Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Please spare me, this is my first tutorial. I made some mistakes, and my lighting wasn't ideal, but I hope you understand what I'm conveying. Many people commented on my giveaway post that they wanted nail art tutorials for beginners, so please leave me feedback!

Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

The great thing about galaxy nails is that they are foolproof. You cannot mess them up! At first, they look like a mess, but as you add layers, the galaxy begins to come to life. Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but you are looking at a concept here---you can do this with green and orange for St. Patrick's Day, or do any monochrome version depending on your mood. 

All you need is your nail polish colors, a makeup sponge (or pieces, you can see I rip pieces off of mine to be more economical), and a piece of foil or wax paper (do NOT use a paper plate or anything that can absorb nail polish).

Choose a color scheme

Materials Needed

First, begin with 1-2 coats of your favorite white (mine is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Wall). Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes.
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Using the darkest color (reverse of a "normal" galaxy mani), sponge on a nebula. I did my curvy, but you can choose to do it in a corner, the side, anything!
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Then using the next darkest color, pink, sponge around your red nebula.
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Using a peachy pink, cover up some of the white surrounding your nebula. You are basically filling in the white spots now to add interest. You can do this with a sponge or the brush, See how messy this looks? Just wait.
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

To add some more texture, I used a glitter in a creme base and a holographic polish in random spots. Allow this to dry for 5 minutes.
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Using a sparse microglitter, or with a light hand, use a coat of glitter. Then with your white, add random dots using dotting tools, a bobby pin, or even a toothpick.  Allow to dry for five minutes before smoothing with a thick top coat.
Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Once you get the hang of it, it moves fast. I usually work with one color at a time, meaning I do all the red steps on each nail, then pink, etc. It allows for the process to go faster. Here's a reminder what mine looked like. See how the nebulas can all be different?

Love Pink Galaxy Nail Art

Please let me know what other tutorials you want--whether it's dotticures, lines, or even something from a long time ago. I'd love any feedback so please leave comments!

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  1. Beautiful look! I love this in pink :)

    1. Thank you! Please try it and let me know how it works out! It's just a concept so do it in any color scheme you want!

  2. Thank you Alice! I would love to review for your store. I've sent you an e-mail!


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