Watch the full length tutorial here! Watch the mini speedtorial here!
Colorful Drybrush Ombre
After cleaning, filing, and shaping the nail and appying a base coat:
1. using a dry brush from a brown polish (you can dry off the brush on the neck of the bottle and, if needed, even more on a paper towel or tissue), dry brush many strokes onto the tip of the nail, using lighter pressure and fewer strokes as you get closer to the cuticle
2. repeat step 1 with an orange polish
3. repeat step 1 with a pink yellow polish
4. repeat step 1 with a pink polish (since this is your last solid color, make sure that you rap the tip with the pink polish to give your manicure more lasting power)
5. repeat step 1 with a mettalic gold polish (for the mettalic hint, I like to make it a little less ombre than all the others and distribute the color a bit more evenly across the entire nail, but that is totally up to your personal taste)
For somebody who doesn’t like spiders, I’m sure doing a lot of spider-inspired tutorials! These spider web nails are perfect for this month, and look really cool in a variety of colours! Using a black background polish is classic, but going with an orange or even a bright green would look really cool as well. Send me some pictures of your recreations of this design, I’d love to see them!
1) Base Coat
2) Top Coat
3) Black Nail Polish (feel free to use other colours as well)
4) White Paint
5) Small Paint Brush
1) Prepare your nails with a layer of base coat.
2) Paint your nails with two coats of black nail polish. I also did one nail in orange for a pop of colour.
3) Dip your small paint brush into the white paint.
4) Paint a diagonal line from one corner of your nail to the other.
5) Starting at the same top corner, paint a second line between the edge of your nail and the first line.
6) Once again, paint a third line between the opposite edge of your nail and the middle line.
7) Paint a semi-circle between two of the long lines.
8) Leave some space before painting a second semi-circle below the first.
9) Continue adding semi-circles down the section, trying to keep consistent spacing.
10) Repeat steps 7 to 9 in the other sections.
11) Finish the entire design with a layer of top coat.
Today’s nail art tutorial is completely different than anything I’ve done on I’m Hair For You before. Instead of showing you how to create these cute penguins with a photo step-by-step, I have put together an infographic instead. While the drawing itself doesn’t have any written instructions, I still have a full written step-by-step below. Let me know what you think of this type of tutorial and if I should make more in the future!
1) Base Coat
2) Top Coat
3) Black Nail Polish
4) White Paint
5) Black Paint
6) Orange Paint
7) Large and Small Dotting Tool(s)
8) Small Paint Brush
10) Teardrop Shaped Gems
1) Begin by painting your nails with a base coat.
2) Paint your nails with two coats of black nail polish.
3) Using the small paint brush, paint and fill in a white semi-oval starting at the edge of your nail and going up about 2/3 of the nail.
4) Above the semi-oval, place a dot with your large dotting tool.
5) Immediately next to the first dot, place a second dot to create a pair of eyes.
6) While the eyes dry, use your small paint brush to create a tiny orange triangle between them as a beak.
7) Now using your smaller dotting tool, place a small black dot within the first white dot.
8) Add a black dot within the second white dot as well. The size and placement of these dots can really alter the feeling that your penguin gives off.
9) Paint a bit of base or top coat on the bottom of your gem as a “glue”. Use tweezers to place the gem horizontally onto your nail, with the pointed end of the teardrop in the middle.
10) Once again, add some base or top coat to a second gem. Using your tweezers, place the gem so that the two pointed ends are touching each other in the middle of the nail.
11) Hold everything in place with a layer of top coat.