Sunday, 23 June 2013

#Manimonday - Nail Art Tutorial

 I have a Nail art board on Pinterest that I constantly reference for some "Nailspiration" (not a real word) and whilst perusing I came up with this design...
If you guys are feeling Creative keep reading for the tutorial of how do DIY your own version.

Equipment requirements:

Silver Nail polish
Neon Green nail polish
Silver Loose Glitter
Clear Nail varnish
Either - one white striper polish OR I use these Gel ink pens... you have more control and once you've sealed with clear polish they stay on just the same as varnish.

Step One: Paint your pinky, middle and index fingers silver.  While the silver is still wet, sprinkle some loose glitter onto your index finger. <<
Step two: Paint your ring finger and thumb neon green.
Step three: Wait for it all to dry nicely and maybe do another coat of any of the fingers if the first coat is a bit thin.

By now it should look as below...

Step Four: Now take your white striper or pen and draw white lines across your pinky finger.
Step Five: Draw a lattice pattern onto your ring finger.
Step Six: Draw small hearts or a similar cute pattern onto you thumb nail.

Wait for all varnish to dry before painting on a final top coat on all fingers (even the glitter)  
You can do a few coats of clear polish - all the more protection for your design.  I also find that clear polish with glitter is good as a final top coat as it seems to make the design last even longer, like pebble dashing a house?

If all goes according to plan your design should look a little like this... just take your time (don't attempt this 5 minutes before leaving the house) and I try to use fast drying nail polishes - they're usually a little thinner but I am notoriously impatient and can't wait for sh*t to dry... 

Do you guys dabble in nail art?  
I've only just started getting a little fancier (maybe because I'm not elbow deep in cake bater and icing at the moment #baker) but I find just going slowly and letting each step dry is helpful if you want a long wearing design.

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

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