I’ve been wanting to try galaxy nails for a while! Finally did it, and all it took was a few “supplies.”
- Base Coat
- Essie Licorice
- A small cosmetic sponge
- China Glaze Frostbite
- OPI Can’t Find my Czechbook
- Orly Swizzle Stick
- China Glaze Fairy Dust (very finely milled glitter in this polish)
- Any polish with large pieces of glitter in it, or loose large-size glitter (optional)
- Top Coat
After painting on a base coat and two coats of Essie Licorice as my black base coat I got out my makeup sponge. I painted a bit of the darkest blue color (Frostbite) onto the sponge, and then dabbed it on to each finger. Next I did the same with a lighter blue (Can’t Find my Czechbook) and with a pinky-purple color (Swizzle Stick).
I used the sponge to basically blend out all the colors so they create a milky-way looking background. Then, I painted a coat of a sparkly polish with very fine pieces of glitter in it (Fairy Dust) and it magically resembled a galaxy! You can also use a toothpick to dot on bigger pieces of glitter in various places – for this I just used a toothpick to fish out pieces of glitter from another polish with big chunks of glitter in it, and placed it on my nail.
For a good video tutorial, click here.