Hello nail art lovers!

I have a quick and very impressive nail design for you today, my favorite Galaxy nails :) I have been meaning to show you this super easy and beautiful Galaxy design for so long and I am happy I finally got a chance.

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

My Galaxy is actually a really lazy manicure as it is a few sponged white spots over Dance Legend Pulsar base color. Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish is part of their Galaxy color range and is a really amazing dark blue chameleon with super fine holo glitter added to it. Applied over a black base it gives you a beautiful starry night effect in only one coat.

This is how it looks over black in artificial light.

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

How excited was I when I found this color! You know I love the Galaxy nail design and I have shown you my first space nails and then done a tutorial on getting the perfect Galaxy nails. This is my third space nails design so far, I just cannot get enough :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello manicure addicts!

Today’s post is about Galaxy nails. This is a manicure design which is created to mimic the appearance of outer space. I love how space nail art is very unique to the person who creates it. I have seen various designs, color choices and accents but I prefer to make my galaxy nails in a certain way. I just find it is the best way this design looks and will share with you tips to create the perfect outer space manicure.

Space nails tutorial

Space nails tutorial

Space nails tutorial

Space nails tutorial

Space nails tutorial

Space nails tutorial

Before we start I want to remind you of my Galaxy nail art tutorial. I also want to show this purple space manicure I recently created. You will see that if you follow the correct principle your space nails will turn out beautiful no matter the colors you choose.

TIP 1: Get to know the sponge technique
The sponge technique is the key part of space nails creation process. Basically you need to paint some nail color on a makeup sponge and touch your nails with it before polish has dried. This creates random splashes of color which can be built up or layered with different colors depending on the effect you want to get. Do not mix the sponge technique with the gradient colors technique as they are different! The latter aims to create a gradient application of nail color. What we need is just random color touches :)

TIP 2: Use thick and pigmented formulas
Highly pigmented nail polishes are great for sponging and therefore for space nail art because you will need a single touch to transfer the color to your nail. See through or semi sheer colors seem to soak into the sponge or leave a color which looks more like some kind of stain. They tend to blend with other colors and change them, too. So pick a slightly thicker, highly pigmented color to get the best result.

TIP 3: Use a dark color base
Galaxy nail designs aim for an outer space manicure look, so they should be applied on a dark color base. My favorite galaxy nail art features a black, a dark blue or a deep purple main color. Perhaps you can play with other colors but I suggest to use the darkest shade as your nail art canvas.

TIP 4: Do not overdo glitter
Glitter is a beautiful accent to space nails and contributes to the starry night effect so I suggest you put some after you are happy with your manicure. Be careful not to cover the complete design though. Some glitters have more particles in them. If you apply too much your manicure will lose the starry effect. If I apply too much glitter and do not like how it turns out, I start the nail over.

TIP 5: Add a dot of white
Adding a few white dots here and there seems to transform your nail design from an abstract random color art to a galaxy :) I do not know why that is but a single dot changes everything for the better. White dots look like nearer and larger stars and add some dimension to your space nails. You can use a dotting tool, a toothpick, a cuticle remover tip or pretty much anything you like to add the dots. For my purple outer space nails I applied white directly with the nail polish brush. I just whipped all excess color and carefully touched my nails in random places.

Thanks for reading! I hope these tips will help you create the best Galaxy nail art out there :).

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share with you a three-step galaxy nails design. It is simple, fast and does not require perfection. This makes it great for when you are in a hurry but still want your nails to impress.

Easy Galaxy nail art and tutorial
Easy Galaxy nail art and tutorial

Easy galaxy nail design how to

First, paint your nails with two coats of black polish.
You can even apply only one thick coat of color because it will be covered by other colors and this may hide any lighter spots or smudges. I have seen this nail art painted over dark blue and I believe that a dark enough color looks OK, I have not tried it myself though.

Then randomly sponge some white, blue and purple color onto your nails.
Just put some nail polish on a makeup sponge and touch your nails here and there. Really, “random” is the key word for this design. I love using the sponge technique as it is fast and you can do it to both your hands with ease. A downside is that it can be a little messy but practice makes perfect and in a few tries you won’t need to clean too much up. When sponging, start with white on the largest area, than blue, and then purple in smaller areas. You can add some larger white dots to pretend for stars if you wish but this step is not essential to the look.

Last, add a glitter top coat.
At this point you won’t need to add a finishing top coat as the glitter nail polish is a top coat itself. However, if your design has turned out a little bumpier and you want to smooth it out, I would suggest to use a clear top coat as glitter may build up and leave your galaxy way too sparkly : )

Products used:
Makeup sponge
Black: Golden Rose Sweet Color mini collection, number 50
White: Miss Sporty Et Voila – nail tip whitener
Blue: Essence Colour and Go – Hard to Resist, number 76
Purple: Golden Rose Rich Color collection, number 14
Glitter: Flormar, number 392
Top coat: Rimmel Finishing touch, 3D Plumping top coat

Inspiration:

Movie Gravity (2013)

Movie Gravity (2013)

Outer space

Outer space

Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this manicure!.