Friday, May 14, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "Fireworks on Hot Coral" Nails

I don't care if Monday's blue,
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too

Thursday I don't care about you..
It's Friday, I'm in love!

I always find myself singing this song from The Cure every Friday.  Maybe it's because the radio station I'm listening to plays songs from the 80's OR the fact that Friday makes me giddy inside like a teenager in love all over again!

I dedicate today's post to all nail art lovers out there.  Of course, I won't forget those who have requested for simpler designs and I've already done 2 polka-dots and it's high time to move further.  I've done a similar design in the past but this time, fireworks come in different direction and of course, I've used a new polish color from my dear friend Toma

Orange lips are in, and orange toned nail polishes are definitely getting back it's mojo!  Move over sweet pinks and let's start the fire!

Nail art tutorial for this week:
"Fireworks on Hot Coral" Nails

Step 1:
I can't stress enough on applying base coat prior to nail polish application to prevent your nails from yellowing and chipping.  Apply 2 coats of your favorite polish.  I am using a matte orangey-red polish shade from ELF called Hot Coral.  If I may add, I voted earlier this week which explains the distracting indelible ink on my pointer finger.  

Step 2:

Using my "dried up" L.A. Art Deco in white, creat 3 lines going to any direction you're comfortable with.  

Tip from AMW: if you want to create thin lines but have limited access to nail art tools, you can purchase art brushes at local bookstores.  If you're unsure of the brush quality, you can purchase L.A. Art Deco polish available in your area (for local readers: it's available at at Market! Market Department Store).  You can re-use the brush.

Step 3:
To create festivity, use any sparkly polish and create lines between the white lines created on previous steps.   I am using a gold one from L.A. Colors Art Deco in Gold.

Step 4:
This step is purely optional, I apply dots randomly on areas that are still "spacious".  I am just a sucker for extra step you know?

Step 5:

Making sure the nail art design is completely dry, top it with your favorite Top Coat to protect your hard work.

I celebrated the day I voted with a nice fireworks inspiration!
If you're comfortable in drawing lines, you can apply more colors!

If I may ask, those who have been telling me they've been wanting to try nail art but are scared to because it's too difficult, have you finally given it a try??? Please tell me yes!  I swear it feels so good at times to look at your "masterpiece".

Have a wonderful weekend!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Oooh, so pretty! The fireworks are *perfect*. Haha, the ink stain on your finger is hilarious. ;)

  2. aweee! you always amaze me with your nail esigns! like the red nails so far!

  3. Youre so good with nails! Im not a nail polish person I cant even have nail polish on for a week not even clear nail polish haha I wish I had nail polish patience like you haha

  4. This is gorgeous!! I love your nail tutorials and hope there will be lots more to come! I havent had the time (or the tools) to try out these yet though.. i really need to pick up some of those art brushes! I wish we had some of those L.A. Art Deco polishes but i've never seen them here :( anyways, thanks for the post!

  5. u made it look simple, i thought it was hard. those artdeco polishes are pretty, i love the gold one.

  6. sis nikki, you are really good at this :) i wish i'd have even half your skill in nail polish application :)

  7. The nails are so pretty! you are very talented!

  8. Very pretty! you're good at everything!

  9. This is really good. I wish I'm this good on nails..You are amazing!!

  10. you didn't break your nail, did you? or is it just ink?
    Great nail art!

  11. Connie darling! LOL It's an ink, I voted! :D

  12. OMG. I am not a fan of nail arts but that nail polish color is what I've been looking for - - - months now! HAHA! It's super lovely! I'm definitely finding an ELF Store now, lol! :))

    PS. Miss you! Super lie low ako in blogging lol

  13. @Candy Blush Beauty Blog Hahahah yay! Glad to have helped with the nail polish shade! :) Goodluck, I hope you can purchase it ASAP!!! :)

    Yup, ako din, medyo not too much on events :) I hope to see you sometime!


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