Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rainbow Nails

Yesterday was for me a rainy don't want to do anything sort of day.  My throat hurt and I think I have a mini cold.  The type of sick when  it isn't bad enough to call yourself sick and stay in bed all day but you are still not feeling that great.  I wasn't quite prepared to do a tutorial today so I did something quick and St. Patrick's Day related.  I landed on painting my nails.

This Tutorial explains how to paint a rainbow on your nails.  I like to paint my nails.  I only paint them about once a month and let them slowly chip away until I can't stand it anymore and then I paint them again.  Does anyone know any tricks for keeping nail polish on?  I have never had fake nails and I don't really want them either.  No offense if you have them, they do look good and they keep the nail polish on without chipping they just seem like too much hassle/money for me.  What do you think about fake nails?
1) Pick your polish.  My colors are not right for a rainbow but it is what I had and I didn't think it really mattered.  I also like to use the Art Deco thin brush polishes.  They are great for making lines and are only $1 at the dollar store.
 2) Paint your nails half and half and wait for them to dry.  I did this with my two colors that don't have the thin brushes.  If I had all think brushes I would probably just do one stripe at a time.
 3) Paint on the stripes and wait for them to dry.
 4) Add the clouds by doing three white dots on one side then connect them to each other, then let them dry.  I thought these looked exactly like clouds.  When I showed Bob he asked what the white blobs were.  haha, I guess we don't see things the same.  His first comment when I showed him them was about the rainbow being the wrong colors.
 5) Paint on a clear top coat.  Thats it!
Now I just need to keep them from chipping until after St. Patrick's Day.

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Gayle Daly said...

I've tried, fake and gelac and they just don't work for me. Those processes completely wreck your natural nail. I have found that after painting my nail if I sit about 15 minutes to let them dry....they do last longer. I also use a base & top coat. It's all about drying the nail and with cool air, not the heat lamp things.

Jenny Melrose said...

They look great! I'd never be able to pull this off though. I'm too wobbly. I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays over at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Seriously--how cute are those!! I've got to try this. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jenny Melrose said...

So cute! I'm so glad you shared these at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

Amy said...

Fun and different...festive for St. Patty's day! Thanks for linking up at Shine on Fridays!