Sparkling Galaxy Nails

Sparkling Galaxy Nails Swatches and Tutorial

Sparkling Galaxy Nails Swatches and Tutorial

It has been ages since I have done galaxy nails but I was inspired while packing away my makeup and finding an unopened pack of sponges so decided that sparking galaxy nails were in order.

I love the look of galaxy nails and while not as time-consuming (or difficult) as other nail art, I find I don’t do them very often.  I went with mostly holo or glitter polishes with some extra holo top coat and silver glitter for the stars for a super sparkling look.  The photo doesn’t do the sparkle justice, but m camera was having a hard time focusing with multiple sparkles.

Sparkling Galaxy Nails Swatches and Tutorial Supplies

Sparkling Galaxy Nails – Supplies

  • Zoya Storm (base)
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
  • Zoya Hazel
  • Zoya Aurora
  • Zoya Edyta
  • Essence Let The Stars Rain Down On Me holo topcoat
  • Essie LuxEffects Set in Stones
  • Latex free makeup sponges
  • CND Vinylux weekly top coat

Sparkling Galaxy Nails Swatches and Tutorial

Starting with a base of Zoya Storm, a beautiful black with scattered holo topped with a generous coat of top coat, I sponged on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On to give the galaxy nails a base for colours.  Over that, I sponged on Zoya Hazel (a light shimmery blue), Zoya Aurora (a beautiful bright purple with scattered holo) and then filled in darker areas with Zoya Edyta which is dark but has a slight green-gold tinge.  Make sure to leave some of the white showing through the colours.  The best way to do this is to rip the sponge rather than cutting it to get small jagged pieces.

Since the holo of the galaxy colours was barely noticeable, I added a single layer of Essence Let The Stars Rain Down on Me.  Then using a sponge to control the glitter, sponged on Essie Lux Effects in Set in Stones for stars rather than painting them on in white as I usually do.  In bright light, they shine like real stars and gives the overall look even more sparkle than the holo alone.

Top with a coat of CND Vinylux to seal it all and even out the glitter and you have sparkling galaxy nails!

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43 Replies to “Sparkling Galaxy Nails”

  1. These are so incredible! I love the look of galaxy nails and have always wanted to try them myself but never got around to it. Yours are absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! They are actually fairly easy to do compared to a lot of nail art, you can’t really go wrong because you can sponge on more dark. I don’t know why I don’t do them more often

  2. Zoya Storm is the perfect base for galaxies!

  3. SPACE!

    Space if my very favorite thing ever. I love these.

  4. Ahhh so pretty!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautifully done! I love it!

  6. Treen Goodwin says: Reply

    ohhh this is so awesome , i love nail polish , very pretty !

  7. Storm is always such a great choice. Zoya needs to make more like it.

    1. They really do, I love that whole collection

  8. These are fantastic! I love the galaxy look and am so trying this. Thanks for the tips!!

  9. This looks gorgeous. I can barely paint my nails and you can create something as amazing as this on your nails. It looks amazing!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  10. Sheesh you are so talented!! I can barely put on one coat of polish on myself ?

  11. Wooooahhh this is stunning!

  12. These nails areeeee gorgeous, just like the face of the blogger 🙂
    bisous bisous!

  13. Ah, this is such a magical look! The galaxy effect is one of my favourite nail art trends and your version is beautiful- great job! xo

  14. You always have the prettiest nail art! And I’m totally digging Storm! I need this one in my collection. I don’t even have anything similar!

    1. It is one that I use a lot, and is so wearable for a black polish

    2. Thanks Samantha, I have bought a few black glitter/holo polishes since Storm but I always go back to it

  15. You know, I have SO MANY GLITTER POLISHES, I should totally try something like these to get at least some use out of them. And what a look!

  16. I LOVE this! SO pretty! I definitely want to try this out sometime.

  17. Jealous of all your Zoya. What’s one unique Zoya polish you would totally recommend?

    1. Storm gets a lot of wear but if I had to pick a fave that is unique it would be Thea (a pixie dust) that is purple and glittery)

  18. This is so pretty! I’ve never actually done galaxy nail art before.

  19. Your Galaxy nails look amazing!!!

  20. So these actually look amazing. I first saw galaxy nails on Cute Polish and fell in love. You did a great job!

    1. Thanks Melanie, it really is an easy look to create but looks so nice

  21. WOW! GORGEOUS nails!! So stunning. I would love to have nails like this.

    1. They are actually in really rough shape at the moment, I broke several with the renos/moving and my cuticles are suffering from painting and carrying boxes etc

  22. This is so elegant!

  23. Awesome! You make this look so easy!

  24. You did an incredible job on this nail art!!

  25. I love your take on galaxy nails and the very dark storm background. You used so many products and layered them perfectly to avoid making them muddy or overly complex. Awesome!

    1. Thankfully, these all dry fairly quickly when sponged on so don’t get muddy by mixing

  26. Love this look! It seems like it would be a PITA to remove but so worth it haha

    1. PITA to clean up, not so bad to remove (but that dry time on the bigger bubbles of polish)

  27. Wow! Your nails are absolutely stunning! Never seen a design like this before!

  28. This is absolutely gorgeous! Holy moly!!! I need to try something like this but am scared it would turn in to a giant mess!

    1. It is hard to mess up. just dab the sponge on something before your nail so there isn’t too much polish on it (and rip, don’t cut the sponge into small pieces)

      1. Awesome – thanks for the tips!

  29. […] and are not overly complicated despite the final look.  I feel that these look a lot like the last galaxy nails I posted but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right?  Apart from the base, the polishes use were […]

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