Galaxy Drip Nails

Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 52 Comments

I know I don’t usually post more than one picture of a new nail art manicure. I loved these so much I couldn’t narrow it down to one picture, so I went with four. :D Really hope you’ll like these as much as I do!

These are my galaxy drip nails! I saw Christina from the blog Starlett Approved do galaxy drip nails and I was in love, I simply had to make a manicure inspired by hers! Christina is a close friend of mine, I hugely love her and her nails, definitely take a look at her blog!

I started with a white base coat, using my trusted BK white polish from Born Pretty Store. Then I painted the drips with China Glaze Purr-fect Plum, using the nail polish brush inside the bottle. Then I used the corner of a make-up sponge to create the Galaxy effect, I used China Glaze Rich & Famous (hot pink), China Glaze Spontaneous (purple) and China Glaze Light As Air (lavender).

With a thin brush I added small dots and stars using BK white. I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust over the drips and the entire accent nail to make it more sparkly and finished off with Essence Colour Arts as a top coat.

I am in love with the effect. I seriously cannot stop staring at my nails! I also love how the colours turned out, though I have to say the blog Coewless Nail Polish also inspired me with her amazing purple galaxy nails!

Thanks again to Christina for showing me this awesome design. I love it so much! Hope you girls like it too :)

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Posted on: September 23, 2012

Filed under: Nail Art, Nails

  • deijsprinses

    Beautiful as always! Such details!

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much!

  • bleubulle

    wow ! im in love with your nails ! love the galaxy' style :)

    • veryemily

      Thank you! I love it too :) galaxy print is so pretty!

  • Linda

    Omg gorgeous! I I had thought of doing a mani like this!

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much Linda! If you do these I know yours will turn out amazing (and a million times better than mine haha!) x

  • kate

    I'm just saying that she wasn't the first one with that idea.

    I've seen others of this design before too. Still, yours look amazing.

    • veryemily

      Oh I see! My apologies! Hers were the first ones I’d seen so I did not realize. Thanks for letting me know! I adapted my blogpost a little :)

  • Yours came out sooooo much better than mine!! I love them, but I love you more :-*

    • veryemily

      Shut up Christina! Yours are amazing girl! Love you loads <3

  • ZO geslaagd! Echt super!

    • veryemily

      Thanks :)

  • Ems

    Love these seriously Em! Such a gorgeous drip! Killed it!

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much Ems!!! <3

  • This looks so amazing. I want to try this sometime. It's so pretty and original <3

    • veryemily

      Awh thanks so much Lin! So glad you like it :) <3

  • Oh my gosh this is amazing!

  • This is very very OH MY GOD awesome!!! I wish you could do a step by step tutorial on this, I love it!

    • veryemily

      Thank you! I wrote a little text guide in the post which might help :)

  • wow that looks super-awesome !!! very very good job *Q*

  • So gorgeous Emily! I adore you blog! I've been reading it backwards and forwards for months, gorgeous nails all the time and its so interesting too. Thank you!


    • veryemily

      Awh thanks so much! That means the world to me :) so glad you like it! x

  • Wow, so beautiful!

    • veryemily

      Thank you!

  • Alyssa

    I love these!

  • Kim


  • gnarlygnails

    its no wonder i had to scroll through so many comments to leave one – these are sick girl!

    • veryemily

      Awh thanks Missy! Haha this is without a doubt my most popular post ever, judging by the comments anyway! :D

  • Elena

    They look AMAZING! i like how the galaxy nails but the dripping is even cooler and more unique :) i wish i could do that!

    • veryemily

      Awh thank you so much!!

  • These are amazing..

    • veryemily

      Thank you! :)

  • i loveeeee it

    • veryemily

      Thank you!! :)

  • Really beautiful !

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much!!

  • Wow, awesome!

    • veryemily

      Thank you!! x

  • coewless

    This is amazing!!
    I seriously have to try out galaxy drip nails some time soon! I just have know idea how to do it.. :D
    And thank you for linking to me blog! :D

    • veryemily

      Awh thank you so much for your comment! I hugely love your blog! Seriously if you try these they will be utter perfection :) <3

      • coewless

        Thank you! I love your blog too, and just started following you via bloglovin! :D
        Can I just ask how you did these? Cause I just can't understand how.. :D

        • veryemily

          Haha thanks! Well, I started with a white base, then I painted the drip design with China Glaze Purr-fect Plum, and then you just use the edge of a sponge to make the galaxy effect! If you accidentally sponge outside of the drip, just use a thin brush and the white base colour to clean up any mistakes. When I first saw my friend Christina make these I had no idea how to do them either but once you try them you will see it’s very easy! :D

  • Diane

    LOVE THEM! Will have to go looking for the ingredients! Thank you for posting!

    • veryemily


  • Bernadette

    I love your design and will be featuring it on my IG acct. today! I will note your website too! @bdettenails

    • veryemily

      Thanks for giving credit :)



  • Fuxia91

    wow .. This nail art is its effect, I have to do it too … Nail art is one of my passions

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