Tutorials







This is my very first tutorial!! Emm at Circluar Insanity requested I do one, so I figured why not? I hope it's up to par! Of course my original mani came out better than the tutorial, but it's still the gist of it...hope it's helpful!

You will need:
Base Coat • White Polish • Varying Shades of Blue & Green • Light Pink • Dark Pink
Top Coat • Medium or Small brush • Nail Polish Remover

1. Apply your basecoat & two coats of white nail polish

2. Apply your top coat

3. After your top coat is completely dry, dip your brush into some nail polish remover (I like to pour some into the cap) and then into your darkest blue to thin it out a little. Starting at the cuticle do a few different sized strokes up the nail, but not all the way to the tip.

4. Repeat with as many different blues as you wish, thinly layering colors as you go. I personally only used the remover with my first blue because it was the darkest and wanted to thin it out. Plus starting with the darkest shade means you can layer the lighter colors on top of it without losing the darker colors. Just make sure to use small amounts of polish, you don't want thick globs.

5. After you’ve finished with all your blues, use the same technique with the greens, but start at the tips rather than the cuticle. Again, don’t make a stripe all the way down to the cuticle but you can add some small little dabs at the bottom to balance out the composition/add some foliage to the water.

6. Once you’re done adding your greens, clean your brush and dip it in your light pink polish. Dab some of it off so it is not completely saturated in polish.

7. Dab a little bit of your light pink somewhere between your cuticle and the middle of your nail. It should be in the blue area of your nail so it resembles a water lily in the water.

8. Once the light pink is dry take your brush a dab a smaller amount of your dark pink ontop of the light pink spot. Make sure you dab some of it off as you did with the light pink. You can add as many water lilies as you want on each nail for some variety, some I had two and some just one.

9. Add some top coat and you're done! Hooray!

Of course my nail didn't come out as well as the original mani, but I only did it on one nail, so its ok! I normally do all of my nails at the same time which gives the rest some dry time while working on the next nail, so I think that was my problem here. I didn't wait for the light pink to dry enough before adding the dark so it was making holes because I didn't have any patience last night, hahaha.

The colors I used are:
  • OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • OPI: Gargantuan Green Grape
  • OPI: Don't Talk Bach To Me
  • OPI: Did It On 'Em
  • OPI: Green-wich Village
  • OPI: Fly
  • OPI: Pink Friday
  • OPI: Dim Sum Plum
  • Essie: Turquoise & Caicos
  • Essie: Where's My Chauffeur?
  • Essie: Butler Please
  • Essie: Coat Azure
  • Essie: I Am Strong
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat




Heeyyyy! I decided to make a tutorial for my Water Bottle Inspired Chevron nails. Emma from Trying to be Beautiful requested it, and so many people asked me about it. So here it is! Enjoy & good luck!



You will need:

Base Coat • Tape (I use blue painters tape, but regular scotch should work fine) • Wax Paper • Pinking Shears • Tweezers


At Least 5 Different Colors

(I used 8 to match my water bottle and so each nail would be different):
Essie: Coat Azure • OPI: Pink Friday • OPI: Did It On ‘Em • OPI: Fly • OPI: Dim Sum Plum
OPI: Purple With A Purpose • OPI: Blue My Mind • Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

You can use any colors you wish, but just to make the directions easier I’m going to use these colors by name.

Prep:

1. Put a long piece of tape onto a piece of wax paper. With your Pinking Shears (Zig-Zag scissors, but sharper than cheap craft scissors) cut one end of the tape. Then line up your pinking shears with the edge you just cut to make a small zig-zagged piece of tape at whatever width you want. This all depends on the size of your nail. If you want to do this design on all of your nails you will need at least 20 pieces of tape. I like to do a few more just incase you drop one or something.


Nails:

1. Apply basecoat to all of your nails.

2. Paint 2 coats of OPI: Pink Friday on every other nail, and 2 coats of Essie: Coat Azure on the rest.

3. Once your nails are dry, paint OPI: Did It On ‘Em on the top halves of all of your nails.

4. Apply a coat of Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat.

5. After you’re nails are COMPLETELY dry, get all your tape ready. You’ll need two pieces per nail. Peel one piece off the wax paper and place it in the center of the top half of the nail. Then place the second piece in the center of the bottom half of the nail. You want the middle where the two colors meet to be uncovered because you’re going to fill that in with polish. 

6. Fill in the three exposed sections of nail with 3 varying colors.

  • Pink Nail: I used Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed on the bottom, then painted the middle with OPI: Dim Sum Plum, and the tip with OPI: Purple With A Purpose. Then I immediately removed the tape with tweezers.
  • Blue Nail: OPI: Blue My Mind on the bottom, Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed in the middle and OPI: Fly on the tip.
7. Let them dry for a little while and apply some Seche Vite Top Coat to finish it off! Done!





You will need:
Base Coat • Nail Polish Color • Chunky Glitter Polish • Top Coat

I used:
Essie: Go Overboard
OPI: The Living Daylights

You can use any colors you wish, but just to make the directions easier I’m going to use these colors by name.


1. Apply basecoat to all of your nails.

2. Paint 2 coats of Essie: Go Overboard on all of your nails.

3. Once your nails are dry, paint a thin coat of OPI: The Living Daylights on your nails. Only go about 3/4 of the way up your nail. You want more glitter at the cuticle and less at the tip, so it fades. If you want you can put a few single pieces of glitter near the tips of your nails.

4. Once that coat dries, add another coat of OPI: The Living Daylights to the bottom half of your nail, adding the most glitter closest to the bottom.

5. Once that coat seems dry enough, add some top coat, and you’re done!



Step one: Cut straws into shorter “wands”.
Step two: Apply base coat.
Step three: Apply base color for splatter.
Step four: Dip straw “wand” into nail polish.
Step five: Aim at your nails, and blow into the straw!
Step six: Repeat with different colors
Step seven: Try as many colors as you want!
Step eight: Clean up, wait for the splatter to fully dry, and apply top coat. Done!

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