I couldn't decide how to paint my nails so i decided to paint them 5 different ways !
These designs are all very simple and only require a few nailpolishes.
I will be showing you how to do
- Checkerboard Print
- 2 Funky Frenchs
- Iris (Flower)
- Leopard Print
I am using (from left to right)
Piggy Polish "Sublime"
OPI "Need Sunglasses"
Essie "Super Duper Top Coat"
(not pictured) Essie "Protein Basecoat"
I got all of these polishes from ULTA, a beauty supply store.
STEP 1 FOR ALL MANICURES :
Apply a base coat. You can either use your top coat or a special base coat. This will prevent your nail from being stained by the polish.
LAST STEP FOR ALL MANICURES :
Apply a clear top coat. This will make your manicure shiny and last longer.
To mix your nailpolishes, roll it between your palms. Do not shake because it will create air bubbles in your polish.
#1 : Checker Board Patter
- 2 Colors of nailpolish
- light colored thin tip sharpie
Step 1 : Paint 2 layers of your base color and let dry.
Step 2: Draw a checker pattern with your thin tip light colored sharpie. You will not see this step in the finished product.
Step 3: Dump out some nailpolish on a piece of scratch paper then use your toothpick to fill in the checkerboard pattern.
#2 Funky French Tip Design 1
- 3 Colors of Nail Polish
Apply a diagonal stripe of your 1st color.
Using your 2 other colors, apply dots over your first color (while the first color is still wet).
To get the dots to spread out a bit, shake your hand.
#3 Iris (flower)
- 3 colors of polish
Step 1 : Apply a THICK coat of your base color.
Step 2 : While your first coat is still wet, put a dot in the middle. Then put another dot in the middle of your first dot.
Step 3: IMMEDIATELY, use your toothpick and pull the dot OUT on 4 corners.
Step 4: Then, pull your toothpick IN on the four corners that you haven't touched.
Eww so messy :P
Step 5: Plop a rhinestone in the middle of your Iris.
#4 Funky French 2 Candy Stripes
- 2 or 3 colors of nail polish
Along the top of your nail, draw stripes of each color.
Keep adding stripes until you get to the end!
Using your toothpick, add a thin stripe under the "Candy Stripes"
#5 Leopard Print
- 3 colors of nail polish
Step 1: Paint 2 layers of your base color and let dry
Step 2: Put random dots of your second color.
Step 3: Pour some nailpolish on a scratch paper and use the toothpick to partially outline the dots.
Sorry for this super long tutorial
Don't forget to put on top coat!!