Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nail Art Tutorial: "Peppermint" Nails

Hi my dearies!

Another nail art tutorial today! :) I didn't get inspiration from a photo but I got inspired on looking for a photo AFTER I've done my nails! LOL Yup, my nail art always reminded me of something AFTER I've done this!

Here's my post-interpretation!

Of course, do not expect my nail art to be as cute as peppermint candies :D

How did I do this?

Step 1:

Apply a base coat and apply 2 coats of a matte nail polish. I've used Caronia Regular polish in Apricot Beige

Step 2:

Apply 3 thin lines of white polish on the tip of the nails.

Step 3:

Apply dark pink colored polish to fil in the gaps between the white lines. This doesn't have to be perfect :D

Step 4:

Draw french tip "outline" using black below the red and white lines.

Step 5: (optional)

Apply rhinestones, if you want

Step 6:

Making sure the nail polish and art work is dry, top with a top coat!

And here's my final nail look :D

I know a lot of my wonderful readers told me they aren't good with nail art :) Well, you can always start with simple painting of your nails, then go up to French tip :) Then flower designs. It really takes time but the outcome is well worth it :)

Have a wonderful day everyone
I hope my simple nail art cheered you up :)
Stay happy :D


  1. Omg this is soo incredibly cute! It looks yummy, hehe! Are you ambidextrous by any chance? I find it so hard to do anything with my left hand cos I'm a rightie >_<

  2. that is so awesome! i am so not ambidextrous >.< so i adore your nail art :) but it will look a lot better if you use a pinkish base rather than a brown :P for a youthful glow

  3. OO Caronia! I get my aunts to bring Apricot Beige and Touch of Tan to me when they visit! Love those colours

  4. Where do you live? Can I come over so you can do my nails pretty like that! You have soo much talent! When I paint my nails it's so messy and it looks like a 5yr old did it.

  5. Vivi, I'm a righty too no joke, I promise you I'm telling the truth if I say I can't even write my own name using my left hand! I am surprised at myself for being able to do these, I guess I'm desperately in love of Nail art:)

    Riellefrancois, you know what? YOU ARE RIGHT! I've thought about that, but I just bought my Caronia polish and I wanted to use it! LOL I'll probably use a pink base in the future :) Thanks

  6. Shexilicious, I guess those are wonderful colors from Caronia right?

    Kendall, I think you coming over would cost you more! hahaha You can do your nails professionally 20x instead of the plane ticket! :P But thanks for the sweet words :)

  7. The apricot beige is super pretty!!:D Such cute nails you did!

  8. ahhhhhh1 that's super adorable! i wuuvs it!

  9. SO COOL!! I love peppermints :) Your nail tutorials are always so awesome and creative, sigh one of these days I will have the time and patience to actually do one!

  10. nikki this design is soooo cute! :) galing!

  11. aww!! soo cute soo cute!!

    i love peppermints!! their my favorite!!

  12. so cutttteee the stripes! i tried painting on fake nails yesterday and i have gotten into a big mess. *SIGH*. nikki, do u know how to paint of soft tips? how to secure the nails in place to paint them??

  13. so so cute
    i still cant control thre brush of the nail art pens u gave me
    i am such fail at it

  14. I'm always awestruck how you can do such intricate designs on your nails. :D What a talent you've got, Nikki :D Plus, you're so creative!

  15. Just amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE your nail art! you're awesome!

  16. Fuz, thank yoU! :)

    M, you are too adorable yourself :D

    Audrie, start with putting on nail polish yourself :) Then we can go from there :D

  17. Sabby! How's my studious gal? Thanks for visiting though I know you're super busy!

    Mary, :) I wanted to eat my own nails at times! LOL

    Prettybeautiful, have you tried gluing the nail to a bbq stick or something? Then you'll have a handle to hold while you paint the fake nails :)

  18. Yumeko, trust me, it is very tricky to start with, but you'll get the hang of it, try to do french tip with it first :) I always just hold onto the brush steadily then my fingers do the movement :) I hope I'm making sense

    Anastacia, thanks sweetie!

  19. Very cute Nikki! :)

  20. thanks for the tips :) think i will get some plasticine and a stick to hold the nail. dumb me :(

  21. creative and simple. good job!

  22. Lovely! It's a pretty interpretation!

  23. wow. I don't have the patience to do this though. >_<

  24. i love the coffee nail color!! would have never thoguht about that color on my nails hehehe

  25. They're sooo cute I want to bite your nails! LOLz!

  26. Lootwagon, thanks

    Prettybeautiful, I am so excited to see your adventure on acrylic nails :)

    Traclyn, thanks for the comment :D

    Vanessa :) LOL You wouldn't want to taste my nails though :P

    Sesame, I'm glad you like my interpretation

    Sue, hahahah I'm sure you do :) But you're probably just too busy and tired to do your nails :D

    FuN and MakeUp, lol I haven't thought about coffee, now I should name this Peppermint candies on coffee? ehhehe

    Devi, *ouch* lol, don't bite! hahaha :D

  27. What an interesting little design! You are so creative, darling.....like everyone else, I don't control the brush too well either. I stick with just regular and boring colors. :(

  28. they're prettier than the real peppermints nikki. i never really regarded nail art as fascinating until I bumped into this cozy home.

  29. This design is so creative and pretty. Looks yummy!

  30. i love this nail art!! so cute :D
    you always inspire me to doll up my nails! :))

  31. Very creative!!! I love it!!!

    I used to hate nude/beige nail polish colors cause back in elementary & middle school my teachers always wear those colors. So I tend to associate them with mean old women! LOL. But now I love them. I guess I'm turning into a mean old woman myself. LOL

  32. yummy interpretation!! hehehe.. so cute !

  33. B, you failed! all your polish colors ain't boring at all! :D

    dethroned, thanks so much for such sweet comment and thanks for the visit, great to know you! :D

    Ren ren, thank you sweetie!

  34. Gio, heheh thank you !

    miRaCLe, glad you liked it!

    Twin! oh no! That means I'm turning old too! Are you trying to say I'm old but in a nice way? LOL Just joking twin!

  35. Hi Nikki!

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  36. really awesome i liked it very much keep going on
    Thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did
    on this blog.Good Job Keep it up and thank you for all of your hard work

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