Thursday, June 18, 2015

Galaxy Nails Tutorial

Hello my dear readers!  Today I'm actually doing a tutorial for you!!!!  I'm super excited since this is my 1st tutorial since I've started this blog!  I know it's an oldie but it seems to be a goodie and it never hurts to have more than one reference for doing mani's so here's the finished mani followed by how I did my Galaxy Nails.

Finished pic 1st since internet....
Ok, so here is how I did my mani:

Start with a base coat, this is a must if you don't want stained nails!


I then did a coat of Zoya Storm and cleaned the edges with an angled eye liner brush and 100% pure acetone.  Storm is a black with silver micro glitter that makes a perfect backdrop for a Galaxy Mani!


I then painted Sinful Colors Snow Me White nail polish onto a make up sponge.


And dabbed it on.


Tadah!  The start of a galaxy!!


I then repeated the painting and dabbing with KleanColor Lavenbaby on top of the white.


and then with Sinful Colors Cold Leather...



then a light blue by Sally Hansen called Hard Bitten...



then some more Lavenbaby...



and a yellow... This one was acrylic paint since I wanted a very opaque yellow and that's hard to find with a nail polish.


Since acrylic paint is so much thinner and easier to load onto the sponge I dabbed some yellow off of the sponge before applying to the nail...

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like such...


Now it's ready to put on the nail...


and on it goes...


adding some more Cold Leather...


and dabbing away...


Now for the stars!  As you can see I use an old plastic lid as my palette but aluminum foil also works well.


I used a dotting tool to start the stars using Sinful Colors Snow Me White.


I dotted randomly with no real pattern in mind.


I then used a super fine stripper brush to drag lines over some of the dots I had made.  (I cut a regular stripper brush down until I had a super fine brush.)


I then cleaned up the mess again with an angled eyeliner brush and 100% pure acetone...


and of course sealed it all with a top coat of Seche Vite!


Here are a couple more pics of the finished mani.  



I hope you liked this tutorial and please feel free to share it!  Let me know how you liked it and if you have any questions in the comments below!

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