Arden: Ok, here's my second try at Easter egg nails, and these were much more successful! They might be the design I go with on Easter Sunday itself!
I was trying to go for the kinds of Easter eggs my family used to dye-- where you've drawn on designs in white crayon before you dye them, and then the dye leaves them unevenly colored. Like this:
Using that as my inspiration, here's what I came up with:
How I Did It:
I started my painting each nail white (Sally Hansen White On) and then applied a fast-drying top coat (Essie Good to Go). Once each nail was dry, I applied tape. I used both striping tape for the thin lines and washi tape cut using zigzig scissors. Then I applied several shades of the same color to a makeup sponge, and sponged over the tape. I immediately removed the tape, and voila! Easter egg nails!
|Left hand pic! I think my egg designs got better on my left hand, but sadly my hand positioning for pictures with that hand needs some work!|
Color Club Ringo & Love Letter
Julep Drew & Helen
Color Club Hot Tub
Julep Bette, Charlotte, Joanna, & Helen
Julep Annie & Joanna
Essie Bouncer, It's Me
Julep Diana & Shenae
Color Club Double Dare
What do you think? Have you decided on your Easter manicure yet? Let me know in the comments!