Just a simple, whimsical St. Patrick’s Day design!
Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #19: Microorganism
YES. SCIENCE. BIOLOGY. I wouldn’t be shocked if I was the biggest science geek that also was a nail art fanatic. Escherichia coli, anyone?
Click here to check out Kelly’s microorganism nails!
- Finger Paints - Tough Art to Follow
- Nina Ultra Pro - Solar Flare
- China Glaze - Def Defying
- Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!
Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!
Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!
- Savvy - French Cafe
- Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
- Recollections Glitter - Pesto
- Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
- Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery
Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #10: Zebra Print
I never thought we’d end up doing a common design! I haven’t done zebra print in a very long time, so it was the perfect opportunity to get some practice in. This was also my first try using The Best Glue Ever with my nail foil! This stuff is AMAZING.
- Finger Paints - Gallery Glam
- Dollar Nail Art - Seafoam
Aruba Coconut for Bath and Body Works!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The cloud cover is blocking the sun, keeping me from showing you how glittery and shiny these are.
A while back, I did a design of rainbow foil tips with some black zebra stripes on top. I received a lot of positive feedback, and many people were wondering how I used so many colors and generally how to do it. Here’s a tutorial on how you can have them on your nails!
1. Apply foil to the tips (or about a third) of your nails.
“Cindy, how did you get all those cool colors on there?” “How many foils did you use?!” To answer both of those questions, I only used one foil. I bought it from DollarNailArt.com, and it’s called Tie Dye Surprise.
The colors that show up depend on how you place the foil. In this case, I wanted my nails to be more blue and green.
After applying the foil, seal it with a clear polish.
2. Then, with black, add some stripes. I’m using a “mini striper brush” that I bought from Sally’s. I made the stripes from right to left.
Add your top coat and you’re done!
While going through old posts. I discovered that I forgot to fulfill a request! Here is the tutorial for my “tea party” nails.
1. Start by painting your nails with a teal polish. I’m using Sally Hansen’s The Real Teal.
2. Make random, spaced out dots, one color at a time. I’m using a basic nail art brush, but the first time I did this, I used the brush that came with my bottles of polishes.
First, use white. Next, purple (Wet n Wild’s Bite the Bullet).
Then mint green (Pure Ice’s Free Spirit), and finally yellow (NYC’s Taxi Yellow).
3. Add a matte top coat. There are many brands that make them, but I’m using China Glaze’s Matte Magic Top Coat.
Another requested high school design, but this one is for Emmaus in Pennsylvania. Here’s the tutorial!
1. Start by painting your nail in green and yellow. The green is Finger Paints’ Scenery Greenery and the yellow is Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow. Like always, you don’t have to use the exact colors I’m using.
2. I’m going to do all of the green nails first. On the ring finger, write ‘HORNETS’. To do this, i’m using the very tip of my brush and not a lot of polish.
3. On the middle finger nail, you’re going to make the E. I’ll show you step by step (for the most part) how to make it:
Make a line.
Add a small line to the left end of the line, then make a long line on the other side.
Make another line identical to the first one.
Make the middle line, and make the lines thicker.
There’s the E!
4. On the index finger, make the bottom of the hornet. To start, make a curved line for the bottom of the abdomen. For picture purposes, I’m using white, but black, dark green, or possibly yellow, would make a better fit.
5. With yellow, make the stinger. I made my stinger a little too thick, so make yours thinner to be more realistic.
6. The final is the pinky nail, which will be the hornet’s striped abdomen. All you have to do is make a thick green line. I made mine curved, but you can make it straight if you’d like.
Add your top coat and you’re done!
Requested for Emmaus Hornets!