Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nail Art Tutorial: "Jungle" Nails

(Note from Author: I am no way an expert in nail art designs, I just do nail art for fun! I hope you enjoy these)

Happy Wednesday!!!

Some people may not be into nail art, so this probably won't be any help to some of you! LOL Maybe just enjoy taking a look what crazy stuffs I do with my nails? lol

I know a lot of my readers are into simple nail art, don't worry, I'll try to add more "office friendly" nails. I was supposed to do an office-friendly nail but...I have to admit...I went overboard! LOL I got so into colors and crystals that I did my version of "Jungle Nails".



How did I make this design?
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Step 1: After applying a base coat. Apply 2 coats of White Nail Polish (matte). I've used mine from Elianto.



Step 2:
Making sure the 2 coats of white polish is dry to touch, using my Neon Orange nail polish (from Sis Aika), paint only the corner of the nail.



Step 3:
Do the same step as above this time, with a Neon Pink colored polish. You can choose whatever color combination you want.



And here's how colorful your nails look like And you're not done yet :D



Step 4:
Using my thin nail art brush, or eyeliner brush, or any thin brush, apply a black polish line on the corner of the Neon Orange and Neon Pink polish to create a boundary.



Step 5:
Be creative and add on any design you want.



Step 6:
Apply a glittery polish from Elianto on top of the design




Step 7:
While the glitter polish is still wet, press on any nail rhinestone you have



As usual, apply more rhinestones on the thumb area



Step 8: Let Dry and top with The Face Shop's Top Coat.



Here's the final Jungle Nails *roar*




This nail art design takes me 30minutes longer than the other nail art in the past, I guess the difference with this is in most steps, I have to wait for the polish to completely dry before I go on with the next step. I'm glad I did this! I may look crazy to others but looking at my nails? I know I have the "Rawr" in me! :P

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21 comments:

  1. wow thanks pretty :D

    im inggit ang kaya ko lang gawin sa nails ko eh yung "elephant nose" na natutunan ko pa nung high skul ako hehehe

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  2. so pretty! i wish i can draw like that on my uber small nails! i just use stickers to make my life easier! Ur my inspiration when doing nail art!

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  3. so adorable. i love the colors and the patterns. :-)

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  4. love this design!!! very creative indeed and brings out the 'wild' in u :p

    long live to nails!

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  5. Aika, sis! I tried opening your blog but there's a huge error and says it's not available na..I was panicky!!! Gawin mo elephant nose nails!! :) I wanna see!

    Fuz, thanks

    Royalmocha, true about having super small and short nails, it is quite challenging for nail art! :) I'm glad I inspire you and the stickers work so well for you!

    Liz, thanks!

    Prettybeautiful, I can be wild huh??? NAH!!!!

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  6. I like the colors combo. They're very cute!

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  7. Vanessa M LOL Honey!!! WIth the plane fare, you can buy a lot more make up!!! lol

    Makemeup, thanks girl!!

    Twin, I missed you twin! Sexy twin!!! I missed your posts!!! I know you're super busy! But I hope you know you're missed!

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  8. ganda! grabe ang effort =D

    the most unusual i did for my nails was way back highschool: DIY French tip. You know, just stick some scotch tape 3/4 of your nails (1/4 bare). then apply white nail polish on it; leaving the nail tips with the white color. Let it dry then apply colorless on top.

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  9. Amor, I'm glad you liked my effort :) Major effort talaga! hahaha :) Wow, you've done French tips in highschool? I Can't do any french tip til last year! :) You must be good

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  10. nikki, it was an amateur's attempt on DIY french tip. Believe me, not sooo pro looking at all, lol

    you know what, your nail art look reminds me of tigger and piglet =D

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  11. wow! nice jungle nail art :D

    i can't draw lines on my nails :((
    have to do more practice!! ^^

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  12. oohhh my! these look sooo nice! yet very complicated! i can never do this on my nails! but it looks so good! :)

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  13. Amor, come to think of it you are right! It does remind me of Tigger and Piglet now :) ehehheh

    miRacle, it really takes a whole lot of patience and practice :) But I'm sure you can always start with something simple!

    Gio, thanks

    Sab, I can draw them for you!!!! :) I think I'll enjoy drawing other people's nails than mine! LOL

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  14. really pretty and funky! definitely brightens the miserable winter... reminds me of summer :)

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  15. really pretty and funky! definitely brightens the miserable winter... reminds me of summer :)

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  16. you are gorgeus! Love your nail art!!!

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  17. NicNic, I hope you survive the winter in a breeze, I heard the weather is still cold up there!!! Keep Warm!

    Anastacia Park, thank you for the sweet comment, i'm glad you liked it :D

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