Thursday, 17 April 2014

Primary Galaxy Nails

Hello there guys!! Hope life is treating you well right now, this is my 400th post!! Haha I'm swamped with work but otherwise I'm content, I've written a lot of posts too, to be scheduled :) Today's nail art is a good one, I LOVE IT!! I'm so happy when I manage to paint something like this, I feel proud. This is definitely the best galaxy manicure I've ever done (ok the competition wasn't that strong), but the great thing is I had no confidence whatsoever in this design cause things were going wrong, but it ended up awesome. Those are the best manicures.

I called this a "primary" galaxy cause of the primary colours used, my friend said it had a Nyan cat vibe (um nail art idea!!), and of course I like that!! I don't know why I love this so much but it's funky and pretty, maybe that's it. Also I do love galaxy manicures, my life needs more. Glitter makes galaxies, and I love glitter, another reason to love this. Oo and red, yellow, green and blue together is my favourite colour combination, that's probably another reason :)

I got my sponges and got to work, I started with white so the colours would show up better on top. Then I went mental with sponging on the different colours making sure no colour was overwhelming the other which is easier said than done. After I felt like I'd achieved the right balance (which required a lot of going back with certain colours and completely covering others), I dabbed on various glitter polishes with the brushes. I used a black and white glitter for the stars (which has a weird edgy feel that I love). Finally I got a toothpick and freehanded some stars to complete the look.

Dark Blues: H&M - Blue My Mind (base polish), OPI - Get Your Number, Rimmel - Azure and Essie - Lots of Lux
Blues: Revlon - Dreamer and Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Green: Max Factor - Cool Jade
Dark Green: OPI - Jade Is The New Black
Yellow: Ciate - Loop The Loop
Red: OPI - Jinx
Teal glitter: Barry M - Aqua Glitter
Gold and purple glitter in blue base: w7 - Mosaic
Black and white glitter: L'Oreal Color Riche - Confetti
White: Barry M - Matt White with Barry M - Lady over it
All the glitter really added a LOT to the design, glitter was made for galaxies. I was actually really picky about which glitter polishes I was going to use, cause I knew which glitter would give what look. I sound crazy, but I got a design I love so sometimes craziness is worth it (sometimes).

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!! :D


  1. These are such fun galaxy nails, I love them! The black and white glitter polish you used for the stars looks really fun :)

    1. Aw thank you so much!!! :) I'm really glad you see it that way, I'm all about fun and I love black and white glitter :)

  2. These look great! I love the unusual colors :) Congrats on your 400th post!!

    1. Thank you!! :D I love unusual colour schemes too, they're so interesting. It feels crazy that I've posted 400 times, but I'm actually committed, thanks :)

  3. I love the mani - and congrats on 400 posts!

  4. Hahaha 400th! Congrats!! And this mani.... OMGOSH OMGOSH I LOVE IT!!!! From the colours to the style to the glitters used, you totally made a new look for galaxy! Great job!! ♥

    1. Haha thank you!! Thank you so much!! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ I'm so glad you see it that way, that is sooooooooooooooo nice :3