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See Every Gorgeous Polish Used in Our 6 Star Nail Art Tutorials

See Every Gorgeous Polish Used in Our 6 Star Nail Art Tutorials


By semick

If you saw our story, “Stellar Shortcuts,” on page 44 of the November/December 2015 issue (out now – get your subscription in print or digital here), you learned 6 hacks for creating star nail art that would normally be difficult to do freehand. Now, we’ll share exactly which polishes and nail art tools we used to do each look:

shooting_starLook #1: “Shooting Star”
Products used
+ Gold – Morgan Taylor in Glitter & Gold
+ Burgundy – Essie in It’s Genius
+ Up Your Nail vinyls in Swirly Stars

black_hole_funLook #2: “Black Hole Fun”
Products used
+ Light grey – Essie in Petal pushers
+ Dark grey – Essie in Cashmere Bathrobe
+ Purple glitter – Polish M in Changing Leaves
+ 3/16” star hole punch from

intergalactic_glamLook #3: “Intergalactic Glam”
Products used
+ White – China Glaze in White on White
+ Indigo – CoverGirl Outlast in Vio-Last
+ Fuchsia – Essie in The Girls Are Out
+ Light Blue – Essie in I’m Addicted
+ Light purple – Sally Hansen in Lacey Lilac
+ Glitter – Essie in Pure Pearlfection

supernova_powLook #4: “Supernova Pow!”
Products used
+ Teal – Essie in Bell Bottom Blues
+ Silver – Essie in No Place Like Chrome


on_the_cosmic_tipLook #5: “On the Cosmic Tip”
Products used
+ Red – OPI Over & Over A-Gwen
+ To matte-ify nails – Born Pretty Super Matte Surface Oil
+ Gold glitter from Born Pretty Store

milky_wayLook #6: “Milky Way”
Products used
+ White (used as base underneath all colors) – China Glaze White on White
+ Glitter white – Legion Lacquer in Sub-Zero Frost
+ Baby blue – Essie in Garden Variety
+ Stamping plate – BM H25
+ Stamping plate for ring finger – Pueen 44

See a bonus star nail how-to for the below design online here!

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TIP: If you’d like to try out a completely different method for stars at home, check out the Beadz-It from Shooting Star International. This pen dispenses tiny metallic caviar beads directly onto the nail with a gentle downward push, so you can try something similar to Look #5 with round beads!

Beadz-It Nail Art Pen Self Photo Shooting Star Bedaz-It Nail Art Pen zoom photo Shooting Star Jpeg



All star nails here done by Melissa Fisk @lissamel9