Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nail Art Tutorial: Sunkist Nails

Happy Thursday!  Good morning! Good afternoon!  Good evening! :)

Wherever you are in the world, I hope my simple nail art tutorial gives you the boost of "Vitamin C"!  I did not intend to create a "Sunkist" inspired nail art!  I was just swiping on a nice orange shade from Color Combo (thanks Bee!) then it all turned out perfect for the summer!

My Sunkist Nails

Step 1:
Apply a base coat prior to nail polish application for the protection of your nails.  Apply 2 coats of Color Combo Nail Color in CBL10 or any orange shade available!

Step 2:
Using Orly's DayGlow Nail Lacquer, I created a "curved" almost-circle shape on the side of the nails.

Step 3:
Use L.A. Colors Art Deco in White or you can use the same color on Step 2 with an art brush from bookstore to create a single, thin line just below the "almost-circle" created above.

Step 4:
Using a nail art dotting tool and Caronia's Sweet Surprise Frosted Nail Polish, create the flower petals in a "teardrop" shape.

Step 5:
Since the yellow petals disappeared a bit on the white background of the base color, I've decided to add up a hint of dark blue shade from The Face Shop BL604.

Step 6:
Dot a tiny glittery polish at the center of the flower.

Step 7:
This step is optional, but I like sparkly nails, I pulled out my Etude House Party Nails Gradation Set  and picked out the sparkly gold polish.

Apply from the bottom going upwards.

a photo of Sunkist Nail Art Tutorial
Step 8:
As soon as the nail art design is completely dry, apply your choice of top coat.  Guess what?  I got my own Seche Vite Top Coat!  Known to be the BEST topcoat in the whole wide world!!! (Exaggerating!)  But I'll definitely share to you how good/not so good/bad it is! :)

Here's my short fingernails waving GOODBYE! :)
My nails were cut short during Orly's Feel The Vibe Launch.
Don't worry, I didn't feel bad, I don't have the feeling of attachment with my nails!  *laughs* 
Sunkist Nail Art Tutorial

Do you have short nails?
Have you tried creating nail art with short nails?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. This is very cute design, especially for summer time :) Very pretty!

  2. Cute! I have tried doing nail art on myself and I can never make it look this good hehe You really have stable hands :)

    1. ano ba girl! Ilang years ko din ginawa to? hehehehe I still have those "moments" that I need to erase my nail art and redo it! :)

  3. so cute!!!! i am having short nails now sis :D but it's been really long since i last painted my nails actually =/

    1. Me too, it has been 2 weeks in between before I repainted my nails! We're doomed to "lazy-ness" !

  4. So pretty and summery, love it!

  5. I love your nails!! always look so perfect :D

  6. love it! it's adorable and perfect for summer ^_^

  7. I am so crazy over orange right now!


  8. so bright and happy~! totally a run warm weather manicure :)


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