Sunday, 3 November 2013

Pastel Galaxy

A bit late to the party here, but pastel galaxy nails have been on my 'to try' list for ages, and I decided I definitely needed to do them after seeing my friend Naileymabob's version - so pretty! I also wanted to give them a go because I've been crazy about Indie polish recently and been posting lots about them, swatches etc, and I felt I should make sure I also post nail art - I've not being doing much recently.

For this design I started off with a base of Utopia by Models Own - I love this color, but I reckon any pale base coat would be fine for this look. I then used a make-up sponge to add on various pale colours in random patches on each nail. I used:
Miss Sunshine by Accessorize (yellow)
Prickly Pear by Barry M (purple)
Spearmint by W7 (green)
Cinderella by Sinful Colors (blue)
And an un-named pink by Glam.
These are my usual go-to colours for pastel nails - they're all fab! Here's all my equipment, on my 'nail art table' aka my laptop lid:

After the sponged colours had dried I then used the white Barry M nail art pen to add on the little dots and stars. I finished off with a topcoat of holographic glitter, from Claire's Accessories, and then Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri for the shiny finish. 

These were sooo hard to photograph! I totally need a lightbox... so here's a selection taken in different lights, with flash on/off...


  1. I've tries two times to do my own sweet pastel nabula nails and...twice I've failed!
    your design is just perfect!

  2. These are gorgeous! I love pastel colours, and I've never even though of using them to do a galaxy mani. Huh! :)

    1. Oooh you should try it, they all blend so easily and look all pretty and dream-like :-)

  3. Absolutely love this design! Love all of the colours you used.

  4. My wallpaper was exactly this pastel galaxy for sooo long! Now I see it looks great on nails too :)

  5. Wow, these look amazing! I'm jealous of your nail art skills x

  6. These look lovely -- very delicate and pretty! I love the pastel colors you used :)


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