A Galaxy Far, Far Away (From What I Intended)...

Yes, I went there with the Star Wars pun. Sorry, not sorry. :)

My galaxy nails never turn out how I expect them to. I don't know if it's something about my technique, or just a weird short circuit in my head somewhere between idea and execution, but I always start with a very specific vision for my galaxy manicures and then... end up with something completely different when I'm all finished. Today's look is no exception!

When I started this manicure, I was looking at lots of gorgeous pictures of bright orange and yellow galaxies. I'm still so in love with my favorite new orange polish that I wanted to do something more with it! Needless to say, I didn't quite achieve the vibrant, stunning beauty of these galaxies, but I think the overall look is still very galaxy-like and I ended up enjoying it anyway.

The base color here is Julep Nic. The full list of the polishes I used for the galaxy details, in roughly the order I used them, is as follows:

  • Julep Anisa
  • Deborah Lippmann Don't Stop Believin'
  • SinfulShine Bananappeal
  • China Glaze Snow
  • Super BLACK Lacquers Pocket Change
  • China Glaze Fairy Dust

I sponged on all the galaxy bits with tiny pieces of makeup sponge, and then added the white dots and sparkly star design with a dotting tool and small detail brush, respectively. If I could do this over again I would be more thoughtful about the size and placement of my white dots—I feel like most of them are a bit too big and their arrangement isn't ideal. I might also use a less stark white so that they don't stand out quite so much? But this is just me being super picky, I'm sure!

Thanks for looking!