Out Of This World Galaxy Nails!
If you’ve read my last post on nail polishes, my Ulta Nail Polish Haul, you’ll know I really enjoy doing my own nails. This week, I’ve been rocking the Galaxy/Outer Space nail look! Got compliments even at Starbucks! However, I didn’t come up with this look on my own, I must give credit to beautiful Youtube Beauty Guru, Andrea, from AndreasChoice! Thanks Andrea!!
Colors I used:
(see last picture below of the nail polishes, true colors are shown)
– Let’s Meet 928 (yellow) by Sinful Colors Professional from Walgreens
– Lavender WNPS504 (purple) by Love & Beauty from Forever21
– Envy (dark green) by ULTA (only available in 4pc set now)
– Little Black Dress (black w/mirco silver glitter) from ULTA
(no longer available, but you can use black, or any other dark color for base)
– Queen of Beauty 923 (silver glitter) by Sinful Colors Professional
What You’ll Need:
1) the nail polish colors you choose (make sure they’re bright enough to stand out from your dark base color)
* the bright colors will imitate the colorful galaxy
2) any color glitter you’d like to use, I find silver is best, alongside any other color you chose (like I chose “purple glitter”)
* the glitter is to imitate beautiful twinkling stars
3) a small sponge. I took the dish washing sponge from my kitchen and cut off a corner which was suffice.
* this will help get the right texture to imitate the star dust as seen in the picture above, the purple hues & soft glow
What I Did:
First, paint your nails with your base color, for me I chose the “Little Black Dress”
Once base color is dry, I sponged on the darkest color “Envy”, then “Lavender” just under the Envy. I saved the “Let’s Meet” yellow for the last in this step as a highlight color here & there. When using the sponge, it’s best to do little dabs at a time. Continue to do so for your liking, but try to not cover your base color.
* Here you want to be careful not to mix colors or cover up your last color completely, unless you like it.
Next I painted the entire nail with the “Purple Glitter”.
Then, once all the above was almost fully dry, I swiped some of the “Queen of Beauty” silver glitter in linear chucks here & there.
Lastly, I topped it off with a clear coat of nail polish.
* Note to keep in mind: when you’re going for the next color & they may overlap, make sure they’re at least half dry, otherwise it may get messed up & not look like you want them too.
Experiment with it & have fun!