I started with a base of OPI Black Onyx.
Then, once that was dry, I tore off bits of a triangle makeup sponge. I used the rough, torn edges to dab on tiny amounts of a few different polishes. First, I started with Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver (umm, sidenote, this may be my current polish crush). Then, I used Sally Hansen Blue It, Orly Frolic, and China Glaze White On White, in that order. When doing the sponging for this step, less is more. You can always add more layers of color for a stronger effect if needed, so only sponge on small amounts at a time.
After I was done sponging on the layers of colors, I painted China Glaze Fairy Dust in the black spaces where I hadn't sponged anything. You don't want to put the Fairy Dust over the whole nail, as it will overwhelm your nail art. Let the sponged bits speak for themselves!
Finally, I added larger white spots with a dotting tool to represent the stars that are "closer" to the viewer.
As an awesome celestial bonus, when this manicure is in the sun, the holographic glitter in Fairy Dust twinkles like distant starts. It's very cool.
I am very pleased with the way that these turned out. Overall, I think they look very spacey. I also like that they are kind of cool-toned while my first galaxy manicure was more warm-toned! It's a different type of look but they still feel like they go together.
Have you tried galaxy nails before? I have to say, they are much easier than they seem! If you like the way these turned out but are kind of hesitant, I strongly urge you to give this a try. You may be surprised by how simple they are to achieve. You could even try out color combinations and practice your sponging on paper beforehand!
Hope you enjoyed these! <3