Hi Nail Enthusiasts!
I’ve been thinking about creating a cute design on my nails but using things around my house rather than expensive tools bought at Sephora or Sally’s.. etc..
I came up with this cute design using tape, a toothpick, scallop edged scissors & my nail polish. 🙂
Let me know what you think!
I call it:
“Sprinkles Nail Embellishment”
Here’s how you get the look:
First you need the following:
- Scalloped Scissors
- Tape (I used gift wrap removable tape from Michaels. It was on sale.)
- Tothpick (for dotting)
CLEAR BASE COAT: Seche Clear
BASE: French Affair – Essie
SCALLOP TIP: Anti-Bleak NL M44 – OPI
DOTS: Alpine Snow NL L00- OPI & Anti-Bleak- OPI DRY FAST TOP COAT: Seche Vite
Polish your nails with a clear base coat and then your base color.
Apply 1 coat of your base color. In this case I used French Affair – Essie
* If your base color isn’t opaque enough use 2 coats and then follow-up with 1 coat of seche-vite dry fast. It’s important before applying your tape to make sure your nails are nice and dry.
STEP 3 Cut the tape to the size of your nail so it will wrap.
STEP 4 Wrap your nail with the tape. Try to press the tape firmly to your nail so it doesn’t bubble. ** It’s good to make sure your nails are nice and dry when you do this **
STEP 5 Paint the tip of your nail with the contrasting color. I used Anti-Bleak NL M44 – OPI
** Make sure your nail is dry before taking off the tape.
STEP 6 Carefully remove the tape once the tip is dry.
STEP 7 Apply your dots. I used both ends of the toothpick for different size dots. You can cut the toothpick to get a larger dot. It helps to practice first on a paper plate.
STEP 8 Apply Seche-Vite as your top coat for a nice shiny finish!
Voila! You’re done!