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!