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Festive firework nails.
Brightly coloured, glittering firworks explode on a night sky background.

Posted by George B. from GB • Published See George B.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials, black and clear nail varnish are a must, the dark sparkly nail varnish and the brightly coloured varnish are up to you, just make sure that these show up brightly on black, nail art pens will work best.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by painting your nails black.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    After 2-3 coats your nails should be pitch black. Leave to throughly dry.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now use a slightly transparent sparkly blue or black varnish preferably semi-transparent. Just 1 coat of this. And one again leave to throughly dry.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now choose a bright colour and either with a nail art pen or thin paintbrush start by making a petal shape. Starting off like a blob and dragging out into a slight point. Where this point ends is your centre of the firework.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now repeat in a circle, almost like a flower shape, don't be too neat.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 7
    Step 7

    And then repeat again, slightly outside the inner circle, spacing the "petals" out a bit more.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 8
    Step 8

    And repeat again, and again until you are happy with your firework.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use different colours and start the firworks in different places until all your nails are done. And leave to throughly dry.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 10
    Step 10

    Apply a clear coat of nail varnish and with a complementing or contrasting colour of glitter sprinkle lightly from the centre of the firework outwards. Don't over do it and be warned this is messy.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 11
    Step 11

    Apply glitter on all your nails, leave to dry and then apply 2-3 layers of top coat.

  • How to paint a nail painting. Explosive Fireworks Nails - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once dry, congratulate yourself on a gorgeous set of nails.

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Roxanne M.
Roxanne M. · Chicago, south side, United States · 27 projects

really cute, what do you have in the sick that holds the rpw of nails? a gum eraser?

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Tanis F.
Tanis F. · Grance Prairie, Alberta, Canada

That's really neat! Perfect considering that I have some high quality black nail polish that would go to waste. Thanks for this tutorial!

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Mrs Edward Cullen
Mrs Edward Cullen · Birmingham, England, United Kingdom · 12 projects

COOOL!!!!

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Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, Ca, CA, US

Well that's too fun! You should post pictures of you wearing them... do you wear them or just make them cuz it's awesome? Ha, happy new year!

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Shivi
Shivi · Perth , WA, Australia · 14 projects

Wow these look really good! Must try them for new years!

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George B.
George B. · Cambridgeshire, England, GB · 7 projects

Thanks Cat!! If you ever want a tutorial on a specific design/technique let me know and I'll see what I can do!

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 721 projects

Wow, these are so fancy. I want to get good at doing my nails, so thanks so much for all of the tutorials. x

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