Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "A Splash of Color" Nails

Happy Wednesday people!  I am not in an energetic mood today, nothing serious, just that the weather down here is so darn hot!  Better slather that sunscreen of yours, yeah? 

Another nail art tutorial for the week!  I got inspired with the bright yellow polish given to me by a dear friend Shanna, I believe she bought this for me from her Malaysia trip?  Thanks girl!

Playful colors are definitely "in".  My nail art tutorial looks a bit like a "splash" of colors!  Imagine painting class....imagine being a kid again....

Here's my nail art for the week! 
I hope this brings you joy!


Step 1:
Apply a coat of your preferred base coat to protect your nails from nail polish.  Apply 2 coats of Elianto polish in yellow.  Let dry.


Step 2:
Apply 3 random lines starting from the center.  The line from the center is longer than the lines between it.  Make sure your nail polish brush does not have flyaway!  I am using BNC polish in Aquamarine.


Step 3:
Using a nail art dotting tool or a toothpick, apply 3 dots on the "yellow" polish area just like photo below.


Step 4:
Apply yellow dots on the Aquamarine polish area randomly as well.  Reference can be seen on photo below.

Step 5:
I want to add more colors so I've placed 3 white dots on area with a huge space or gap.   You can skip this step!
Step 6:
Making sure all the dots are dry, apply your favorite top coat.  I am using my 3rd bottle of The Face Shop.

Enjoy your nails with splash of summer colors!


This tutorial can be altered base on your personal taste.  If you find the colors used above are a bit too bright for your taste, you can always tone down your nail polish color by choosing your own color combination with the same application technique!  Be adventurous!  A lot of my readers have shared their thoughts on nail polish application.  I know it is very difficult to apply polish let alone do nail art using the left hand!  Trust me, I've been there!  I went through zigzag-y French Tips!  I went through dirty finger nails because of bad polish application; I went through gazillions of ingrown and sported lots of ugly nail art design!  We have to go through all those to be able to confidently start with simple nail art!  You can do it!  Yes you can!  Repeat after me.... 

"I (state your name) CAN DO IT!"

I should just be named "Nike" instead of "Nikki"
Cause I love to "JUST DO IT"!
So corny!  But hey, I'm on a preachy mode again but it doesn't hurt to try to inspire others right?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


31 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun, summery manicure! I hope I'll be brave enough to give it a try!

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  2. This is so cute! So bright and fun! :D

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  3. Ms. Nikki, seriously, ang galing mo on how you do this. This is one of my favorites on you. :)

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  4. Nikki thanks hun it's nice to know I haven't been forgotten. I do miss the blogging world :)

    and ps. those nails are cute!

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  5. Love the bright colors! What a fun design!! I agree with you, everyone should give nail art a try! I was reeeaaally bad at painting my nails ONE color, let alone decorating them, but with practice, it got so much easier :D

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  6. OMG!!! This is amaziiiiiing. Serious skill, my darling. I could never. My nerves are way too bad. This is great!

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  7. this the polish you were wearing when we met up noh? pretty hard not to notice it with the colors shouting "look at me!" :)

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  8. this is so cute and so creative!! i'm definitely going to try this :] :]

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  9. aloha sis NIKE! :P
    love your great energy everyday! :D

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  10. ms nikki so cute parang easter hehe,i need to buy bnc na ulit naubos na eh.hehe

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  11. Nikki,

    Love ur nail.. it's so fun & happy, and i love ur attitude more... :)

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  12. wow...it's really nice! really has summer feel, although it is summer down here all year long =)

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  13. its so pretty Nikki! lovely combination..

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  14. haha i can call you that, Nike! lol.

    this is a very creative nail art! am jealous hehe. but you're right. in order for one to be good at one thing, must do it over and over. most people i know comment that they envy how i can apply polish on my nails. they say they always ruin the application, especially with the non-dominant hand. so i must take this challenge of yours and start practicing nail art myself hehe.

    beautiful, summery nails!!!

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  15. Soooo prety! Such warm and summery colors combination! Love it so far!

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  16. wow! the beach literally at the tip of your fingers.. hehehe i love this design, its officially my favorite!

    The ViXeN's LaiR

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  17. i'm nikki too :) perfect for summer! HOT!

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  18. Awesomeness! I'm now screaming to my nails: 'Grow damnit! I need to do this so grow!!' haha

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  19. The nails are awesome! The colors are so bright and fun, love it!

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  20. another HUGE THANKS to everyone for the sweet comments on my nail art!!! :D :D :D

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  21. ohh!
    this is a nice combination!
    ^_^

    i remember doing something like this too but mine is just smaller but i haven't gone around to posting it.

    love the nails,sis!
    ^_^

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  22. This is really FANTASTIC! And so easy too! So itching to try it with coral and yellow polish (just like pink lemonade!). I, Karla, can do it!

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  23. Nikki, the color combo is gorgeous, indeed it is bright and summery and happy. Love how you can combine simple shapes and dots to come up with new and interesting designs.

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  24. your nails look like easter eggs! very cute :D

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  25. this one's a bit easy...I CAN DO IT! hahaha...this is perfect, lovin the summer =)

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  26. You girls are so cute and funny! I can imagine all of us raising our hands, screaming our names shouting "I CAN DO IT!!!" I love the positive energy here! THANKS GIRLS!

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  27. this is too cute!!! very creative!!! i really need to learn how to apply using my right hand (since i'm left-handed) i'm gonna practice and attempt this one! so summer-y!
    by the ay, thanks for the tip last time about my nail polish dilemma. i actually returned to the store and it turns out they have a special way of application. =)

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