Sunday, August 28, 2011

Galaxy Nails

I love the idea of galaxy nails! Capturing the beauty of space on your nails. I've been wanting to try it for the longest time, but was always nervous I would fail at it. But I got a little nudge. This week's theme on PAA is Galaxy Nails. This urged me into attempting it.

They did not come out exactly as I expected, but I still love them.

Artificial Light, Flash

Artificial Light, No Flash

It is basically a lot of layering, mostly with a tiny piece of a makeup sponge. The torn edge gives it a nice fading effect. I used several polishes, mostly glitter to give the stars some depth. I started off with two coats of Love My Nails Black Rage. Then with the makeup sponge, I added Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, a light pink Bon Bons polish, and a dark blue that no longer has a label (which I've decided to call Brand X No-Name Midnight Blue for the sake of wanting a name). I added some dots with Snow Me White to act as stars. For more stars, I added on the glitter. I sponged on L.A. Colors Sparkling Diamonds and Sassy Sparkle. I also brushed on Nicole by OPI Let's Get Star-ted and contoured my galaxies with e.l.f. Light Pink. Its a very sheer pink with so much shimmer. 

It is a lot of polish, I know. But it does not feel like a lot. Its not thick at all. Which I love. Usually layering polishes has a thick look or feel.

I am definitely going to do this design again in the future. With some tweaks that I think will make it better and give more depth.

I hope you like it! And are inspired to give galaxy nails a try yourself :)


  1. Very nicely done, Ashley:) Yours is definitely my favorite galaxy manicure in PaA. I love the detail that you put into it. I cannot wait to see what you do next!

  2. Thank you so much! That pretty much made my day! I just want to hug you right now :)

  3. You did a really nice job! I love it. Wanna try it.

  4. Thank you! It wasn't hard at all. Just took a little time. But not as long as I thought it would.

  5. I've seen a lot of galaxy nails, and I've never seen one with such a defined light strip, but I actually really like this. I'm bookmarking it for when galaxy nails comes up in the 31 day challenge!