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Manicure Monday: Galaxy Nails

Monday 5 August 2013
Galaxy Nails

Galaxy Nails have been on my to do nail art for months now, and I mean serious months. To me they are like the crème de la crème of nail art, only second in my eyes to the water marbling.

I never actually intended to do Galaxy Nails, instead I was going to do a half sponge nail, half block colour, and yet as I did the sponge I thought it represented a night sky, so mid way through I switched it up and got out the white nail art pen. 

Galaxy Nails\

If I had intended to do Galaxy Nails I might have done it differently, however I am pleased with the results, and I hope you are too.

To recreate, you will need:
  • Nails Inc- Motcomb Street
  • No 7 Speed Dry- 01 Poolside Blue
  • Barry M Nail Paint- 294 Cyan Blue
  • Barry M Nail Paint 292 Navy
  • Avon Nailwear Pro- Peppermint Lead
  • L’Oreal Paris Color Riche- 820 Crystalissime
  • Model’s Own Nail Art Pen- White

Galaxy Nails (3)

First paint an all over base of Cyan Blue.

Allow to dry, then using a sponge, gentle dap Navy in random places.  TIP- Do the first dab on some news paper as usually this is too thick.

Next do the same technique with Poolside Blue, Peppermint leaf and then Crystalissime, doing so in different locations.

Once dry using the brush of Motcomb, paint rough slanted tips on all nails, and the same effect at the top of the nail. Dap once or twice with a sponge, but make sure this is thicker and darker.

Finally using the Nail art pen, dot on your stars and draw a rough big star.

Galaxy Nails (4)
Galaxy Nails (2)

Doing these made me think fondly of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy-

“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”  ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Never a truer word spoken Doug.

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  1. Wow, they are fab! I have real trouble with nail Art since I found out I have arthritis. Stunning nails Hun x

    1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that Aundrea. You should treat yourself and get them done by a salon. Have a girlie pamper day :) xx

  2. WOW these are amazing, you're very talented!!

    she goes wear

  3. hello darling, i started using manicure mondays from you on my blog. yours are far far better of course <3

    Carla Cee

    1. Oh really! Oh I'm so pleased I have inspired you. I'll come check them out now :) xx

  4. wow they are so cool! you're certainly very talented! xx


  5. The result its amazing great job I love it.

  6. They are soo cool abd really well done.


  7. These look stunning! so cool x

  8. Wow these are so awesome and clever! Beautiful!

  9. Oh my goodness they are absolutely stunning, so different too!


    Em’s Mixed Bag

  10. These look amazing! I keep putting off trying galaxy nails in case they don't turn out as nice as they do on other people haha xx

    D Is For...

    1. You should try. I think what I've learnt is that because it is blending of colours it doesn't have to look perfect x

  11. Wow! This is so nice. Inspirational.. i want to try this myself now! I'm sure it wont be half as good as yours though! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx


  12. These are amazing, you must have had so much patience to do them!
    Emma x

  13. Thank you so much for your comments
    I like your blog too.
    Lets follow each other no?


  14. It's really beautiful, thanks for sharing
    Nice blog btw :)

    Bisous from FRANCE

  15. omg you are so creative! these are like canvas masterpiece but on nails :)

  16. Omg! Your nails are amazing, I wish I could do this as well as you have :)

    Rose xo

  17. awww they look wonderful.
    Wish I had the patience, must have taken you hours!


    Hannah xoxo

  18. These nails are lovely! Love the colours you used!


  19. wow these nails look incredible :o may have to attempt this myself!

    http://alicestork.blogspot.co.uk xxx

  20. Hey, fab nails! Could I 'pick your brains': what are the Model's Own nail art pens like, are they a good thin tip? Only, I've been using a paint brush on my nails. And oh. My. days. Painnnnstaking!


  21. Thanks darling for the blog comment and advice, very helpful! From what you've suggested, think I'll invest in a better, individual brush. Enjoy your London adventures! xx

    Lass and Lipstick