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Nail Art How To: Waterfall Nails

Nail Art How To: Waterfall Nails

10.07.13

By niwp_admin
  • INTRODUCTION

    Waterfall nail art is a fun way to jazz up a boring manicure - you can use any color combo you want, and it's really, really easy. Megan, better known as @snowglobenails on Instagram, was inspired to create her own colorful waterfall manicure after seeing a similar manicure on the Nailasaurus' blog. Read on as Megan gives us her tips on how to get the same look for our nails!

    SLIDE 1 OF 5
  • STEP 1

    Start with a colored base. Here, Megan used China Glaze's Too Yatch To Handle.

    SLIDE 2 OF 5
  • STEP 2

    With a striping brush, draw several thin lines on each nail, dragging them downward from the cuticle area to the tip of your nail. Only go 2/3 down the nail so the base color is still visible. Megan used striping brushes by Art Club to create the thin lines in this mani.

    SLIDE 3 OF 5
  • STEP 3 & 4

    Choose your next colors and repeat. For a second color,  Megan used purple; for a third, she used a teal. 

    SLIDE 4 OF 5
  • STEP 5

    To finish, draw thin lines of a silver glitter, such as Essie's Beyond Cozy. Since this doesn't come in a striping brush, Megan suggests her own method of removing all the polish from my white striper using pure acetone, then dipping it into the glitter polish. Once you've finished, make sure you clean the striper brush thoroughly as to not mix polishes. Don't let the brush dry. Finish with a coat of Seche Vite for shine and you're done! Enjoy your waterfall mani!

    For more nail art inspiration, follow Megan on Instagram: @snowglobenails

    SLIDE 5 OF 5
  • INTRODUCTION

    Waterfall nail art is a fun way to jazz up a boring manicure - you can use any color combo you want, and it's really, really easy. Megan, better known as @snowglobenails on Instagram, was inspired to create her own colorful waterfall manicure after seeing a similar manicure on the Nailasaurus' blog. Read on as Megan gives us her tips on how to get the same look for our nails!

  • STEP 1

    Start with a colored base. Here, Megan used China Glaze's Too Yatch To Handle.

  • STEP 2

    With a striping brush, draw several thin lines on each nail, dragging them downward from the cuticle area to the tip of your nail. Only go 2/3 down the nail so the base color is still visible. Megan used striping brushes by Art Club to create the thin lines in this mani.

  • STEP 3 & 4

    Choose your next colors and repeat. For a second color,  Megan used purple; for a third, she used a teal. 

  • STEP 5

    To finish, draw thin lines of a silver glitter, such as Essie's Beyond Cozy. Since this doesn't come in a striping brush, Megan suggests her own method of removing all the polish from my white striper using pure acetone, then dipping it into the glitter polish. Once you've finished, make sure you clean the striper brush thoroughly as to not mix polishes. Don't let the brush dry. Finish with a coat of Seche Vite for shine and you're done! Enjoy your waterfall mani!

    For more nail art inspiration, follow Megan on Instagram: @snowglobenails

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