10/05/2015 11:41 EDT | Updated 10/05/2015 11:59 EDT

#ManiMonday: How To A Create Simple Galaxy Nail Art Design

Kaitlyn Delano

There has been a lot of cool space-related news recently -- the blood moon, the discovery of water on Mars... so why not take this trending topic and apply it to your nails with a galaxy nail art design? While the design looks very intricate, all you need is a cosmetic sponge. I recommend taking a look at pictures of supernovas or galaxies to become inspired before completing this design.

galaxy nail art

Here's how I created this look:

  1. Start with a black base
  2. Using a cosmetic sponge, start with the darkest colour and lightly sponge some of the nail (I tend to go with a thick diagonal line across the nail)
  3. Continue layering sponged colours and getting lighter and lighter in colour. I personally primarily use blues and purples, but love the pop of yellow. You could also use a hot pink or orange. The key is lightly sponging so you don't get big blobs of colour.
  4. Finish it off with very sparse white sponging
  5. Dab a couple glitter polishes to create the look of shimmering stars

You might not think your design looks that cool until you add a top coat over the design. This top coat brings out the different colours while also blending the colours and really bringing it to life.

galaxy nail art

Polishes Used: Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in Night & Degas, OPI Umpires Come Out at Night, Revlon Wild Card, Teeez Jealously Jade, Revlon Charming, Avon Sunshine, Sephora by OPI Flurry Up! and Sally Hansen Golden Rule.

Kaitlyn Delano is a beauty blogger based in Toronto. You can find all of her Mani Monday designs on her blog, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty.

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