to do galaxy nails for the longest time. I have just never gotten around to it. I was stumped for something to do and while I was staring at my untried polishes it dawned on me – GALAXY NAILS!
I started off with a Tip Top Nail Chic Strength and Vitality base coat to protect my natural nails. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black as a base. After that was relatively dry I used a small piece of make up sponge held with a tweezer to Sponge Sinful Colors Savage (teal) randomly on my nails. I followed that up using another piece of sponge to add Sinful Colors Amethyst (purple) over and around the Savage, sure to leave some of it exposed. The last colour I sponged on was Nubar Berry Intense (dark pink). While I was sponging I was having serious doubts about how it was going to turn out, but I soldiered on. Just like you should never judge a polish by it’s first coat, you just can’t gauge sponging and gradients while you are busy doing them. I painted a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust over the sponged colours. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a dotting tool to add some random dots representing stars and then a small nail art brush to add the “sparkling” stars and the shooting star on my index nail. I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. The result:
I am really in love with how the base of this came out! Fairy Dust also really adds that special something that makes it look more like the night sky. There is a hilarious post about China Glaze Fairy Dust that I just had to share. You can check it out here. I’m so glad I finally got around to doing galaxy nails. I also knocked 4 polishes off my untrieds! WOOHOO! I can now cross it off my mani to do list as well. Yay! What do you think? Did I do alright?