Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY Funky Nails

I have been having a lot of fun playing with my nails lately. There are so many nail tutorials online and when I start to do them I think of so many variations you could do. So here are the basics and some pictures of what I've been doing.

I always start by filing, buffing and putting a clear base coat on.

These are the dotting tools I use. They're just two mechanical pencils I don't use and I put a nail through the eraser. The head actually makes a pretty big dot, so I made the other to do more detailed work. Plus they're great because they're big enough and long enough that I can use them with my left hand too!

Have fun with it! And remember that not all ideas work out and there's usually a leaning curve - especially with tape. I often put the tape on too soon so the first color gets messed up or I didn't press hard enough so the edges aren't clean. The best lesson to learn is to not be a perfectionist with this - play! get dirty!

If you don't to take the time to do all your fingers, just pick one. I'd suggest picking contrasting colors, this way that finger will really pop.


  1. omg I love those nails :)
    amazing post!
    those colors are super cute!!