NOTD: Galaxy Nails

Galaxy nails have featured heavily on blog posts around the world for the past year or so.

I’ve never actually tried it as I thought it would be far to complicated but after trying out a few other designs I’ve decided to up my game!

Having already started out our 21 Days of Nails and then also seeing that Fee at Make Up Savvy has started a 15 Day Nail Challenge I thought it would be a great idea to combine the two and test out a Galaxy nail design today.

Hopefully she will link us in her post, but her blog can be found here for any other posts she puts up 🙂

Onto my designs….I decided to do two as I really got into the swing of things after trying out the dark galaxy nail design:

I started by painting my nails with a very thin coat of No7 Beautifully Black which is a silver glittery black, and then using Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire and Odyssey Blue to create a dark glittery base representative of a mystical night sky.

After this I used my latest purchases of the China Glaze Neon colours, Pool Party and Turned Up Turquoise to create swirls and patterns along with Nails Inc’s Cambridge Terrace to give a starry effect.

I then finished this with a top coat of China Glaze’s Hunger Games edition of Luxe and Lush which will feature in an upcoming post also.

After I managed to cope with my attempt at galaxy nails for the first time, I removed my first attempt and thought I’d go for a more summery edition…..even though the weather isn’t really reflecting the expected season! Sigh!

I started by using a pale blue base (Rimmel’s Sweet as Sugar) and also the same Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Odyssey Blue, and Nails Inc’s Cambridge Terrace to create a similar effect as before but in a lighter colour palette.

After this I used a coat each of the Saffron glitter nail polish in both silver and gold to give the best starry effect you could ever want with different shaped and sized glitter particles. 

I actually found this polish by reading Fee’s blog in the first place so I owe her this big time, you can find it on ebay here for £2.20 delivered and here are also some fabulous dupes of other polishes…bargain!

What do you think of my attempts? Are you a fan of galaxy nails?

I’m so impressed with myself, gone are the days when I stick to my simple manicure. The world is my oyster now 😉

Take a look at Make Up Savvy’s blog, it’s amazing!

L xxx


  1. Charlee Greenhalgh
    August 4, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    WOW!! I love your nails and this design is gorgeous :)Charlee

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      August 5, 2012 / 8:41 pm

      thank you! I had so much fun with this 🙂

  2. chazzehhh
    August 5, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    I love galaxy nails, it's something I do myself when I have the time, these look really good!Charlotte

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      August 5, 2012 / 8:41 pm

      i was always too scared before but I absolutely loved this! was awesome 🙂

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