I've seen a lot of galaxy nails floating around, but never got around to
trying it. Lucky it came up for Artsy Wednesday, or I'd never have had
the strange god-like feeling of having galaxies at my fingertips!
I started with a base of Borghese Tempesta Black, a black with subtle silver shimmer. Then I randomly sponged on ulta3 Lily White, the most opaque white I own. I alternated between orange- and purple-toned galaxies for each nail.
For the orange toned galaxies, I sponged ulta3 Tropez (bronze shimmer) over the white, leaving some plain white in the middle. Then I sponged W7 Envy around the edges and shaped the galaxy with Tempesta Black, and added stars with some Winmax Long Type #27, an orange-toned iridescent glitter topcoat. I finished with Seche Vite.
For the purple toned nails, I substituted ulta3 Pearly Grape (fuschia shimmer) for Tropez.
My favourite nail:
This design looked very impressive for not very much effort - it took only 15 minutes to do one hand after the base dried. And it's pretty much foolproof since they're supposed to look irregular. I can see myself doing this in the future for any special occasion that's even remotely related to space!
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