Menu Join now Search

Galaxy Nail Art Design

If you’ve ever searched for nail art inspiration on the Internet, chances are you will have come across some cosmic-looking manicures that are known as Galaxy or Nebula nails. They look positively out of this world and it’s much easier to do than you might think. I know I say that all the time but it’s true! All you need are a few shades of nail polish, a make-up sponge, tweezers, a dotting tool, and a nail art brush.

Follow the directions below to create this galaxy design.

  1. Start by painting on your base coat and letting it dry completely.
  2. Tear off a small piece of the sponge and grip it in the tweezers.
  3. Next dab out the colors on to a piece of paper and dip the sponge in the paint. You only need a small amount on the sponge; it's best to build up the color than to splat on too much straight away! Use a fresh piece of sponge for each color.
  4. Start adding your colors by dabbing the sponge on to your nail in random patterns. Then add another color! Then another! I sometimes go through my selection of colors twice to make sure I get a really good mix of them on the nail.
  5. Add just a little bit of shimmer here and there.
  6. Next add the stars. Create the shiny stars by painting on a little cross, then joining up all four points with a curve. Using a dotting tool, add some smaller stars of different sizes.
  7. Then add a top coat to smooth everything over and make the whole thing dry.
  8. Clean up the messy bits around your cuticles using a nail art brush dipped in nail polish remover.
  9. Lastly, add a coat of of matte polish to finish off the look.

Here are some tips for perfect galaxy nail art:

  • Use small sections of sponge to dab on your polish so that you have better control over where your colors are going.
  • Have a shimmery, holographic or glittery polish on hand to create depth in your nail art.
  • Galaxy nails look great both in dark and mysterious or light and pastel-tone color schemes.
  • Always add a clear top coat to smooth over your nail art.

For more nail art inspiration, visit Sammy at The Nailasaurus!

Sammy Tremlin

Sammy is a nail blogger who some might say has too much time and nail polish on her hands. She blogs at The Nailasaurus, a space to share her passion for everything nails.

More You'll Love

Bandana Nail Art Is Proving This Paisley Accessory Is Totally Back In Style
10 Nude Makeup Palettes To Achieve That Natural Look
Cool Off This Summer With A Popsicle Nails Mani
17 'Wonder Woman' Manicures That You Don't Need To Be A Superhero To Wear
Fidget Spinner Nails Bring The Fun To Your Fingertips
Every Eyeshadow Palette We Want From Sephora Right Now
Look Like A Rockstar With A Trendy Geode Manicure
These Viral
Gender Reveal Manicures Will Help You Nail That Exciting Announcement