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Try It! Nail Art
The Galaxy manicure uses a simple technique that puts the cosmos at your ngertips. By layering colours with a sponge and adding lots of sparkle, you can create a whole universe of designs.

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© 2019 DK Books / DK Books · Reproduced with permission. · This tutorial is from Try It! Nail Art, published by DK, £9.99, www.dk.com
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  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Polish your nails black. Let them dry for a few minutes.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply a shimmer top coat over the black polish and let it dry completely.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a cosmetic sponge to apply a textured band of white polish across each nail. Do not cover the whole nail.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a cosmetic sponge to apply some blue polish over the white areas.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat step 4 with green polish, filling in more of the white space.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fill the remainder of the white space by sponging purple polish onto the nails.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 7
    Step 7

    If needed, sponge some black polish around the colours you added to define the galaxies.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using a small dotting tool and white polish, apply a few ‘stars‘ to your nails. Let your nails dry.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Galaxy Nails - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finish by sponging your nails with fine glitter polish to add a subtle amount of sparkle.

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