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
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!
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!
My current nails. It’s been a while since I’ve played around with nail foil!
Zebra print gifts!
LMFAO - Sorry for Party Rockin’! (The black glitter looks awesome in person!)
I’m going to be showing you how to do the Pink and Glitter Zebra nail design. It’s very simple to do!
1. Apply your base color. I’m using a pearly white called Sheer Magic by Sally Hansen.
2. With your next color, in my case, Sally Hansen’s Wedded Bliss, make a cut across the nail. To do this, use the nail polish’s brush and simply paint a diagonal line across the nail, and fill in the space. You should have something like this:
3. Next is to make your zebra stripes in section closest to the cuticle (in this tutorial, the white portion) with a thin brush (or nail art pen if you want).
4. With a glittery polish, make a thin line in between the two sections, on top of the dividing line, using a thin brush (or even a toothpick, I’ve done it before!). I’m using Sally Hansen’s Strobe Light.
Add on your top coat and you’re finished!
A few days ago, I was doing my nails. I wanted to do something neon and zebra print, since I had been avoiding those two things for so long. Things were going great, and then I thought “It would be awesome if I made it look like another print was ripping through the zebra print!” So I tried it. You know that phrase that goes “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it?” I just kept trying and trying, and I ended up with a nail fail, which is above.
This has inspired me to post many more of my nail fails.
Pink and black zebra with glitter. Probably the best zebra print I’ve done so far. Done on January 15, 2010.
Neon pink and zebra. Done on January 19, 2010.