Galaxy nail art tutorial

Go galactic on your nails with our 7-step nail art tutorial. You don’t need any nail art pens to recreate this look, just a make up wedge sponge and nail polish in the colours specified below – most of which you probably already own. Let’s begin…

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You will need:
• Black nail polish
• White nail polish
• Blue nail polish
• Purple nail polish
• White nail art striping polish
• Glitter nail polish
• Make up wedge sponge

Galaxy and stars nail art tutorial | Step 1 | molliemakes.com
Step 1
Apply a base layer of black nail polish.

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Step 2
Dip a corner of a make up sponge in white nail polish. Gently press onto the nail to form a nebula diagonally across from left to right. Blend out the edges to soften the gradient.

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Step 3
Now dip the make up sponge in a small amount of blue nail polish. Apply this to the centre of your nebula.

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Step 4
Dip the make up sponge in a small amount of purple nail polish. Apply this shade to the outer edges of the nebula.

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Step 5
With a white nail polish striper, paint some simple stars using straight lines. If you don’t have a nail polish striper, you can make some white dots with toothpicks instead.

Galaxy and stars nail art tutorial | Step 6 | molliemakes.com
Step 6
Add a coat of glitter nail polish for a starry look.

Galaxy nail art tutorial | molliemakes.com
Step 7
Apply a clear top coat to seal in the design. Now get set to sparkle.

About the designer

Janelle Gaw is a Silicon Valley engineer by day and a secret YouTube nail art guru by night, playing with polish, cameras and glitter. Lots of glitter. elleandish.com

This tutorial was originally featured in Mollie Makes 45. Download it from ZinioGoogle Play or Apple Newsstand.

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