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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.

You’re done!




I was going through my old posts, looking to see if there were any simply tutorials I could do during the 5-day week. Do you recall the “Zebra Stripe Sunset” nails I did back in the summer? I wanted to show a tutorial, so here we go!

1. Start by painting the nail about 2/3 of the way down, then dab some of it away with your finger. I’m using a shimmery yellow, Pure Ice’s Unzip Me!

2. Using pink, paint the other portion of the nail, overlapping some of the yellow. Again, dab some of it off of your finger. This will create a “sunset”-like gradient.

3. Now, add your zebra stripes. Use whatever you’d like to make your stripes; I’m using a mini-striper brush (bought at Sally’s). I’m using Sally Hansen’s Lacey Lilac.

Add your top coat and you’re done!




This is a tutorial that was requested by a viewer from Texas! She goes to Alvarado High School, home of the Indians. I hope you enjoy this, and if there are others whose high school’s mascot is the Indians, or if you have the same colors, OR even just like the design, feel free to try it as well!

1. Start by painting the nails purple. I’m using Sally Hansen’s Purple Pizzazz, but you do NOT have to use the exact same polish.

2. We’re going to start with the pinky finger (or whichever one you’d like to work with first). With yellow, paint a section of the bottom of the nail. I’m using the brush that came with Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow. To be more accurate with your school, you can certainly use gold polish.

2. With black and a thin brush, make a line where the yellow and purple meet.

3. With white, write AHS.

4. Next will be the spear design, which, for me, is on my ring finger. Start by making a short black line and a yellow square.

5. With white, make a triangular-like shape. This will be half of the the top of the spear.

6. With black, do the same on the other side to complete the spear.

7. This nail will have a feather painted on it. For me, it’s my middle finger, but you may choose a different one.

With black, make a slightly curved line from the corner of the nail to almost the opposite corner. Then, with yellow and a thin brush, make lines. Use a light touch for best results.

8. With white, do the same, finishing out the feather.

9. This is the final nail, a very simple design. This is on my index finger, but, again, you may switch it up.

Paint a section of the nail white in this shape. For this part, I’m using the standard brush that came with the polish (no special brushes needed).

10. With yellow, make a thick line, on top of the white, following the curve.

Top coat your nails, and you’re done!





Requested design for Alvarado High School in Texas!

Requested design for Alvarado High School in Texas!



Bali Mago for Bath and Body Works!

Bali Mago for Bath and Body Works!



Inspiration: Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift

Inspiration: Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift


This is a tutorial that was requested for a girl’s family pictures to match her dress. It’s very simple and easy to do, and I hope you like them. If others would like to try this too, you’re more than welcome to!

1. Start with a dark purple/red. I’m using OPI’s Outback Aphrodisiac.

2. With black, make a chevron french. To do this (using the brush that came with your polish), start from one side and swipe diagonally from one direction. Do the same on the other side, then fill in the space.

3. With a glitter polish, paint over the black. I’m using Wet n Wild’s Hannah Pinktana.

4. Add a rhinestone where the base color makes a point. It doesn’t matter what kind you use — I’m using a square shape. I bought mine at Sally Beauty Supply, and you can buy them at any place where crafts are sold. If you don’t have access to any, you can add a dot of silver (try Sally Hansen’s Celeb City) in the same spot.

Add your top coat and you’re done!





Simple design requested by a viewer.

Simple design requested by a viewer.



My current nails. It’s been a while since I’ve played around with nail foil!

My current nails. It’s been a while since I’ve played around with nail foil!