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Cosmos Nails American Apparel Nail Polish

Mackenzie’s Notes
Galaxy inspired nail art has been really trendy lately and before I attempted a more painterly version I decided to get the effect with my newly hauled American Apparel polishes.  I used ‘Passport Blue’, a dark dusty blue creme color for the sky and ‘Supernova’ (um perfect name for this anyone?) for the stars and supernovas. 
(L) Passport Blue and Supernova (R)
Seriously, how great is that glitter polish!
The glitter polish is best used as a top coat layer since all the shards of gold lay out randomly, and due to their larger size this looks great and not sparse.  I applied two layers of the blue and one of the glitter polish; they both took a very fast time to dry! I recommend putting on a base coat under the darker blue since it might slightly stain your nails. Also, next time I will probably apply a layer of topcoat to secure and flatten out the larger glitter pieces which can tend to stick up. 
All in all I really loved this manicure and got so many compliments on it too. I noticed some girls do a double take on the subway, so you know it’s original and pretty! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
The size and shape of the gold pieces vary and mostly lay down flat; you just have to play with them a bit
Inspiration photo: I picked up this lovely cozy, rich indigo sweater at Forever 21; the color reminded me of Passport Blue!
This look is so luxe, perfect for a night out and during the winter months

Reader’s Recommendations: Have you tried this galaxy nail trend? Send me some pictures or links to your looks I would love to see them!  I will hopefully try out a more realistic version soon so fingers crossed!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10812222375480448753 LauraMck

    Ooh this looks like such a nice nail polish combination, love it xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16199874509103704123 Bree TheUrbanUmbrella

    I LOVE that glitter on the black, so lovely!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

  • http://bellezakisses.wordpress.com/ bellezakisses

    OMG!! Love your nails!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03251542600678299784 Rosemary sandiford

    ooooooo! lovely, that glitter is devoon! xxx Rose

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15668569954875889362 Sandy

    Love these nails! The gold glitter is amazing, will definitely have to recreate this look xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14313904954648748058 nokhuthula nyoni

    They are great! Love the colour combination x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10611427750245194374 Fannie

    I love the galaxy nail trend. Never seen a similar gold glitter/flake polish before I need this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12243157960743503663 Ellie

    Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that glitter polish before! What a great find, and you’ve taken beautiful pictures too!

    xx Ellie
    http://www.ellalogy.com 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01132043338199805469 Bailey- I Know All the Words

    Those polishes look amazing together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15983086662559202732 Brittney D

    So pretty! Amazing pictures!
    Brittney

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15983086662559202732 Brittney D

      What kind of camera do you use? Amazing quality

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10066173738682778509 Charlotte

    This is such a gorgeous combination. I love the name ‘Supernova’ as well. I haven’t tried any AA polishes, but I keep seeing them all over the blogosphere, so I may just have to give them a go.

    Great pictures by the way!

    Charlotte xo