Hello my beautiful friends. My guest post series are still continuing, but because of my internet issues I didn’t manage to post on Monday. The good news is, the laptop is fixed and I am able to use it again and post here more regularly! Yay, so happy about that. Today we have a guest from Germany, whose manis are so girly and beautiful. Please welcome Ann-Kristin, who is known as @annkristin0 on Instagram. I found her Instagram account when I was on a search for fellow nail art addicts from Germany. The function “Popular in your country” comes useful sometimes. Most of Ann-Kristin’s nail art is very simple, but done very beautifully and neat. Today however, she made something more complicated and detailed. Are there any fans of galaxy nails out there? You are lucky, because Ann-Kristin made an amazing galaxy nail art. Thank you so much my dear for writing this blog post and making these amazing galaxies! I am so excited to shade them with my readers. Let’s take a look.
My name is Ann-Kristin and I am today’s guest nail blogger on Paulina’s blog! I am German, 20 years old and study currently International Business Administration in the Netherlands. What a mouthful, huh? In my free time, I like to do nail art, because I find it quiet relaxing and that’s how my addiction to nail polish grew. At the moment, I am one of the “Insta-Bloggers” because I do not really have time for a full-time blog. The mani I want to show you today are galaxy nails with detailed planets. I promise, it is not as complex as it might look, but I won’t lie to you, it takes time and a steady hand.
I’ll break the mani down for you, step by step:
1: Start with a base coat
2: Add 2 coats of black polish (or 1, if it’s already opaque), followed by a glitter polish of your choice. (I used Butter London’s Henley Regatta, a fine blue-green glitter)
3: Grab a make-up sponge and dip one end into white nail polish, then carefully sponge it onto the middle are of your nails, creating a milky way and a base for further colors to add.
4: Now add more colors on the Milky Way; you can really vary the colors here, depending on the look you are going for. I personally like to add purple, navy and periwinkle, but yellow, orange or red is fine as well. Start with the darkest color around the edges of the black and the Milky Way, going lighter as you work your way through. When you are finished and you think your mani has turned out too dark, sponge white in the center. Obviously you can repeat all the steps until you are happy with the base.
5: Now you could draw on some stars using white nail polish and a thin brush.
6: Take a fine glitter polish to add even more “stars”, something like China Glaze Fairy Dust works the best.
7: To make the planets, grab your dotting tool (or any device that will give you a circle) and add dots where you would like the planets to be.
8: After you have decided which planet you would like to paint on your nails, take the colors necessary and simply start paint them on and layer until you’re satisfied. (For the earth I took blue, white and green)
9: Take some pieces of glitter out of a chunky glitter polish, placing them directly on the nail where you feel that some stars are still missing.
10: Finish off with a fast drying topcoat
Well guys, that’s it. There are a lot of optional steps in this galaxy nail art, but I think it’s worth it. It took me all in all around half an hour for each hand. I hope you liked this “How to recreate Tutorial”. If you have still some questions left, feel free to visit me on Instagram and ask them there any time. I try to reply to all of my comments.
Lastly, I’d like to thank Paulina for having me. Thank you dear for giving me the opportunity to post here today!