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Since Christopher Kane released his galactic resort collection last year I have been absolutely obsessed with galaxy prints, and although I keep telling myself I'll DIY one of his magnificent t-shirts myself one day, I never seem to get around to it, but something that was more to my talents crossed my eye again quite recently... galaxy nails, oh yeahh, wow.

They're not too tricky, but I think it's an effect that requires a fair bit of patience.
So here's me trying to give you the low-down on how to create this look yourself but I'll probably end up making it sound more complicated than it actually is, so I'm sorry bout that lovlies, but here goes...

After applying clear varnish as a base coat I proceeded with a layer of purple polish. (I tend to go for Barry M' cuz they have a great range of colours to choose from and it's not too expensive.) I then sponged some indigo polish on top - making sure not to go all the way down and keep it darker towards the tip of each nail to create a sortof tonal impression. After that I applied a layer of glittery polish, and then finished with several coats of clear varnish, in the hopes of maintaining my nail art for as long as humanly possible... (when I say 'several' I actually applied about 6 coats, which is probably why they look so shiny, but it was really just an extra precaution, so one or two coats should be fine) ...aaand that's it! Umm, ta-dah!

If anyone tries to create this effect at home then please let me know cuz I'd love to see how it turns out for you.

x x x

32 comments:

  1. that is sooo cool! i love it =)

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  2. I'm obsessed with galaxy print anything. glad to see you're indulging your love for it!!!! your nails...STUNNING.

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  3. ahh your nails look great! i'll definitely try this out some time soon!

    Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. you're so pretty :$
    xxx
    www.alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  5. This is so creative! They look fantastic. Definitely going to give it a go myself! After I get rid of this monotonal burgundy I've got going on x

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  6. Your nails looks brilliant! I must try that sometime :)

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  7. Wow it's gorgeous, your explanation is just fine ! I totally understand it. Definitely having a go!

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  8. Um, these are amazing! I really want to try space nails but don't have enough colours (yet..!). x

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  9. ohh wow that looks stunning! i know if i did it myself it would look all blotchy, your's is perfect!


    thanks for the comment darl xx

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  10. amazing, i love your galaxy naila <3

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  11. Wow those nails are cool! That's probably the best nailpolish I have ever seen!

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  12. This is prettyyy, I love the colours!
    x

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  13. Thanks for dropping by my blog. <3

    Love your nails, they are crazy awesome! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  14. perfect nails! :)

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  15. Seriously they look amaaazing! Love them :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  16. Your nails look amazing, I really want to try this out!

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  17. I adore your nails, they look fantastic - the photo of you is gorgeous! =)
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  18. I am in total agreement with your love of Christopher kane... nails are lovely btw

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  19. Thank you for your lovely comment :) Just been looking through your blog and really like it so now following!

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  20. Ah! These are amazing! The name 'galaxy' nails describes them perfectly, gorgeous xx

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  21. oh, you're so skilled! I'd never be able to create this. I love it. <3

    and thanks so much! :)

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  22. WOOOO STUNNING! ♥

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  23. Those nails, dayumm! Thats so awesome, I shall try this next time :P

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  24. totally love those nails girly!

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  25. Oehw I defenitely gonna try to do some galaxy nails myself!
    This just looks great (:

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  26. really cool galaxy nails! love the colour transition!

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  27. Oh my gosh, this is amazing :) i love it! I am gonna have to give this a go x

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  28. I absolutely love these nails, the model is awesome, they look amazing and I have to tray to do something like that! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  29. divine galaxy nails! I love this trend!

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  30. the nails are pretty good!!
    Beijinhos**

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