Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tutorial: Windows to the galaxy nails

I think galaxy nails will never go out of style. But to figure out how to make galaxy nail art and still keep it fresh and interesting is a challenge by now. But I was looking at my old BM-606 plate and noticed this weird chevron pattern and I got the idea for this. To use it and make little windows through which you can glimpse the space nebula. 


For this manicure you will need a stamping plate with a pattern like the one I choose, and a opaque white nail polish. I used BM - 606, BPS White and Essence Wild white ways. If you don't like stamping just skip this and free hand draw the little windows. You will also need a stamping tool, a thin brush and a make up sponge. For the galaxy colors I used Essence Berry tale and Meet me at midnight, also Vollare pink. I added some Sinful colors Ice dream as a glitter top coat. 


Step 1: Create decals out of the pattern you choose. Once more, if you are not into stamping skip it and just free hand draw the pattern on your galaxy at the end. Here you can also see the way I distributed the colors on my make up sponge. 


Step 2: Making the galaxy simply means to applying the same colors on the sponge and than on your nails. Be ready for a lot of clean up. I had to do it in 3 layers to get the depth of the colors that I invisioned. That can happen sometimes if you don't work with very opaque colors. 


Step 3: Apply the glitter, if you are like me and don't have the patience of drawing small stars.
Step 4: If your decals are all dried up by now, apply a thin coat of clear polish on your nail beds and press on the decals. Than trace them around your nail so they get stuck on it. 
Step 5: You can cut off the extra decals on the edges. Or file them off at the top of the nail. On the edges the best way to do it is to use a thin brush with some nail polish remover on it, this combo will melt the decals away and speed up the clean up process. 



And here it is! Little windows looking out into the galaxy <3 I love this look soooooo much! Can you image how cool it would be if I could do this free hand? So many possibilities for the future :)


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xoxo
gin

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