As you know, I’m not much of a beauty blogger because I don’t use a lot of make up – but I do like to do my nails. Some time ago I saw the following pin on Pinterest and I figured these were nails I could probably manage myself. I’d originally hoped to do them before going to Disney World, but that didn’t work out. Instead, last Wednesday, I spent the afternoon trying it out!
Now I’m no nail expert! I’ve never tried to style my nails – I just paint one solid colour and I’m done. However this time I really tried to make an effort. I started off by cutting my nails and filing them down neatly. I then used my nail buffer to give them a beautiful shine! I pushed back all my cuticles and cleaned any dirt out from behind my nails. They looked pretty great to be honest.
Next I painted a layer of clear. This was to act as a sort of base coat. Next I attempted the red tip but this was pretty tricky! I don’t have a steady hand and so I struggled. I actually had to remove the varnish from two nails because it looked so messy. If you’re like me and can’t do nail polish neatly, I recommend nail tape/ribbon as you can place it roughly where you want your tip to end and then paint the tip, removing the tape to reveal a neat line. That’s what I did anyway!
Once it all dried, I did another layer of clear. I wanted to lock in each layer and clear seemed a sensible idea. Next I got a cocktail stick and added the white dots. There are tools that enable you to do dots but not everyone has those. I knew that attempting to do it with the brush end might be messy and too large for dots so a cocktail stick seemed like a good idea.
As I didn’t dare risk drawing bows by hands, I turned to my nail accessories and found some Mickey head sequins and some Minnie bow sequins. I added these on with nail glue and then sealed them in with clear again. It certainly wasn’t perfect but I was pretty pleased with the results!