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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Simple Flower / Random Strokes Manicure

My first ever nail tutorial (without pics, for now)~ Please comment~

I planned this more of a random strokes manicure at first, but then the strokes came out looking like sakura petals, but I tried to do this on the other hand and failed. =(

What you will need:

  • Nail file
  • Nail buffer
  • 2 colors of solid, color-contrasting nail polish (I used Hot Pink and Yellow both from Elianto)
  • Top coat or clear polish with glitters, if preferred
  • Q-tips / cotton buds
  • Nail polish remover
Now for the fun part (albeit a bit boring 'cause you'll have to wait for the polish to dry):
  1. Apply 2-3 coats of the base color (one of the solid colors) or until you get a solid color on the nail. Let dry completely.
  2. Using the other color, have enough polish right on the tip of the brush, press gently on the desired area and flick gently in one direction. Repeat until desired effect is achieved.
  3. Finish off with top coat or the clear glitter polish for the extra blingy effect.
  4. Dip the Q-tip / cotton bud in the remover and clean up the edges and/or any boo boos.


Fast, huh? XD I did different colors on both hands, but I prefer the yellow petals on pink - looks more sweet and sophisticated. The brush for the pink color wasn't cooperating with me, so the "petals" came out at random splats and streaks, which came out looking more funky and eccentric.

It's important to let each and every layer dry thoroughly first before applying another layer or any other stuff on top. This ensures that you have a near-to-perfect manicure. =)

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