Spring is finally here and Easter is only a few days away. To celebrate the new season and holiday, dress your nails up like speckled easter eggs of various colours.
There are two techniques you can use to achieve this look—dotting tools or a toothbrush. The dotting tools put you more in control of the design and are less messy than the toothbrush option.
To start off, paint your nails with pastel shades of your choice. You can also just keep it one single shade if you prefer. Typically pastels need at least 2 shades to be opaque. If you have problems with streaking, apply one coat of colour then apply a coat of a matte topcoat before applying the second coat of polish.
Once the base colour is dry, if you are using dotting tools, place some black polish on a piece of aluminium foil and dip the dotting tool in there. Creating different sizes of dots can be achieved by using different sizes of dotting tools or controlling the amount of pressure you apply while making the dot. Randomly place dots on the nail until you achieve the look you want.
If you are using the toothbrush method, make sure you cover your work area as this can be tricky. Take black polish watered down with a bit of nail polish remover/water or black acrylic paint also watered down and dip the toothbrush into that. Flick the toothbrush to spray the colour over the nail and repeat until you are happy with the design.
Whichever method you choose, let your design dry for 10 minutes and then apply a matte top coat so that this mimics the look of an actual egg.
Polishes Used: Avon Luxe Lavender, Ceramic Glaze Smells Like Rain, CND Vinylux in Honey Darlin’, OPI Crawfishin’ for a Compliment, and Wet n Wild Black Creme.
til next time…