welcome back to my returning follows and Welcome to my new ones! xox as i’am sure you can tell Monday did not work out haha ah well 😀 but the cupcakes seemed to go down really well (thank you x) I hope you guys liked it (and tried it because it is so GOOD!!!!! :D) now we have got that out of the way shall we begin?
so here are the things you will need:
(nearly all of the polishes I used are Barry M I have already done a post on there nail varnish so you can check that out for more details but basically they are not tested on animals And they are Free of the big 3, if you would like a more in-depth post on cruelty free and more economical ways of living please let me know and I can see what I can do x)
- black nail polish. (black)
- pastel pink nail polish. (fondant)
- pastel purple nail polish. (prickly pear)
- baby blue nail polish. (candy apple)
- teal/mint green nail polish. (green berry)
- bright blue nail polish. (damson)
- white nail polish. (coconut and the white Barry M nail art pen)
- glitter. (polish/or fairy dust I used both the nail polish is by Mavala (Topaz Gem) who are also cruelty free and free of nasty chemicals)
- topcoat. (optional, I would not normally use a top coat personally but as this design is slightly more time consuming I decided to apply a matt top coat)
- cotton buds.
- kitchen towel.
- nail polish remover.
- and a sponge (it is better if your sponge has more texture like the washing up kind also if you rip it apart (if its to big) then that’s is even better!)
i’am in no way saying for you to go out right now and buy all of these polishes you really don’t need them all to make this nail look all you really need are a few shades of blue and purple And (this what I would have done) you can always mix you colours to yet the desired tone just drop some of each shade onto a bowl or lid that you use for crafty things and mix with a cocktail stick or cotton bud and hey presto a fab new nail polish colour for you to use!!!!!! (I have been getting these nail varnishes over the years and for gifts so don’t feel like you should have these all right now xxxxxxx)
start with a clean nail, shape and file if you need to then paint a thin layer of black, leave to dry then repeat on the other hand, Make sure they are both completely dry and paint another layer on continue to perform this step till you have your desired tone (it took me two coats) remember that the thinner the coat the quicker it dries this is a top tip for me as time and time again I have thought that my nails were dry put your second layer on and then it has gone gloopy x (it dose not matter if your final result is a bit patchy we can cover them up in the next few steps 🙂 ) here are my black nails finished,
now we have prepared our nails it starts to get extra Fun!, drop some of your lightest nail colour onto a piece of kitchen towel (lid/crafty bowl) (make sure if you are using a bowl that it is never use to eat out of or used for none craft stuff!). then dip you sponge lightly into it and start dabbing onto the nail, start with the more patchy bits of your nail, try and make every nail different make some bits darker some lighter,
(I know this photo is not great but you get the idea 😉 I was finding the lighting quite difficult ) repeat on your over hand and leave to dry (with this technic of using the sponge the paint dries really quickly) now add some of your darker shades along side your lighter ones, I found that using a colour with a colour was the most realistic affect (don’t worry i’am going to explain ;D ) what I mean by that’s is were I had painted my purple (prickly pear I then painted my darker blue,(damson) were my light blue (candy apple) was I dabbed some darker green (green berry) so on and so forth. Experiment with colour this is in fact your galaxy! x (here is how mine if so far )
(looks like I sorted the lighting problem, well the sun did anyway 😉 ) once this layer is dry I then want Back over with my lighter shades making sure you can still see some of the darker polish
now for the finishing touches, I added a thin layer of my silvery glitter nail varnish (Topaz Gem) anywhere I had painted my pinky/purple (fondant) then on the lightest places (candy apple/coconut) I added little white dots using my nail art pen (you could just use a cocktail stick and white nail paint ) and Then I added (on my plastic lid (eg kitchen towel/ bowl) I bit of my purple fairy dust and my top coat then dabbed that on make one last check that everything is dry then cover nail with to coat and you are Done!!!!!!! here is mine all finished!,
hope you enjoyed this tutorial I hope you have fun with it (it dose not matter if you are not the best at nails i’am defiantly not! if you get it over your fingers as well as your nail (as I have in this photo) that’s fine its one of the reasons that nail polish Remover was invented 😀 xoxo you can do it!!!!!!! xoxo rock your Awesome Galaxy nails like there is no tomorrow! )x also won’t these nails be fabulous to wear to watch the new star wars film that is coming out? (not quite sure about the new film yet as I Love the old ones but hey don’t judge a book by its cover 😉
anyway this post is quite long already 😀 again hoped you enjoyed speak to you all soon xxx (stay strong oxox)
Love Grace xoxo