Galaxy style nails tutorial

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I'm in no way a professional at all, but I love changing my nail polish a lot. Last night I decided to do a galaxy style design, it definitely looks better in real life and needs perfecting, but I thought I'd do a tutorial on how I did it!

1. A base coat.
2. A dark nail polish, either black or navy.
3. 3 different metallic colours (I used blue, lilac and orange)
4. A glitter nail polish.
5. A clear top coat.
6. A cosmetic sponge.

Step 1                                                                                                                                            
APPLY YOUR BASE COLOUR AND HIGHLIGHT                                                                      
Using a dark polish, preferably a black or deep blue, apply one or two coats of nail polish on top of your base coat as the base colour of your 'galaxy' design. Then, using your cosmetic sponge, dab on your first layer of light colour (i used a turquoise blue) in thin layers and allow to dry. This will serve as a highlight for the other two colours.

Step 2
Use your sponge to dab a thin layer of a brighter colour (i used orange) onto your highlight colour. Once that is dry, choose a different metallic colour (i used a silvery violet) to layer on top using your sponge once again. Make sure you wait about two minutes between coats so that each layer can dry properly.

Step 3
Once you're happy with how the colours look, apply a clear glitter polish on top to create a 'star like' effect. Once that's all fully dry, pop on a clear top coat to seal the deal.

Viola, you should have galaxy style/starry night nails. I hope this tutorial was somewhat useful and that it made sense, good luck!

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  1. This looks amazing!
    Love it, I will definatley try it out!

    Jess x

  2. These nails look amazing! I would have never of thought to try this but I will definitely be trying it out next time I paint my nails :)

    You have such a lovely blog, I would love to follow each other? Check out my blog and let me know :)


  3. I really need to get into nails, I tend to stick to clear nail varnish in the hope they might get a little stronger...


    1. i don't blame you, it's a bit tedious! Clear nail polish does look lovely though. :)

  4. This looks really good! Well done dear, I'm not good at this stuff at all!

    XO, Imke

    -PS: I'm hosting a give-away on my blog, and there are ten dresses to win! It closes tomorrow, so hurry and go take a look!

  5. wow love these nails. following your blog, follow me back xx


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