Saturday, November 19, 2011

What Pretty Nails

I got bored one day, and decided to do something fun with my fingernails. I admit when I get bored, I get creative. I also like to express my individuality which I decided to do with my nails. I get most of my polishes pretty cheaply from Sally's with sales and discount codes. I have a wide variety of colors as I can wear sandals about 9 months out of the year. I like to change my polish depending on the mood and weather.

hotpinkpolkadotfingernailsI found so many tutorials on You Tube. Many of them will show you step by step how to create designs and patterns. I picked white and pink polish. I painted my fingernails with the pink and white polka dots, and switched the color scheme on my toes to white with hot pink polka dots. I got lots of compliments and even inquiries on how I made the polka dots. You can either use a polish with the very narrow brush or use a dotter. I used the back of a craft paint brush to make my dots. I poured a very small amount of polish on wax paper. Then you dip the back of the brush into the polish and dot away. I dipped the brush into the polish after each nail.

hotpinkzebrastripefingernailsThis design is zebra stripes. It was easier to do on my toenails than my fingernails. Strange but true. I used a polish with the thin brush for a $1 at Dollar General. I painted my nails white and used OPI polish. I used the hot pink polish to make the stripes. Again just search on You Tube for a tutorial. It just takes practice and a little patience.


  1. Great job on your nails! I like the zebra, very nice. Especially for doing them yourself. I took cosmetology years ago (we don't need to discuss how many years or I would be dating myself haha), and I know it can be difficult to do the designs on your own nails. I forget some of the techniques I learned from going to all the shows now.

  2. congrats on that, they look like a lot of fun :)I would love something in black and white.

  3. wow, that looks so cool and fun. I envy people who can make their fingernails pretty. I don't know why but I just can't make mine.:)