I think we need to all take a moment to rejoice that my nails have finally grown back to a nice length and I no longer have little stubs that aren't worth painting pretty colours!! Yay!
With that being said, a while ago I tried out those lovely galaxy nails for myself and I never bothered documenting how to do it and then I bit all my nails off so couldn't really do it again. So I'm trying it now and hopefully it works out just as well as it did the last time.
You will need:
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Ultra Rich Cuticle Cream
Sally Hansen nailgrowth Miracle
TopShop Nail Varnish in Lead
TopShop Nail Varnish in Big Smoke
TopShop Nail Varnish in Heart of Gold
TopShop Nail Varnish in Rising Star
MaxFactor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in Diva Violet
Essie Nail Varnish in Lapiz of Luxury
Essie Nail Varnish in 242
Any white nail polish (I didn't like the one I used so just use any)
To be honest, the more colours the better.
Because I have very dry cuticles that crack a lot I started with Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength Ultra Rich Cuticle Cream (try and say that 5 times fast).
I then followed with Sally Hansen's nailgrowth Miracle as a base.
The first polish you're going to use is TopShop's Lead and you're going to need two coats of this to get a really solid base.
This is where it gets a bit more interesting. You can mix and match with whichever colours you want at this point and don't need to be too neat and tidy about where you put the colours but I'll show you how I did mine this time. I generally try to use the blandest colours first and then build up to the brighter ones.
TopShop Heart of Gold.
MaxFactor Diva Violet and Essie in 242.
With the white you'll need to centralize it to where you want your star clusters to be and then you can add the little blobs and swirls for your milkyways.
Finally top it all off with TopShop's Rising star for the rest of the stars, add your top coat and tidy up the edges of your nails.
And you're done.
The only thing I will mention on the side is please try and wait before putting the colours on top of each other because if they're not completely dry they are going to smudge and bubble all over the place and ruin the entire thing.
Yeah this one is a little time consuming but it does look awfully pretty!
I hope this was helpful for some people and you liked what I came up with!!