11 August 2013

Tutorial: Galaxy Nails




As promised, here is my tutorial on how to paint galaxy nails.
(promised in my post of final pics, linked here> http://pookybanana.blogspot.ie/2013/08/galaxy-nails.html)
Above is an image of the nail polishes used in this For this tutorial I used nail polishes from different brands, mainly Kiko, but also miss sporty, FCUK and 17.

As with any other nail polish design, you will need the following: 
Vaseline, nail file, nail clippers, make up sponge

The make up sponge will be explained later.
As for the Vaseline, I rub this around my nails before applying any polish. That way, if any polish strays onto my skin, it will slide off easily with the swipe of a tissue.
With the Vaseline rubbed around my nails, it's now time for a clear base coat. After this I apply the main polish for this look, navy.



Above illustrates how to create this nail look. Beginning with the metallic purple by Kiko, I swiped it across the old make up sponge as shown. Then, I pat it onto my navy painted nail, using the dry parts of the sponge to blend he purple.I continued using this technique for the next 3 colours. Hint: Try keeping the colours to the centre of your nail, keeping the edges navy. This is what makes it look like a galaxy print rather than a tie dye print. 


This is how it should look so far.


Now to what really makes this look like a galaxy print, glitter! The glitter nail polish I have is ideal as it is a clear polish with blue and silver glitter pieces (to appear as the stars in our galaxy). Mine is called "Sparkle Touch" and is by miss sporty.



Et voilaaaa!


10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about this tutorial on my blog. Great nails!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! :)

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  2. Hola bombón¡¡
    Que post tan bonito¡¡me encanta tu blog¡¡¡
    Te gustaria que nos siguieramos?Te invito a pasar por mi blog DOLCE VIRGINIA
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    FELIZ LUNES¡¡

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    1. Gracias por tu comentario, acabo de viewd tu blog, es precioso, me encantan las fotos! He seguido tu blog, no dude en seguir el mío también;)
      Hannah
      pookybanana.blogspot.ie

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  3. I've tried this before, but it ended unhappily in a mess of glitter and nail polish blobs! You're is amazing

    x karen
    www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh nooo! Hmm I'd say the nail polish layers just didn't dry , and got gloopy with each layer. Awh thank you! Best of luck trying it in future. Following you ;)
      Hannah
      pookybanana.blogspot.ie

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  4. Great tutorial! They look really good!
    Now following you on BL (:
    Fashion Ganache.
    http://fashionganache.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for reading & commenting! Following you on this ;)
      Hannah
      pookybanana.blogspot.ie

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