April 23, 2012

Wingtip Nail Tutorial

Do you enjoy funky nail design AND like to entertain yourself by making your fingers dance, but don't know how to merge your two interests? Fear not! I have just the tutorial for you!

Here's what you'll need:
• One dark nail color (black works nicely)
• One significantly lighter nail color (white works nicely)
• One or two pins to help with the design
• If you'd like to poke one into the end of a pencil for better control you certainly can, but you'll need the pointy end as well for this tutorial

Follow along with the steps below.

Step 1) Paint your nails a dark color.

Step 2) Use applicator to paint two scallops and the bottom half white.

Step 3) Use pinhead to paint white dots along scalloped edge.

Step 4) Use pinpoint to dot white under the scallops.

Step 5) Use applicator to draw dark block on top of the white and the pinpoint to draw a bow.

Step 6) Use the pinpoint to draw a line from the dark block, between the scallops. Also, use the pinpoint to dot dark paint over the white pinhead dots from Step 3.

Use the pinpoint to highlight the bow with white if you like, and don't forget a clear coat.

Commence the funny finger dances! Since they are wingtips, start with the Charleston...

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