Today I took a little Sunday breather to paint my nails. Although I love getting my nails done at a salon (what girl doesn’t?), I enjoy doing them myself just as much! I decided to play with design just a little bit and settled for a twinspired half&half kind of thing. Day meets night, east meets west, naughty meets nice, left meets right — whatever the duality, these nails make a great D.I.Y.!
1. Completely remove all old nail polish. (This is especially important if you plan on using any light colors. Also, for those of you who are still rocking your sparkle polish from New Years, try soaking your nails in nail polish remover, then scrubbing like crazy — and good luck!)
2. Cut and file nails into desired shape. (I prefer to use nail scissors over clippers and always go for a rounded rectangular shape — it’s super flattering!)
3. Paint nails with a base coat. (I love Essie’s sensitivity base coat. Essie’s “Feed Me” is also great for dry nails like mine.)
4. Paint one half of each of your nails with your first color of choice. (I went with Essie’s “Fiji,” my absolute favorite nail polish color ever!)
5. Paint the other half of each of your nails with your next complimentary color. (Essie’s “Cute as a Button” worked perfectly with my first choice.)
6. Repeat #4 and #5 so that the colors are nice and vibrant. (This is also a great time to make sure the line down the middle of each of your nails is pin straight!)
7. Seal in your finger tip artwork with a top coat. (Essie’s “Good to Go” lets me get right back to work without worrying about destroying my pristine manicure!)
8. Flaunt those fingers!
Hope you try adding your own crazy cool designs to your D.I.Y. mani’s this winter term!!