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Galaxy Nails (with tutorial)

Here I go again, trying out some of the latest nail trends! I think this one so far is my favourite. Would you like to enter my galaxy with me? It’s really easy to do, I could show you how. 


So let’s get started! First you will need a dark blue polish for your base colour. I’m using Orly Stone Cold. Two coats for an opaque colour. You can use a flat dark blue but if it has some shimmer in it, then that would be perfect! I find blues usually stain my nails so go ahead and apply a clear base coat before the blue.

 
Now that you have the blue down, get a small piece of sponge. I found a foundation sponge and cut little pieces off of this. Using a tweezer, clamp down your piece of sponge and dip it into some gold coloured polish (I use a painter palette for ease). The polish I used here was Milani Gold Lamé. You are sponging on the colour in a diagonal line. This is what you should have. 


Ok next you repeat the process of sponging on the colour but this time using a copper coloured polish and going slightly over the gold line on both sides. Don’t fully sponge over the gold. I’m using L.A.Girl Metal polish in Copper Alloy. 


So you repeat the sponging again using a pink polish to overlap slightly on the copper colour. I used China Glaze Naked (not shown) and then follow by L.A. Girl metal polish in Obsidian, which is a metallic black.


So now you’re all done with the sponging part. Super easy so far right? You have you basic galaxy down but you can go ahead and spruce it up with add tiny white dots if you like. If you don’t like the diagonal lines you can also sponge in circles instead. 


Apply a top coat to seal in your design and you’re all done. I’m using Orly In a Snap which is working really well since my Seche Vite got super thick on me. Let’s see if this one will do the same halfway through the bottle. 



 
So that’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed my take on one of the latest nail design. It’s really fun to be able to take something and make it your own. Until next time and next nail trend!

Happy Galaxy!
XOXO
Naomi

Comments

  1. I love your nails, great job.

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  2. Oh Nam these look like oil slick as well! Been pushing off galaxy nails for awhile. Might have to just do these when I get time!

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    1. Oh oil slick! I must check out a picture for that sounds like an interesting mani!

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  3. Amazing job hun as usual. I am so jealous of your talent.
    I always love looking at your nail designs.

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    1. Oh thank you! I've seen the improvement in my nail art over time. Your encouragement pushes me forward!

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  4. These look beautiful, your nails look amazing? Have you tried thinning out your SecheVite? I find that always helps.

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    1. What do you thin yours out with? regular polish remover?

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  5. This is one of the prettiest Galaxy Nails design i have seen so far! Good Job!
    The Amazing World Of J
    Janine

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  6. This look gorgeous together. A beautiful combination! xx

    I found you through BBU Blop Hop :)

    natalieroseanne.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  7. Amazing job ! A little inspired now

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    1. Great! I'm going to try your border nails soon!

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  8. thats freakin hot! i have to try this thanks!

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    1. You should definitely try it! And I would love to see yours

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  9. Wow! They are beautiful! :) I found you on the BBU blog hop!

    Becky
    http://beckyleight.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  10. Sooooooooooooo PRETTY! Love it! Would love if we could follow each other via GFC!!
    xo Suma

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  11. love these nails!!
    found your blog through bbu blog hop :)
    lauren xx

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  12. pretty!!! havent try this one yet ,, soon,,,

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    1. Oh yes please try it out! I'm sure you would be great with these

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  13. This is really amazing. I love it! I had to do galaxy inspired makeup on sat and the first thing i thought about were ur nails hahah. I love that u did a tutorial as well. Think i might try this out soon

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    1. Oh really? Guessing for the MAC heavenly creatures collection. Any pics? would love to see and of course try this one out!

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  14. I tried this too! Yours looks fab! It looks kind of duo chrome :P I would love you to check out mine :)

    http://luckybeauty07.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/galaxy-nail-tutorial.html

    Sophie xx

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  15. I love these! I like how you used blue instead off the black that everyone else uses as their base. It makes it feel like it fits more into summertime :)

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