Monday, August 26, 2013

Mani-Monday: Back-to-School

**Excuse the broken pinky nail L** School is right around the corner. School may have even started for some of you. So, I decided to create a fun back-to-school mani. I used to love to doodle in my notebook during school and I’m sure a lot of you do it too. That’s what inspired my nails. And for the accent nail, I create a chalkboard, because what is school without a chalkboard filled with notes to copy. To get this look:
You will need:
Base coat
White nail polish
Black nail polish
Top coat
Matte top coat
Striping tape
Striping brush or toothpick
Black acrylic and white acrylic (optional)
Step 1: First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your white polish, I used ‘Porcelain Party’ by Maybelline, to all your fingers except your ring finger. Then on your ring finger apply two coats of your black polish, I used ‘Onyx Rush’ by Maybelline. Wait for your nails to dry.
Step 2: For your ring finger, using your striping brush or toothpick, dip it in the white acrylic or white polish and create the equation (as shown in the picture above). Then for the rest of your fingers, apply your light blue striping tape horizontally on your finger making sure to space them out evenly. Then apply one piece of red striping tape vertically towards the beginning of your nail over the blue striping tape to create a notebook paper look. (If you do not have striping tape, you can draw the lines instead). Then using your striping brush or toothpick, dip it in the black acrylic or black polish and start creating doodles on your nails. I wrote XO on my pinky, I    U on my middle finger, a flower on my pointer, and a smiley face on my thumb. Wait a few minutes for the design to dry.
Step 3: Lastly, on your ring finger apply the matte top coat and a regular shine top coat on the rest of your fingers and you are done! These nails just scream back-to-school and you can change them up and create your own doodles.

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