NOTD: Floating on a tidal wave, drifting into outer space


A while ago I saw a picture of galaxy nails and I just had to try it. It was actually a lot easier than I expected! Sharing is caring, so here's a new tutorial for you guys. Enjoy!

What you'll need:
  • Dark nail polish, such as deep dark blue or black
  • Light colour to create nebula
  • Other bright colour 
  • Sponge
  • Paper
  • Glitter polish (or two)
  • Top coat


This is what I used. From left to right: Catrice - 250 I Sea you!, Catrice - 320 Back To Black, Rimmel - 352 Posh Spice and Hema - 08 Glitter Topcoat. And a random sponge. 

Start with a dark base, such as deep dark blue or black. I used black with a subtle silver shimmer, because I didn't have anything else at the moment. Apply one or two coats. I applied two, so the dark is intenser. Wait until it is entirely dry. 


Use the light colour to creat the base of the nebula. I used a teal green-ish colour to start your space design. Tap it on in thin layers with the sponge. If you applied too much nailpolish on the sponge, just dab it off on the paper.


Use the brighter colour to expand your nebula. I used a pink colour. Wait until the polish dries, before tapping on another coat. You can choose to use more colours. I wish I had done that. This was my first attempt trying this nails. Now I know that for the next time!


It may looks messy now, but just wait until you apply the topcoat. I combined the last two steps by using a glitter topcoat. Tip: you can use two glitter polishes with different size glitter. One with a bigger glitter and one with smaller glitter. This gives the illusion of dimension and distance.




Photo with flash

And this is the result! It only took 15-20 minutes to make this look. It was my first attempt. I'm not entirely satisfied with the result, but I do like this galaxy look! Next time I'll use more colours for the nebula and instead of two coats of the same size glitter, I'm going to use two different glitter coats.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

So what do you think of the galaxy nails? :) 

46 comments :

  1. These look super cool x Great blog just discovered it and started followingx
    Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog:

    www.elefont-at.blogspot.com

    Anika x

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    1. Thank you so much! I surely will :)

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  2. Nice Sal. You galaxy chick hihi! Xoxo

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  3. Wow, looks cool! I'm definitely trying this when I'm done with my thesis! XX

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    1. Thanks! Yeah you should! It looks so cool in real life haha I'm constantly staring at my nails :)

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  4. gorgeous nails! very stellar. :)
    hope you have a great wk, sal!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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    1. Thank you so much, Jasmine! You have a blessed week as well! :) X

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  5. This is a very pretty look ^^ Thanks for sharing !
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  6. how freakin cool! you did a really good job on these galaxy nails :) btw, don't forget to enter my $50 gift card giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Lexi! And of course I entered your giveaway :) X

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  7. Wow...now this is Art right here.
    i dont think i can personally do this on myself, i'm not all that neat when it comes to working with sponge on my nails, but this is so freakin pretty!!!

    PS. Had i seen that eyeliner on your blog, i would've ran out to get it, but i have never seen a post on the eyeliner, i do love it so much. Yes, girl it sure does make our eyes pop!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! Your comment really means a lot to me!! This was actually the first time I've worked with sponges and it went better than expected haha. Thanks!

      I never blogged about the eyeliner, because I've had it for a while now. I totally forgot about it, until I saw it on your blog! Reminds me to wear it more often again :)

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  8. Wow they look so cool. Galaxy inspired anything is awesome!

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  9. It looks pretty!



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  10. The nails turn out fantastic, great tutorial! And thank so much for the birthday wishes =D

    a-little-awkward.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It turned out better than I expected haha. You're welcome, dear! :) X

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  11. So pretty!! I love this.

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  12. i love this idea!! galaxy nails!! and thanks for the tutorial!! love it!! xoxox

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  13. Aaah so beautiful! Definitely doing this! :-)

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  14. out of this world! hehe
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  15. love them!

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  16. Gorgeous!

    I know she looks so fab.!

    Stop by soon!

    X
    /L from sweden
    http://isbla.logspot.com

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  17. OMG I LOVE YOUR NAILS SO MUCH!! I seen many people doing this nail and you are the only one who would share the tutorial!!! You are so awesome!!

    ps. I got the pyramid ring from forever 21 and if i remember correctly, it's only $4 so get it soon :)


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    1. Aaaah thank you so much!!! I couldn't find many tutorials either, so I thought I'd share mine! Hope you find it useful when you'll try it! :)

      Ah thanks! I must visit F21 very soon. I love that ring! X

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  18. This is gorgeous! Galaxy print is so in right now, and I like the subtlety of having as nail art.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  19. love these nails! wish i could create a look like this! x

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  20. love the colour of your nailpolish!
    great blog i like your posts!
    Would you maybe like to follow each other?
    let me know^^x

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  21. Love this!! Very pretty! Always looking for new nail design ideas cause i am running out ;)
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    Janine

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  22. They look absolutely great but definitely too hard for me! I have no patience whatsoever, X

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    1. When it comes to polishing nails, I'm the person with the least patience in the world haha trust me! It's a very quick and easy nail art to do! :) X

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  23. I love your space manicure Sal! Thanks so much for writing up a tutorial for us - I wouldn't have figured out how to do this manicure otherwise. I would love to see your other space manicures that you create after this one ;)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! It's indeed a complex nail to look at, but the steps are very easy to follow! I'm not really into nail art, but I do have a few coming up soon! But they're not as cool as this one haha :) X

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  24. I LOVE galaxy nails! you did a great job for a first attempt :)

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  25. oh this is lovely. i hope my first attempt will be as successful. x

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  26. This looks awesome, I am definitely going to try it as I have been getting into arty nails recently and have tried a few things, including ombre. Would never have guessed the colours you'd used by looking at the end result!
    Mel x

    http://melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see the result!
      The colours look differently in the end, so does the result without topcoat! Oh the miracles a little nail polish can do..
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