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Nail Art Tutorial: Fruit Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Fruit Nails

04.15.14

By Junaid

After a long, warm day, there’s nothing more refreshing than a bite into something cool and juicy… and a relaxing manicure session. Alpana of @alpsnailart gives you the textured tutorial that will make you rethink 2-D designs of the past.

 

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[Courtesy of Alpana Ladwani]

  • Corn Nails

    Products Used:

    steps:
    +Paint multiple coats of yellow polish over a base coat to build up the required thickness.
    +Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent yellow getting too dark.
    +When the polish is almost dry, press the metal net lightly over nails to imprint the grid and pick up immediately.
    +Do not apply top coat.

    SLIDE 1 OF 5
  • Grape/Berry Nail

    Products Used:

    • Naio UK Base Coat
    • OPI Pamplona Purple
    • Mustard seeds
    • Toothpick
    • Thin nail art brush

    Steps:
    +Pour out a bit of purple polish onto a piece of tin foil, then roll the mustard seeds with a toothpick.
    +Apply 2 coats of purple polish over a base coat.
    +When the polish is still wet, start placing mustard seeds using toothpick. To get them to stick, make sure the mustard seeds are semi-wet.
    +Place a small bunch of seeds randomly on nails using a toothpick.
    +To finish, dab a little fresh purple polish over mustard seeds with a thin nail art brush.

    SLIDE 2 OF 5
  • Custard Apple Nail

    Products Used:

    • Naio UK Base Coat
    • China Glaze Starboard
    • Sesame seeds
    • Acrylic paints in green and white
    • Toothpick
    • Thin nail art brush

    Steps:
    +Mix green and white acrylic colors and paint the sesame seeds.
    +Apply 2 coats of green polish over a base coat.
    +When the polish is still wet, start placing sesame seeds using the toothpick. To get them to stick, make sure the painted sesame seeds are wet.
    +Continue adding sesame seeds slightly overlapping each other.
    +To finish, dab a little fresh green polish over sesame seeds with a thin nail art brush.

    SLIDE 3 OF 5
  • Pineapple Nail

    Products Used:

    Steps:
    +If you don't have the exact shade for the studs, mix yellow with little brown polish and paint the studs with brush.
    +Let them dry.
    +Apply a coat of green nail polish over a base coat.  When the polish is still wet, start placing studs using tweezers.
    +You need to play around with the placements of the studs to ensure they cover the entire nail, depending on your nail size and shape.
    +If you don't have triangular studs, cut the square studs in half to get triangles for the sides and bottom.
    +Lastly, paint the leaves with green acrylic paint using a thin nail art brush on the cuticles and skin.

    SLIDE 4 OF 5
  • Strawberry Nails

    Products Used:

    Steps:
    +Apply red nail polish over a base coat.
    +Paint multiple coats of red polish to build up the required thickness. Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent the red from getting too dark.
    +Check the depth using a toothpick. If required, apply additional coats. The more coats, the better the texture.
    +When the polish is 90% dry, use the toothpick to create the texture.
    +With the help of a thin nail art brush, draw a green curve on the cuticles.

    SLIDE 5 OF 5
  • Corn Nails

    Products Used:

    steps:
    +Paint multiple coats of yellow polish over a base coat to build up the required thickness.
    +Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent yellow getting too dark.
    +When the polish is almost dry, press the metal net lightly over nails to imprint the grid and pick up immediately.
    +Do not apply top coat.

  • Grape/Berry Nail

    Products Used:

    • Naio UK Base Coat
    • OPI Pamplona Purple
    • Mustard seeds
    • Toothpick
    • Thin nail art brush

    Steps:
    +Pour out a bit of purple polish onto a piece of tin foil, then roll the mustard seeds with a toothpick.
    +Apply 2 coats of purple polish over a base coat.
    +When the polish is still wet, start placing mustard seeds using toothpick. To get them to stick, make sure the mustard seeds are semi-wet.
    +Place a small bunch of seeds randomly on nails using a toothpick.
    +To finish, dab a little fresh purple polish over mustard seeds with a thin nail art brush.

  • Custard Apple Nail

    Products Used:

    • Naio UK Base Coat
    • China Glaze Starboard
    • Sesame seeds
    • Acrylic paints in green and white
    • Toothpick
    • Thin nail art brush

    Steps:
    +Mix green and white acrylic colors and paint the sesame seeds.
    +Apply 2 coats of green polish over a base coat.
    +When the polish is still wet, start placing sesame seeds using the toothpick. To get them to stick, make sure the painted sesame seeds are wet.
    +Continue adding sesame seeds slightly overlapping each other.
    +To finish, dab a little fresh green polish over sesame seeds with a thin nail art brush.

  • Pineapple Nail

    Products Used:

    Steps:
    +If you don't have the exact shade for the studs, mix yellow with little brown polish and paint the studs with brush.
    +Let them dry.
    +Apply a coat of green nail polish over a base coat.  When the polish is still wet, start placing studs using tweezers.
    +You need to play around with the placements of the studs to ensure they cover the entire nail, depending on your nail size and shape.
    +If you don't have triangular studs, cut the square studs in half to get triangles for the sides and bottom.
    +Lastly, paint the leaves with green acrylic paint using a thin nail art brush on the cuticles and skin.

  • Strawberry Nails

    Products Used:

    Steps:
    +Apply red nail polish over a base coat.
    +Paint multiple coats of red polish to build up the required thickness. Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent the red from getting too dark.
    +Check the depth using a toothpick. If required, apply additional coats. The more coats, the better the texture.
    +When the polish is 90% dry, use the toothpick to create the texture.
    +With the help of a thin nail art brush, draw a green curve on the cuticles.

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