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.
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