This week I’m going to also share with you what my oldest daughter is wearing, because you know, she loves nail art too! It’s easier than it looks and your girl will love it – try it on yourself too, it’s so easy! Also, prep your nails properly to ensure they don’t get yellow from polishing them, you can see which base coat and top coat polishes I use here and here for the tools I own for at home manicures. Let’s begin …
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My daughter wanted pink polka dots, so in order to make the dots stand out, I placed a white nail polish underneath.
Essie Nail Polish Used: Blanc (white) and Mod Square (pink)
Nail Tools Used: Nail Brush + Dotting Tool, piece of aluminum foul to pour a small amount of the polish you will be using for the ‘dots’
It’s really so simple, first use your base coat to protect your nail, let it dry and here I applied Blanc, I allowed it to dry completely, then I got a small piece of aluminum foil and poured a small amount of Mod Square – if it becomes sticky, pour some more next to it, and with my dotting tool, I dipped it, first started in the center of the nail, creating three dots, and then on the sides creating a ‘zig zag’ with the pink polish, this made it easier to keep all the nails cohesive. Tip: You can clean your dotting tool in between polishes with acetone and wiping it with a napkin. Allow the dots to dry completely before applying your top coat – otherwise your pink dots will smear. And you’re done!
So, I wanted to try the reinforcement labels again and here are the colors that I did this week.
Essie Nail Polish Used: Good As Gold (gold) and Licorice (black)
Nail Tools Used: Avery Reinforcement Labels
After prepping your nail with the base coat and allowing it to dry, I put Good As Gold polish on all my nails, allowing this to dry I then placed a reinforcement label on each nail. You can see this post on how to properly place labels on your nail, once you have the labels nicely secured – don’t forget the sides, paint the top part of the nail with the Licorice nail polish, while still wet, remove the label and allow the nails to dry completely before applying your top coat.
Lastly, I wanted a ‘rainbow’ of gray nail shades for this look.
Essie Nail Polish Used: Any glitter shade, Blanc (white), Petal Pushers (gray tone) and Anchor Down (darker bluish-grayish tone)
Nail Tools Used: Cosmetic Foam Wedge – if you find yourself having more clear polish than glitter on your nails, take a look at this
As always apply your base coat, here I used the glitter polish for on the pinky – don’t judge the current state of this foam wedge! Eek … OK, let’s move on. If you see yourself having to apply your glitter polish too many times to count and still don’t have enough glitter – do this, apply one edge of the foam wedge, this will ‘soak’ up the clear polish and leave you with just the glitter, dab the foam on your nail, reapply and repeat the steps until your entire nail is covered with glitter – shouldn’t take too many applications. You’ll have on your nail exactly what you see in the bottle! That’s it, it’s that easy to apply glitter, who knew?! Moving on, on the ring finger I applied Blanc, on the middle finger Petal Pusher and on the pointer and thumb the Anchor Down shade. After the nails have dried, apply a top coat to give your polish a great shine!
Have a wonderful and blessed Friday!