TUTORIAL THURSDAY: Vix Swimwear Inspired Nail Art
Today’s nail art tutorial is inspired by Vix Swimwear. This particular suit is available in a variety of styles. Take a look at the Vix swimwear line at http://www.vixpaulahermanny.com/ You can also find great deals on Vix swim suits at Amazon.com, Nordstrom Rack, Zappos & Shopbop.com!
This look was pretty easy to achieve…. the nice part about it is you don’t need a steady hand ’cause of the squiggly print.
Here’s what you’ll need…
I’m Addicted by Essie – Turquoise Blue
Dillon by Zoya – Sea Green w/ shimmer
Chantal by Zoya – Creamy Beige
Louise by Zoya – Chocolate Brown
Black Nail Art Duo Pen – Art Club
Neve by Zoya – Deep bright Purple
Generic nail art striping brush
Top Coat: CND Vinylux Top Coat for a flawless finish that will last you 7 days!
Step 1: I applied 1 coat of I’m Addicted by Essie to all my nails and then topped it with 1 coat of Dillon by Zoya to make a custom sea green base color.
Step 2: Using a striping brush or just the nail polish brush paint 2 thick horizontal lines across each of your nails using an opaque, creamy beige. I used Chantal by Zoya.
Step 3: With your striping brush paint 3 horizontal lines over the beige with a chocolate nail polish. I used Louise by Zoya. ( your lines don’t have to be even or go fully across your nails)
Step 4: Using your black nail art duo pen, paint squiggly uneven lines over your chocolate stripes… Leave some spots open so the brown can show thru.
Step 5: Clean off your striping brush in some nail polish remover and use it again to paint a thin purple line in the centers of the beige. I used Neve by Zoya.
Let your nails set for a few minutes and then apply 1 coat of your favorite top coat to seal in your design. (I was in a rush… so as you can see below a few of my lines smudged when I applied my top coat… arghh… I hate when that happens!)
& there you have it! Swim inspired nails! Be sure to use the hash tag #thetrendynail & #vixswimwear when you recreate your favorite Trendy Nail Swim Look!
Thanks for stopping by!
(Photo credits: Aquarela Swimwear by Vix // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)