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Nail Art Tutorial: Cotton Candy Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Cotton Candy Nails

03.11.14

By James

This soft pastel nail art will have you dreaming of sweet and sugary, melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy. Samya from Pixel’s Polish explains how to whip up the nail design.

  • What you'll need:

    • Three colors of polish
    •  Three matching flocking powder colors
    •  Scotch tape
    • A plate or bowl to prevent a mess
    SLIDE 1 OF 10
  • Step 1:

    Start out with two coats of white as a neutral base color, so that the colors will stand out.

    SLIDE 2 OF 10
  • Step 2:

    Once that is completely dry, you will need a strip of tape. Make sure to stick the tape on your palm a few times to get any extra glue off, which prevents the tape from pulling your polish off. Place the tape in a line, leaving the bottom third of your nail uncovered.

    SLIDE 3 OF 10
  • Step 3:

     Gently paint a layer of your first polish color over the white.

    SLIDE 4 OF 10
  • Step 4:

    Peel the tape off slowly and immediately sprinkle the matching flocking powder over it. Push down on the flocking powder gently, to press it into the polish so it will stick.

    SLIDE 5 OF 10
  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

    SLIDE 6 OF 10
  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

    SLIDE 7 OF 10
  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

    SLIDE 8 OF 10
  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

    SLIDE 9 OF 10
  • Done!

    [Images courtesy of Pixel's Polish]

    SLIDE 10 OF 10
  • What you'll need:

    • Three colors of polish
    •  Three matching flocking powder colors
    •  Scotch tape
    • A plate or bowl to prevent a mess
  • Step 1:

    Start out with two coats of white as a neutral base color, so that the colors will stand out.

  • Step 2:

    Once that is completely dry, you will need a strip of tape. Make sure to stick the tape on your palm a few times to get any extra glue off, which prevents the tape from pulling your polish off. Place the tape in a line, leaving the bottom third of your nail uncovered.

  • Step 3:

     Gently paint a layer of your first polish color over the white.

  • Step 4:

    Peel the tape off slowly and immediately sprinkle the matching flocking powder over it. Push down on the flocking powder gently, to press it into the polish so it will stick.

  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

  • Step 5:

    Repeat the process two more times with your other colors!

  • Done!

    [Images courtesy of Pixel's Polish]

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