Nowadays, a simple manicure isn’t enough anymore. The trend is to have sophisticated and complex nail art patterns. Galaxy nails are one of the coolest fashion statements. If you think they are too hard to do on your own, think again. We have come up with a complete guide on how to create your own galaxy nails at home.

How to Create Galaxy Nails on Your Own – a DIY Guide

three bottles of nails polish

Before we begin, you will need the following supplies and materials:

  • A background color. I would recommend you to use something darker such as intense blue or even black.
  • Galaxy nail polish colors such as white and purple.
  • Glitter.
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B003BMGAFI” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Makeup sponges[/easyazon_link].
  • Toothpick.

Step 1

For starters, you should create the base. Prepare your nails and make sure they are clean and properly shaped. You can even apply a clear base coat. Then, apply the background color. Like I previously mentioned, I personally used black because, as we have seen it on TV, the Universe seems to be dark at first glance. To create a more interesting effect, use a matte polish.

Step 2

Create the distance illusion by adding some “far-away” stars. To do this, use a clear polish with glitter in it. You can either buy one that has glitter or add it yourself. Make sure that the glitter flecks are small and have enough space between them. Now, your galaxy nails are ready for the next step.

Step 3

It is time to choose your desired galaxy colors. My recommendation is to use white and purple, but you can use other popular hues like light blue, pink, and green. Make sure all these colors are solid and opaque, without glitter. Another thing to consider is not to select a lot of colors because it might result in a mess. Instead, stick to a maximum of three different shades.

Step 4

All of the above colors must be applied in layers. This is why you will need a makeup sponge. Put a bit of nail polish on it and then gently press it against your nails. Make sure you put a small amount of polish on the sponge. Dab this sponge on your nail’s different areas to create abstract color cloudy blotches. Repeat the step using all the galaxy colors you have previously chosen.

Step 5

Now, it is time to add the bigger stars which will create the illusion of closeness. Use the toothpick to add larger glitter pieces on your nails. Also, for a wow effect, you should add some small white dots, using the same toothpick. Make sure the stars have different sizes to replicate them from real life.

Let’s Recap

There are plenty of nail designs and patterns out there, but not all of them can be called sophisticated. Galaxy nails are complex and creative. You should definitely try to do them at home. It is not as hard as it seems. Just follow our concise guidelines and soon, you will become better at creating your own little masterpieces.

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