CONGRATS!

Thank you for
submitting a question

Nail Art How To: Red Button Skirt Nails

Nail Art How To: Red Button Skirt Nails

08.07.13

By niwp_admin

Need a new outfit? Nope, you need more nail polish! Dress up your nails in stripes and buttons with this red skirt manicure by the artist behind Lacquer or Leave Her!

Supplies you will need:

  • Red polish
  • Silver polish
  • Topcoat (fast-drying preferred)
  • Nail tape (four strips cut to approximately 1.5-2 inches long)
  • Black studs
  • Dotting tool or toothpick
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Small nail brush (optional for clean-up)
  • STEP 1

    Paint your nails with 1-2 coats of polish as needed to get complete coverage. These are coated with two coats of China Glaze Red Satin. Put on a coat of topcoat (fast drying if possible). Let the polish dry completely; if you don’t, you’ll mess up the underlying polish when you try to use the nail tape.

    SLIDE 1 OF 7
  • STEP 2

    Cut four strips of nail tape about 1.5-2 inches long. Using your fingers or tweezers, place the nail tape on your middle and ring fingers as shown above. Try to make the placement the same on both nails. Make sure the tape is smooth and not wrinkled, flat against the surface of the nail.

    SLIDE 2 OF 7
  • STEP 3

    Paint the outer half of each nail with silver polish, up to the edge of the second piece of nail tape (but don’t go over it!), as shown below.  Brush from the bottom of the cuticle to the tip of the nail to help prevent polish from going under the nail tape. Also, try to finish this is as few strokes as possible—the more you stroke the more risk there is that polish will bleed under the tape.

    SLIDE 3 OF 7
  • STEP 4

    As soon as you’re done, remove the nail tape with your fingers or tweezers. See how I have a slight bulge of silver polish on my middle finger? If you get the same, you can remove it by taking a small brush, dipping it in pure acetone (or remover, but acetone is a bit easier to use for this), and going over the bulge with it in small, careful strokes using light pressure. The layer of topcoat that you put on over the red polish will help you to remove the silver without damaging the red below. 

    SLIDE 4 OF 7
  • STEP 5

    On each nail, add your studs. An easy way to do this is to put a dot of topcoat on your nail with a dotting tool or toothpick, then use the same tool to touch the top of the stud. The stud should stick to your tool, allowing you to pick it up and place it on top of the dot of polish you put on your nail. Place two black studs on the outer side of each nail, as seen below.

    SLIDE 5 OF 7
  • STEP 6

    Finally, finish up by putting a coat of fast-drying topcoat over the entire nail. If you’re worried about the black studs staying in place, you can put a second coat, but if you secured them with a healthy dot of polish, one coat should be enough. Clean up as needed around your cuticles with a brush dipped in acetone. And you’re done!

    SLIDE 6 OF 7
  • FINISHED PRODUCT

    Visit Michelle's Blog, Lacquer or Leave Her
    Like her on Facebook: @LacquerOrLeaveHer
    Follow on Instagram: @lacquerorleaveher?ref=badge#
    Repin from Pinterest: /mishka824m/
    Watch on Youtube: /mishka824m

    [Courtesy of Michelle Chouinard/LacquerorLeaveHer.blogspot.com]

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • STEP 1

    Paint your nails with 1-2 coats of polish as needed to get complete coverage. These are coated with two coats of China Glaze Red Satin. Put on a coat of topcoat (fast drying if possible). Let the polish dry completely; if you don’t, you’ll mess up the underlying polish when you try to use the nail tape.

  • STEP 2

    Cut four strips of nail tape about 1.5-2 inches long. Using your fingers or tweezers, place the nail tape on your middle and ring fingers as shown above. Try to make the placement the same on both nails. Make sure the tape is smooth and not wrinkled, flat against the surface of the nail.

  • STEP 3

    Paint the outer half of each nail with silver polish, up to the edge of the second piece of nail tape (but don’t go over it!), as shown below.  Brush from the bottom of the cuticle to the tip of the nail to help prevent polish from going under the nail tape. Also, try to finish this is as few strokes as possible—the more you stroke the more risk there is that polish will bleed under the tape.

  • STEP 4

    As soon as you’re done, remove the nail tape with your fingers or tweezers. See how I have a slight bulge of silver polish on my middle finger? If you get the same, you can remove it by taking a small brush, dipping it in pure acetone (or remover, but acetone is a bit easier to use for this), and going over the bulge with it in small, careful strokes using light pressure. The layer of topcoat that you put on over the red polish will help you to remove the silver without damaging the red below. 

  • STEP 5

    On each nail, add your studs. An easy way to do this is to put a dot of topcoat on your nail with a dotting tool or toothpick, then use the same tool to touch the top of the stud. The stud should stick to your tool, allowing you to pick it up and place it on top of the dot of polish you put on your nail. Place two black studs on the outer side of each nail, as seen below.

  • STEP 6

    Finally, finish up by putting a coat of fast-drying topcoat over the entire nail. If you’re worried about the black studs staying in place, you can put a second coat, but if you secured them with a healthy dot of polish, one coat should be enough. Clean up as needed around your cuticles with a brush dipped in acetone. And you’re done!

  • FINISHED PRODUCT

    Visit Michelle's Blog, Lacquer or Leave Her
    Like her on Facebook: @LacquerOrLeaveHer
    Follow on Instagram: @lacquerorleaveher?ref=badge#
    Repin from Pinterest: /mishka824m/
    Watch on Youtube: /mishka824m

    [Courtesy of Michelle Chouinard/LacquerorLeaveHer.blogspot.com]

PreviousNext

SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY EMAIL