Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Polish You Pretty & MUA! Make Up University

Nail polish is an art in itself and I love nothing more than to see paint used in creative ways. A little less than a year ago I discovered a blog titled "Polish You Pretty" and I fell in love! They have some of the most creative yet simple designs and they agreed to allow me to share it with all of you! So I will be posting my most favorite ones! These are fun and simple tutorials that you guys can do at home or on your clients if you are nail techs! Enjoy!

Polish You Pretty: Strawberry Fields Forever

Aren't these ADORABLE?! If you love this design then check out the tutorial below!

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails in a pale pink to red gradient (Ombre is a way of life). We used Orly Cotton Candy, Zoya Shelby, Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral & Misa Valentine Red.

Step 2: Once your base colours have completely dried, begin with your strawberry tops. Keeping with the ombre theme through out we picked 4 shades of varying greens to match our bases. We used Essie Going Incognito, Essie Mojito Maddness, Revlon Posh & Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. Using a small nail art brush begin by creating a “U” shape at the base. Paint long skinny-ish triangles for leaves – vary both size and length for each nail.

Step 3: Last but not least – strawberry seeds! We used 4 shades of yellow polishes for our ombre theme – China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Essence Be Your Sunshine, Sinful Colors Unicorn & Finger Paints Lemon Sour. Using a smaller dotting tool begin by creating a large spaced out dice type 5 and adding additional dots. We find the dice trick the best way to find correct spacing between polka dots. Seal in the design with Seche Vite once it has completely dried!

And that's it! 3 simple steps to get these refreshing summer-time nails! 

For more amazing Polish You Pretty tutorials: Polish You Pretty

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