Lilac and Pink Galaxy - Nail Art

galaxy2essie copynails3polish copyIs it me, or has nail art seemed to slow down a bit?  With such a busy beginning of the year and the semester, I’ve barely had time to add a coat of polish to my nails; however, this past weekend, I had a few minutes to create some easy, sparkly, girly nail art (no shame in the nail art game when NYC has minus two degrees weather).

One of the easiest (and most time efficient) nail art designs is galaxy - pick two or three colors, dab them on with a sponge, and voila!, galaxy nails.  Galaxy design is a tried and true favorite (as evidenced in this post and this post) - the design can be customized with your own color palette and can be transformed with other applied designs.  As I was still in the Valentine’s Day mind set, I created a pink and lilac galaxy design with a striped heart accent (and a glitter top coat because …stars!).  The polishes I used are Deborah Lippmann Lilac Wine, Essie Lilacism, and Essie French Affair - these polishes are well suited for nail art designs because they are opaque, have a creme finish, and dry easily but not too quick.

Although few us have the time to sit down and create intricate nail art, the galaxy design is a chic way to dress up your nails in just a few easy steps.  Be sure to follow our tutorial if you need an inspiration nudge.

 Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.

  • Jessica W

    This is great look!

  • Eleobel

    That is soooo sooo pretty 😀

  • Lily

    This is such a lovely effect x

  • Lets Talk Beauty

    What a pretty effect! I am terrible at being creative when it comes to my nails. I need practise