Monday, August 8, 2011

Galaxy in my Hands

Been seeing this look on Tumblr and wanted to try it out.  I love this but I would have to sport this in the fall/winter months.

You will need:
  • Jordana in Black
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away!
  • Jordana in Lemon Tropic
  • Wet n Wild Mega Last in Soul Mate
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Sapphire Blue
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Strobe Light
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Makeup sponge (or any dense sponge)

1.  Black base!  You can probably use another colour for a base but black looks best.

 2.  Put a drop of blue (Blue Me Away) on a piece of paper.  Dab the corner of your sponge in it and then dab off any excess on the paper.

3.  Carefully dab/sponge on the blue.  Do it in a messy pattern.  It doesn't matter if you're clean or not.

 4.  Using the same sponge, dip it in pale pearly green (Lemon Tropic).  I dabbed on the edges of the blue.

 5.  Next is a pearly purple (Soul Mate).  I dabbed this one over randomly to create some depth.

 6.  I used a pearly dark blue (Sapphire Blue) to balance it all out.

7.  Finally, I topped it off with some glittery polish (Strobe Light).  Remember to top coat to seal it on in =)

Now you have the galaxy in your hands.  This is actually a fairly simple design to do.

Some tips:
You should wait for the black to dry before proceeding with sponging.  Also, I used the same sponge for all the colours.  I'm not sure if that makes a difference but the colours seem to blend better.  And finally, you can also create larger stars by using a dotting tool and white polish.  Just dot on a few random large stars.

It's a tough one to remove from your nails but at least it looks good while it's on =P

Hope you liked this one!

- SheNailedMe


  1. wow very creative, keep up the good work

  2. Galaxies can really be amazing! Can't stop looking at my nails when I make it.