Ah, nail art, I could spend endless hours looking at you on Pinterest. However, when I try it on my own hands the fantasy does not match the reality. I'm right handed so my left hand usually looks ok and my right hand looks like a kindergartner finger painted on it. Tricky stuff, so how do I play in the land of nail art without looking like a hot mess happened on my hands? Start simple my friends, and choose a design that doesn't need a lot of precision for starters. The design I'm sharing today is simple, but it mixes colors and a dash of metallic to make it interesting. Steps are outlined below the colors you choose are up to you.
What You'll need:
Light Color Polish - Essie "French Affair"
Coordinating Darker Polish - Confetti "Moonstruck"
Metallic shade with a thin brush - Color Club "Steeled this Look"
Clear Top Coat
Step 1: Apply two coats of the lighter color polish. Allow to dry fully before proceeding.
Step 2: Apply darker color on the top half of the nail. Start in the middle and try to cover the nail in one sweep to avoid smudging or mixing the polish. Apply a second coat if needed. Let dry.
Step 3: In the middle where the two colors meet draw a wavy line with the metallic polish. This wave does not have to look perfect in fact it's better if it's not. I worked from the left side of the nail to the right and tried to create the line with one movement.
Step 4: Apply a clear top coat, a fast dry option is ideal especially if you are impatient like me.
That's it no tape or stencils or art degrees needed. Simple, fun nail art that you can actually do. Let me know if you have tried the design and how it turned out.
Have you tried any crazy nail art designs? Do you have any tips on how to paint between the lines? How can I make my polish dry faster?
Jennifer Rose Griffin is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru and writes her own fashion blog on being fashionable and thrifty, J. Rose Style. Jennifer Rose tried playing by the rules and then found out that the rules she was living by were from Monopoly. So she tossed them out the window and now spends her time doing activities she is passionate about, reading, writing, sewing and copious amounts of doodling. If you would like to learn more about Jennifer Rose and her quirky classic style please visit http://jrosestyle.blogspot.com or for her random thoughts, fashion related or otherwise, follow her on twitter @jrosestyle.