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Nail Art Tutorial: Sparkle and Skin Tone Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Sparkle and Skin Tone Nails

12.11.13

By James

A splash of silver makes neutral skin tones suddenly pop! Click through to see how to do these nails by Flight of Whimsy

  • Supplies needed:

     

    • Gold textured polish: Zoya Tomoko
    • Light pink polish: NYC Prospect Park Bloom
    • Tan polish: Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing
    • Light brown polish: Zoya Dea
    • Dark brown polish: Zoya Louise
    • Base coat and top coat
    • Thin nail art brush
    • Acetone for clean up

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 7
  • Step 1:

    Begin with your favorite base coat, followed by two coats of NYC Prospect Park Bloom. Wait a few minutes, and add a line from the top of your nail to 2/3rds of the way down with Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing. Then add chevrons starting from 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 down the nail, angling up towards the middle line you drew. This will divide the nail into 4 chevron-shaped sections. Fill in the second space with the lightest color, Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing.

    SLIDE 2 OF 7
  • Step 1:

    Begin with your favorite base coat, followed by two coats of NYC Prospect Park Bloom. Wait a few minutes, and add a line from the top of your nail to 2/3rds of the way down with Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing. Then add chevrons starting from 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 down the nail, angling up towards the middle line you drew. This will divide the nail into 4 chevron-shaped sections. Fill in the second space with the lightest color, Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing.

    SLIDE 3 OF 7
  • Step 2:

    When the tan color is done, add Zoya Dea.

    SLIDE 4 OF 7
  • Step 3:

    Then add Zoya Louise. Wait a few minutes before adding top coat, to create a nice even surface. Clean around your cuticle with acetone before adding top coat.
    Note: If you have trouble filling in straight lines, you can use tape for this section, taping off the parts you do not want colored in. This will result in very straight lines.

    SLIDE 5 OF 7
  • Step 4:

    Using a thin nail art brush, add Zoya Tomoko to the juncture between each set of colors. This will make the lines look cleaner if they were not perfect, and will add some textured sparkle to your manicure! It is easiest to start at the bottom of your cuticle, and work your way up.

    SLIDE 6 OF 7
  • Step 5:

    Apply two thin coats of Zoya Tomoko to your other fingers, and wait for the polish to dry. Do NOT add top coat on top of the textured polish to maintain the textured effect! Enjoy your glittery yet subtle manicure!

    Like Flight of Whimsy on Facebook: facebook.com/flightofwhimsy
    Twitter: @flightofwhimsy

    [Courtesy of Eva Klinman]

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • Supplies needed:

     

    • Gold textured polish: Zoya Tomoko
    • Light pink polish: NYC Prospect Park Bloom
    • Tan polish: Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing
    • Light brown polish: Zoya Dea
    • Dark brown polish: Zoya Louise
    • Base coat and top coat
    • Thin nail art brush
    • Acetone for clean up

     

  • Step 1:

    Begin with your favorite base coat, followed by two coats of NYC Prospect Park Bloom. Wait a few minutes, and add a line from the top of your nail to 2/3rds of the way down with Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing. Then add chevrons starting from 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 down the nail, angling up towards the middle line you drew. This will divide the nail into 4 chevron-shaped sections. Fill in the second space with the lightest color, Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing.

  • Step 1:

    Begin with your favorite base coat, followed by two coats of NYC Prospect Park Bloom. Wait a few minutes, and add a line from the top of your nail to 2/3rds of the way down with Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing. Then add chevrons starting from 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 down the nail, angling up towards the middle line you drew. This will divide the nail into 4 chevron-shaped sections. Fill in the second space with the lightest color, Wet n’ Wild Private Viewing.

  • Step 2:

    When the tan color is done, add Zoya Dea.

  • Step 3:

    Then add Zoya Louise. Wait a few minutes before adding top coat, to create a nice even surface. Clean around your cuticle with acetone before adding top coat.
    Note: If you have trouble filling in straight lines, you can use tape for this section, taping off the parts you do not want colored in. This will result in very straight lines.

  • Step 4:

    Using a thin nail art brush, add Zoya Tomoko to the juncture between each set of colors. This will make the lines look cleaner if they were not perfect, and will add some textured sparkle to your manicure! It is easiest to start at the bottom of your cuticle, and work your way up.

  • Step 5:

    Apply two thin coats of Zoya Tomoko to your other fingers, and wait for the polish to dry. Do NOT add top coat on top of the textured polish to maintain the textured effect! Enjoy your glittery yet subtle manicure!

    Like Flight of Whimsy on Facebook: facebook.com/flightofwhimsy
    Twitter: @flightofwhimsy

    [Courtesy of Eva Klinman]

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