Daily Nail: Rainbow Sherbet Love!

sherbet1Inspired by the next Michaels.com crochet pattern I’m working on … I decided to use rainbow sherbet colors for my nails. I also decided to try using washi tape for the first time to create stripes and hearts.

sherbet2I really do not have great skills or patience with nail art, but I think it’s fun anyway, so sorry if it looks totally sloppy!

To create stripes, all I did was paint the base of my nail orange, and then I trimmed some washi tape to the width I wanted my center stripe. After placing the tape on your dried, p0lished nail, you can then paint the other two colors on the side. I found that taking the tape up right after polishing was better than waiting for it to dry even a little.  Washi tape is great because it is not as sticky as Scotch tape, and is less likely to ruin your base color.

To create the heart, I took a piece of washi tape and folded it in half. I then cut out a very small half heart, carefully opened it back up, and stuck it on my nail to use as a template. I wasn’t very good at cutting out the shapes, but they turned out ok! I learned this trick from The Dainty Squid, and she learned it from Danny Brito.

Here are the polishes  I used:

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6 Responses to Daily Nail: Rainbow Sherbet Love!

  1. Hannahbelle says:

    My sister writes a nail blog called Lovely in Lacquer — I feel like nails have been such a huge trend lately and are a really fun way to express myself, but I usually just stick to solid colors! She is so brave with all the decorations she does on her nails!! I can’t believe how talented some people can be with eensy teensy brushes!

    • TwinkieChan says:

      I am SOOO bad with teensy weensy brushes!!! It’s also usually a miracle if I manage to get the old chipped nail polish off :P.

      • Hannahbelle says:

        OMG I know right?! I tried painting polka dots and those turned out okay. She has like a whole desk and Ikea Alex dedicated to this — it is FULL of nail polish and she has little stamps and dedicated brushes and little dotting tools, it’s like the dentist for your nails. I’m lucky if I can locate my file once a week!

  2. Sami says:

    Loooovvvveeee these!!!

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