Mr. AMW is fond of chocolates! Buying him chocolates as a "surprise" before I head back home is the easiest, no-brainer gift! One chocolate he adores are M&Ms! I hope he won't chew my fingers during my sleep! *scared*!
Can I be honest? This is one of the hardest nail art tutorial I've done, M&Ms may sound and look easy but it took me a long time to do this! I hope I give justice to the gorgeous faces of M&Ms inspired by this photo...
Taken by Mr. AMW year 2006
at the Duty Free Shop Philippines
And here's my version...
Yes, I went all the way to my toes!
Apply your preferred base coat to protect your nails. Apply one coat of Essie Polish in Playa Del Platinum as base.
Gently draw in the shape of the M&Ms. It is your choice not to draw the "shapes" of M&Ms and paint the respective M&M shades on the nail itself. I've used different nail polish brands for the shades closest to our favorite chocolate brand!
Step 3:Using Prettynails' 2 Way nail art pen in Black, gently draw the outline.
Step 4: "Blue M&M"Use a dotting tool to create the eyes with white polish.
Using the Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in Black, draw the rest of the face (eyebrows, mouth and eyes).
Let's not forget the letter "M"
Step 5: "Orange M&M"Same as the other nails, use dotting tool with white matte polish to create the eyes.
Draw the different expressions of M&Ms.
Again, do not forget the letter "M" using White Prettynails 2 Way Nail Art Pen.
Step 5: "Green M&M"Create eyes with dotting tool.
The Green M&M is the only female in the group. Draw extra lashes as shown on photo below.
Step 6: "Red M&M"Use a dotting tool to create the eyes with white polish.
Draw the expressions of Red M&M.
Step 7: "Yellow M&M"
The yellow M&M is one of the major character for M&M ads. That's the reason why I chose the yellow to be located on my thumb. Yellow M&Ms are usually the Peanut version so I have the whole thumb to draw the details of its face!
Since I have bigger space to draw the face, I am using the nail polish brush to create bigger eyes.
Gently draw the rest of the face with Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in Black.
Step 8: OptionalAfter drawing the M&M characters, I felt the design is a bit bland so I added glitters on the "blank" area.
You can choose to blowdry your nails or wait for a couple of minutes. Making sure the designs are COMPLETELY dry, top your precious nail art with your choice of top coat! I used the wrapping method! I actually applied 2 coats of top coat in this tutorial.
Voila! Nails ready to be bitten!
Hope everyone gets the kick out of my crazy and colorful nail art tutorial!
Have a wonderful "almost weekend" day!