You’ve probably seen the typical black sponged galaxy nail already, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, try these watercolor inspired nails by Denisse. Looks pretty simple, right? To get the right shading, she actually used five different blue/green colors. See which polishes she recommends, and check out the full tutorial.
- Base coat
- Sinful Colors Snow Me White
- Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue
- Klean Color Sea Ice
- Cherimoya Melon
- Santee+ Vikini Green
- Orly It’s Up to Blue
- Top coat
- Tools needed:
- Makeup sponge
- Dotting tool (optional)
- Detailer brush
- Clean up brush (or Q-Tips)
- Disposable tooth brush (not pictured)
- White acrylic paint (not pictured)
Step 1: On a clean nail after applying base coat, paint your nail with white polish and let it dry completely. To reduce the amount of clean up, apply tape around your fingernail.
Step 2: Apply Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue on the makeup sponge and lightly sponge onto the entire nail.
Step 3: Apply Klean Color Sea Ice on a different area of the makeup sponge and sponge on random areas of your nail. Do not cover the entire nail.
Step 4: Apply Cherimoya Melon on the makeup sponge and lightly sponge on top of Klean Color Sea Ice without completely covering it. Repeat step 4 but with Santee+ Vikini Green over Cherimoya Melonthis time.
Step 5: Apply Orly It’s Up to Blue on the makeup sponge and very lightly sponge onto the entire nail to blend everything together.
Step 6: Place white acrylic paint onto a scrap piece of paper and dip your toothbrush in it. Run your thumb on the bristles so that the white paint sprays onto the entire nail. To make sure no big splotches of paint fall on the nail, run your finger through the bristles of the brush on a piece of paper away from the nail first.
Step 7: Grab your detailer brush to draw little stars on different areas of your nail. Optional: Grab your dotting tool and add medium sized dots in empty areas with the white paint.
Step 8: Clean up around your nail with a clean up brush (or Q-tips) with nail polish remover. Add top coat and you’re done!
[Courtesy of Denisse Obledo, Instagram@DenisseLove]