Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tutorial: Diagonal Color Pop Nail Art

Confession: I am a beauty-holic. I love anything that is beauty related: makeup, fashion, hairstyling, pretty nails, you name it. So today I thought of doing my nails and have a little fun while I'm at it and thought of showing you guys a little tutorial. =)

I realize that I am a little bit late in the whole nail art situation going on these days, it's just that, while I love all the pretty ideas that I have been seeing out there, I am more into the cleaner look if you know what I mean. Maybe it's because I don't really have a fair complexion so I find busy nail designs a bit too much for me. So! I thought of going for a simple kind of nail art that's not too loud yet still stylish and sassy - just right for my age. Ha! So if you're like me who loves trends but not that daring to try each one of them, read on to see my version of Diagonal Color Pop Nail Art.

Just took out some of my lovely colors, decided to go with nude and coral (that's the Max Factor nail polish you see there).

I cleaned my nails before all this. Yep, I do the cleaning myself too! I can post a blog on that next time. =)

Then, I got my handy dandy CD sticker label and cut tiny strips from the area where it won't be used. Later you'll see what I mean. Anyhoo, I used stickers because I find its tack adhesive milder than scotch tape. Plus, because it has a protected cover, it is easier to manage. Brilliant!

I slanted the sticker so that I can make my diagonal division. 

Finished sticking on all my nails (in one hand), wouldn't want to damage my polish later. 

Then I painted nude polish on the bottom half. The sticker helps a lot in creating a division for the polish, plus it gives me room for error just in case I go over which is all the time. =/
That's two coats. 

About 10 seconds after I have finished putting the 2 coats on, I took the stickers out carefully. See how neat it turned out? Here's a tip: don't discard the used stickers yet because you'll be using that for the other hand. You do not want to peel off another set of stickers with still wet polish now, would you? So, I just stuck them on my pinky. =)

Then I just filled in the unpainted area. It's really easy to just glide on the second color because of the partition (so to say) that the nude polish created. Also two coats. Allow to dry before you put on top coat.

It's my right hand's turn now.

Ok, so I'm right handed which makes my right fingernails look - well - not too precise. Hehe.
Just repeat the whole process. I promise, it's a lot easier than it looks. 



By the way, the CD sticker I was talking about earlier looks like this:

I just cut a small piece of it and then cut that into tiny strips. 

So there you have it! This is my version of classy + sassy nail art. I hope you enjoyed. =)
How about you, what's your nail style?

Keep safe everyone!

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