Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nail Art Tutorial: "Hawaiian Grimace" Nails

Good morning everyone!  It's Humpy Wednesday and I need all the boost of positivity today as everyone's on "no work" day and I have work today!  It's the inauguration of our new president and I do apologize that I forgot to paint my nails Yellow (the color of our new president).  But to make it up, I will show you my inspiration for this week!  I know, the title is the funniest ever, but what can I do?  Grimace is my favorite McDonalds character ever!  I remember seeing this cute li'l Grimaceat McDonald's in Macau and I wasn't able to purchase this because of long lines!  I  took a shot of this instead.  Adding a touch of Nikki = craziness, I put a cute flower on Grimace's cute face just like how I did on my banner photo! 


And here's my nails inspired by Grimace


Step 1:
Prior to polish application, apply a base coat to protect your nails.  Apply 2 coats of ELF polish in Royal Purple (thanks Toma) and let dry.


Step 2:
Apply a clear coat on top of the polish color, while dry...


Step 3:
Create flowers by dropping 5 dots of white Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen.  Adding tiny dots for design.  Just like photo below



Step 4:
Use needle to create a petal 

Step 5:
Since I wanted two-toned florals.  I dropped a pink dot on top of the white dots using Pink Prettynails 2 Way Nail Art Pen.

Step 6:
Similar to step 4, use a needle to create a more believable flower petal!  Make sure to do this while the dots are still wet!


Step 7:
You can use rhinestones as flower bud, but I prefer using my Prettynails 2 Way Nail Art Pen in silver glitter and drop it in the middle of 5 petals.  I tried to steer away from rhinestones this time!


Step 8:
Protect your nail art with your favorite top coat.  And voila!  Instant Hawaiian Grimace Nails! 


Have a wonderful day everyone!
I hope this nail art inspires you to prettify your nails!  Even once!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



18 comments:

  1. Yay! for more nail arts! this purple looks so stunning! amazing color!!

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  2. Haha you're so cute! Love the flowers :)

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  3. i love grimace... and i love ur purple nails too...so cute!

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  4. So so pretty!!!! Me loves it really much!! :D

    I love Grimace too!! hehehe!! :D

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  5. Stunning!! Great idea with the needle trick :) Can't wait to try it out :)

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  6. oooo I love the base shade of nail-polish! :D the design's very cute too...now you've done it, I feel like attempting to recreate it now...*disaster alert*

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  7. Awesome NOTD! :) The purple really stands out on your fair skin :)

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  8. gosh i love love love the purple!!! it is SO gorgeous!

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  9. me too i like grimace,haha.nice nails nikki,with flowers pa talaga cuteeeee

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  10. cuteness! im loving purple recently. im not supposed to buy any polishes for the next few weeks but when i saw the purples at TFS i just cant resist. hehe.

    ps. i cant make decent flowers on my nails. dang! you're my ultimate idol when it comes to that.

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  11. CUTE!! I <3 greemace.. I hope U will do or share more nail art aside from flower dots design...

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  12. Another gorgeous nail tutorial.. I really love it..

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  13. So pretty! That purple is gorgeous and the flowers so cute.

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  14. Nice purple color! The design is so cute,Ms. Nikki. :)

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  15. OOh! I love this design. the purple is amazing!Good job!

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  16. Grimace was always my favorite too! Love this, so fun!

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  17. Thanks ladies! :)

    Triszha, sure, I will try to do other designs aside from florals, just that, these are requests..so we'll see on other designs :) just hang in there :)

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