Effortless Mani: Galaxy Nails Shortcut

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I love the look of galaxy nails but the steps involved intimidate me!  Here is an easy way to get the galaxy nails look if you don’t have the artistic talent to pull it off…

FullSizeRender-4IMG_09271.  Start with your favourite base coat – I used Nail Foundation by butter London.

2.  Follow it up with a dark polish (black if you want a greater contrast – I chose navy blue)…I used Char by Julep.  What I like about this formula is that I achieved the dark opaque look in one coat – polish has a thick consistency & smooth application.

3.  Use any confetti top coat (preferably one with different sizes & a colour that stands out from the base colour)…I used Crash by Sephora Formula X – it is a “transformer” top coat with turquoise confetti.

4.  End with your favourite clear top coat – I used Hardware P.D. Top Coat by butter London.  This is an optional step but I find that the confetti alone has a bumpy finish and the extra coat gives it a smooth finish!  I find that I need to reapply top coat every couple of days because the toner I use on my face contains alcohol & it slowly removes the top layers of the mani.  As the top layers get worn off, the abrasive confetti can cause snags/pulls in delicate fabrics – watch out!

Here are product links to what I used:

Base Coat: http://www.butterlondon.ca/lacquers/base-top-coat/nail-foundation-flawless-basecoat

Navy Blue Polish: http://www.julep.com/char-it-girl.html

Turquoise Confetti Top Coat: http://www.sephora.com/transformers-top-coats-P382101?skuId=1546621

Clear Top Coat: http://www.butterlondon.com/Hardwear-P-D-Quick-Top-Coat.html?search=Nail+treatments

I’d love to see your take on this – comment & share images below!  I’d love to see other colour combinations!

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