Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

First off I haven't blogged in a very long time! I'll probably do an update post some time soon. So you probably all know about galaxy nails and some of you probably already know how to do them but I thought I'd do a tutorial anyway. I've never attempted them as I always assumed they would be hard but they are actually really easy (and this is coming from someone who is rubbish at nail art!)

Firstly these are the nail varnishes and equipment I used. I know some galaxy nails have red or yellow so I guess you can play around with the colours you want. The glitter needs to be quite sparse so it doesn't cover the nail too much. If you don't have a dotting tool then a cocktail stick should be fine. Like wise with the sponge any will do, if it's a larger one just cut it down to size.

Galaxy Nail art tutorial

Galaxy Nail Art

Step One: 

Paint the whole nail black (or put a base coat on if you want, I'm lazy!) , make sure it dries properly before you move on.

Step Two: Put some of the blue nail varnish onto your sponge and dab it diagonally across the nail (you could do it in a different shape I just find diagonal easiest). Blend it well. You should be able to see the blue on the picture below. Please ignore the random cat nail (nail art gone wrong!!!)

Galaxy Nail art tutorial theomgdiaries.com

Step Two: 

Now get your purple and dab it at the top and bottom of the blue section

Nail art tutorial galaxy nails

Step Three: 

Do the same with the white but even less, dab this around/on the blue and purple areas

galaxy nail art

Step Four:

Use the pink to go over the white slightly, I placed the pink more randomly than any of the other colours, your purple might be brighter than mine so you may not need a pink.

galaxy nail art step by step

Step Five: 

Use your dotting tool to place white dots on the nail, do them quite randomly rather than spaced out equally.

how to do galaxy nail art
step by step nail art

Step Six: 

Last step! Use your glitter to go over the nails. My glitter gave quite a glossy finish so I didn't bother with a top coat but you might want too. ( Again partly because I was lazy!). I found it's not until this step that the nails start looking like a galaxy.

Topshop glitter nail varnish

easy nail art tutorials

easy galaxy nail art tutorial

easy step by step for galaxy nail art

Galaxy Nail Art easy tutorial

So I hope that made sense, I'm not the best at giving instructions! I also did some video tutorials on keek if anyone has that, my username is "theomgdiaries". Hopefully I'll be posting more regularly soon!


Hope everyone's Easter was good!

Sophie x


  1. These nails are gorgeous, I'll definitely give them a go. And that cat isn't a fail at all. Just found your blog, I'm your newest follower. :') x Olwyn


  2. love your nail art, I really liked it. Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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  3. ive done these before they're so simple but look amazing(:

  4. Wow this looks amazing! Well done you. What a great idea.
    Adela x



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