Galaxy Nails Tutorial





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I received an overwhelming response to the galaxy nails I had pictured on Monday's post. Many of you requested that I make a tutorial for this look. I was inspired by this particular post, but I didn't have the same colors that they suggested. The great thing about this look is that no matter what colors you choose, it always turns out great. I've seen people use oranges, yellows, greens, and pinks with this look, and they all turned out beautiful. Here's my take them. Enjoy!



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A thin coat is best. And make sure to wait for it to dry before proceeding.
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The trick is to add splashes of color randomly. A bit of blue here, a bit of purple there...
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I hope this was helpful! I'd love to see your galaxy nails. 

Bon week-end, everyone!

70 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Thanks for the great tutorial!! It really looks fabulous.
    XOXO

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  2. OH MAN I need to show this to my sister so she can do it for me (hehe). I really love it! So glad you did a tutorial :DDD

    anastasia

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  3. YES YES YES YES YES!
    and yes, drying and being patient (not my best trait)are the keys.

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  4. I need to go buy some nail polish...NOW!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  5. That's really cool! I think I'll try it :) Thanks!!

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  6. I.Love.This. It really isn't too difficult, either, which is even better. I hate it when nails take, like, an hour to do. This is super adorable. I just might need to do this next week!

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  7. Love this tutorial! I love the colors you used and this looks really easy to recreate :) Would definitely give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Amazing!! So happy you posted this tutorial!!!

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  9. Galaxy nails are super cool. I think I'll give these a try myself this weekend. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  10. thank you so much for this post, they look amazing!xo

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  11. thanks for the tutorial ! definitely will try this ! :D

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  12. WOW! Laura, I love this! And the glitter stars and moon is a fabulous touch! You did an amazing job and thank you so much for sharing :)

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  13. i love those i will try this. thanks for the tutorial :)

    xo
    A_Riot

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  14. This is so cool! Like out of this world, lol. Gonna have to try this, been bored with my nails.

    Kayla

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  15. wow- I am not so talented with nails but you did great! Happy weekend!
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  16. They are utterly fab and look fairly simple to do! I might have to give this a go x

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  17. awww... so cool! thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow beautiful. It looks amazing! I love the tiny stars. I must find that polish.

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  19. that's a lot of polish! i would love to try this one day, and being that i do my nails after the minis go to bed...looks like it will be a long night with all the layers, lol!

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  20. These are the prettiest nails I have EVER seen! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  21. Laura, how I wish my nails were longer! This is such an easy to follow tutorial and your nails are so pretty! I love them! And I like the name "galaxy" nails! :)

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  22. Love the galaxy nails, great tutorial, you make it sound easy to follow! Love the little star details :) x

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  23. woah... cosmic :P but seriously, this is pretty!!

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  24. Fun nails! Love the sparkles.

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  25. Buen post, tienes un bonito blog.
    si te gusta la poesía te invito a mi blog.
    feliz fin de semana.
    saludos.

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  26. so gorgeous! u make it look so easy!

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  27. ohhh your nails does really remind me of the galaxy! perfect for the fall and winter, dark, pretty and super sparkly!!

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  28. really clever! definitely have to try this :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  29. ah wow the end result is really amazing! so, layers of polish is the key :D xx misstea & co.

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  30. i really love your nails!! so cool! :)

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  31. To be honest with you I've never really been a fan of dark colored nails BUT this is freakin awesome! I think I might even try it. Thanks for the inspiration!



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  32. Great tutorial Laura!!! It's layered! Very very interesting. I love that look. Have a great weekend Chicadee and thanks for the FF! :D
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  33. thank you for the lovely comment dear! :) And love your tutorial!! Don't know if I have the patience to do it though... :P

    xx
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  35. Great post! Thanks for sharing :) Thanks for following me, follow you back already ^^

    Cheers,
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  36. Oh my god ! I should try something like that ! It's beautiful ! BRAVO !
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  37. Oooh.. awesome tutorial!
    I'm not sure I'll be patient enough to do it tho!
    So many steps.. LOL

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  38. thats a really pretty nail polish! reminds me of the skies, love the stars on it! have a good weekend!

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  39. you are a genius!

    follow me :)
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  40. you are a genius!

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  41. Those are fabulous! And I think I have almost all those colors...must try!

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  42. Wow.. This is awesome :D
    Thanx for sharing.
    Following you. mind to follow back? Thnx :)

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  43. beautiful nails

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  44. Heyhey, thanx for the lovely comment in our blog! I'm happy the post got u interested in Biba. Love these nails babe! I like it that we can just add splashes of color anywhere, no rules, just have fun!

    Fang Ting
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  45. Lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing and love the result, gotta try it =)
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  46. Love it! I must try it out soon!

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  47. Brilliant darling! I love the simplicity and unique look!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  48. Super fab nails. I did a similar design to my nails a few weeks ago, except mine had nebulas on them. hehe. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  49. This would be perfect for my crazy silly halloween idea of being a space amoeba haha! (long story!) They look amazing dear! Zoë x

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  50. i've been wanting to do this.. but i don't have a holographic nail polish =.= ugh

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  51. YAY! love your mani sweeetyyy!!! love the holo glitter! nice tut! love!

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  52. I love these nailpolish :) I like your blog. If you want we can follow each other! :)

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  53. Your tutorial is great! I love this nail trend, but I don't think I will be able able to recreat it: no patience nor steady hands!:(
    It sure looks beautiful though:)

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  54. this is amazing! :) LOVE IT!
    wanna follow each other?
    xx

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  55. Those are a lot of steps to get the look but sooooo worth it! Love your ring by the way..

    Love! ~Angel

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  56. You know I love my nail art. I can't believe how simple this is! Gonna try it next, lovely! :)

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  57. This is awesome! I want star glitter polish, that is so very, very cool.

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  58. LOVE IT! I'm bookmarking this right now! Thanks for sharing your tutorial =)

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  59. I really want to try this. Too bad my nail polish collection is severely limited.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  60. Omg, I tried ddoing galaxy nails once. it was a total fail. LOL

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  61. i've been wanting to have galaxy nails and these would help me have them. thanks for this tutorial :)

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  62. I've seen this a few times but yours is by FAR the best!!! I love love love these and am totally gonna try! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

    <3
    -Aly @ www.therosealley.blogspot.com

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