It’s #manicuremonday again & we’re back to show you guys another fun nail-do. Summer’s just starting for us up in the northern hemisphere, so we’ve really been trying to make the most of the warm weather. We’ve been dressing in bright colours, wearing lots of sheer layers & doing our nails to match! This week we’re going to show you how we put a tropical sunset onto our nails.
Here’s the look we’re going for:
What you’ll need:
- a pink nail polish
- an orange nail polish
- a yellow nail polish
- a black nail art pen
- a makeup sponge
- quick dry top coat
Start with a couple of coats of your base colour– pink!
Let your base dry completely and then prepare your tools for applying the other colours. Tear a couple pieces off of an old makeup sponge to use as an applicator.
Now apply some of your orange nail polish to the sponge. Then dab the colour onto the tip of your nails, covering about 2/3′s of the nail bed.
Do the same to all your nails. If the nail polish is dabbing on thin, you can build more layers but be sure to let it dry completely before applying more.
Once the orange coat is dry, do the same using the yellow polish. Apply some to a piece of makeup sponge and dab it onto the tip of your nail. This time apply to only the top 1/3 of the nail.
Do the same to all your nails & you’ll have a pretty ombre effect! Don’t worry too much about the textured polish from the dabbing, the top coat will cover it up.
Next, grab your nail art pen. The one we are using is by Sally Hansen and it applies like a paint marker, so it’s very easy to control. Draw a little “island” and then add a palm tree silhouette for that tropical sunset vibe
Do the same to all your nails.
And to cover up the texture from all the nail polish dabbing, just add a couple of coats of quick dry top coat, making sure to let your nails dry completely between each coat… and you’re done!
This manicure is the perfect finishing touch for a beach outfit or for holding those yummy summer cocktails! Let us know if you try this one out!