Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Pastel Galaxy Nail Art

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Oh hey there you can follow my blog on bloglovin' again!! I had an issue but my blog is followable again on that platform!! Anyway the moment I saw this look on The Nailasaurus I knew I needed this on my nails. The idea is simply genius!! I used her tutorial for the pastel galaxies. I've always liked galaxy nails ever since I tried them, they're easy to do and look awesome. Ok on this blog my galaxies don't look overly awesome, I liked my first attempt (but standards were lower then) and my second attempt was a mess haha. These pastel galaxy nails are definitely my favourite galaxy nails I've done.

Cute and simple!! I love the colours and galaxies just look great. It was really very easy, I was trying to follow some sort of pattern but then in just ended with random sponging everywhere. My nails look a bit chunky due to glitter, topcoat (without this coat of topcoat it would've smudged) then matte topcoat, I love it matte though. Before topcoat the stars didn't look very nice but topcoat (the Color Club one) is a magic thing. In reality the manicure is not that thick.

In Sammy's tutorial she wrote "add a touch of shimmer here and there", for me it might as well be add a touch of shimmer everywhere, and then some. And then some more. Then you might as well pile it on. I abuse glitter. What's new?

Mint (base): China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
Yellow: Barry M - Lemon Ice Cream
Light Blue: Revlon - Blue Lagoon (can't really see it)
Light Beige: Ciate - Cookies and Cream (also can't really see it)
Purple: Essie - Lilacism
Dark Blue: OPI - Sea You In Hollywood
At first Sea You In Hollywood looked really stark compared to the other pastel colour, but after sponging over it with the pastel colours the dark blue toned down and gave depth.
White: Lovely Me:Ex - White
Ok now to a lot of glitter, I'm bad at eliminating when it comes to glitter. I dabbed a little of Nails Inc - Sweets Way, Barry M - Pink Iridescent, Nails Inc - Glamour Glitter, OPI - Teenage Dream and a bit more Nails Inc - Abbey Road. For the "stars" it was OPI - Pirouette My Whistle (they had the sheer white hexes), Lovely Me:Ex - White and the perfect star polish for galaxies Barry M - Hologram Hexograms. I really like glitter. I only used 7.

Pastel galaxies are beyond cute (and out of this world but that's been done before), clearly neon galaxies need to happen. I'll try to be the pioneer of that :D Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!! :)


  1. Greatly done recreation (: Beautiful indeed!

  2. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love it!

  3. Heh, galaxies are always welcome! Pastel galaxies are just as stunning as the usual! Definitely loving your version and the colours you chose! Ohh!! Neon galaxies! That sounds interesting! Looking forward to see your attempt on that! :D

    1. Yes!! Galaxies are great!! Thank you very much, it really was a bit of everything (especially glitter wise) and I hope it won't take me too long to get the neon galaxies out there!! :D <3