Friday, February 21, 2014

Princess Week-Ariel inspired nails plus tutorial!

Last up for this round is Ariel! Sooooo....... about Ariel nails.....there's been quite the internet-controversy it seems about Ariel nails lately....namely a specific design and who did it first and stealing and alllll that. I knew I wanted to do Ariel because she's one of my favorites, but I had to come up with a design that was suuuuuuuuupeeeerrrr far away from that. Not an easy task!

This is what I came up with. Yes, that's a dinglehopper on my ring finger. :)


I was going to use a nude color as a base (namely OPI Glints of Glinda because it matches my skin exactly) but then I a)ran out of time to let it dry before taping and b)realized all the white parts of my nail would be covered anyway. So, I used used a clear basecoat.

Use striping tape (or cut skinny pieces of scotch/mask/painters tape) and place them as shown. Make sure if you do have a base coat down it's super dry. Also make sure the tape is well stuck down.

Use the brush or dab some on paper and use a dotting tool or toothpick to add color in the taped off areas. Be sure to pull the tape off quickly and carefully while the polish is still wet. I did one nail at a time. Tape, paint, remove tape. Repeat.

I decided last minute to add some purple glitter to the purple section. I think Ariel can appreciate a sparkly shell bra :)

For the accent nail I used a blue base and a silver accent color to draw a fork. I did the same, used a dotting tool and a small brush until I got the shape I wanted.

When your taped nails are dry add topcoat. I did get the tiniest bit of red on my cuticles and DAMMIT it could NOT come off. So be careful of that!


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