Sunday, July 1, 2012

Firework Nails

Want fireworks on your fingernails for the 4th? Start by painting your nails in a base coat of dark color, like blue, or red. I really like dark blue, because it keeps with the patriotic theme of the holiday, but also suggests a night sky behind the fireworks.

Once the polish is dry, add a small drop of white, and a slightly smaller drop of red (or blue, if your background color is red), on top of that. The trick is to keep the drops fairly small.

Let them dry a few seconds, until they start to get tacky, or sort of on the dry side of tacky, and then use a toothpick to spread them out from the center, in bursting spokes of color.

Let the polish dry completely, and finish off with a clear coat to smooth things out and add some shine.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Unknown said...

Lovely- and SIMPLE- the best kind of nail painting around! :0)

Debbie said...

So pretty.

Deanna said...

love it! I just recently saw on pinterest to stick a pin in a pencil eraser and use it to make dots etc with nailpolish.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

You will be the star of the 4th of July party tomorrow :)