Thursday, June 30, 2011

Festive Nails

I love to paint my nails. To celebrate the fourth, why not have festive nails?! Ok, I LOVE to do designs on my nails. So that's what I did. It's really easy to do designs with a straight pin. 

Since it's the fourth, I wanted to try out doing fireworks. I haven't done fireworks before but why not try? I used a base color of blue. I did two different fireworks.
(Don't judge my dry hands :) )
The first I used the head of the pin. I unscrewed the nail polish, wiped off the excess and lightly touched the head of the pin to the nail polish brush. This gets just the right amount of polish on the pin. Now, touch the head of the pin lightly to the nail. If you push too hard, the middle of the circle won't transfer from the pin. I got fresh polish on the head for every dot and frequently wiped off the head. I alternated the rows of the burst in red and white and shazzam, firework. Now, let dry and put a clear top coat over it.

The second firework I used the tip. Just like the first, I unscrewed the nail polish, wiped off the excess and lightly touched the tip of the pin to the nail polish brush. I got paint on about 1/4" of the tip. This will create dashes. I lightly touched the nail with the polish. I got fresh polish on the pin for every dash and frequently wiped off the pin. I alternated the colors differently than the first firework as seen in the picture. I used the head for the center. And just like that, a different firework! Apply a clear top coat to this one as well.

Enjoy your fourth!!

16 comments :

Brave Brooke said...

That's cute! I bet you could do flags like this for the 4th too.

Jordan McCollum said...

Awesome, Jas! Manicure tomorrow?

Ashley said...

very cute!!

Heather Landry said...

That is SO cool! I always wondered how people did those little details on their nails. Thanks so much for sharing!

btanders said...

Wow! Cute! You must be very patient. They look awesome! Have a happy 4th!

Tracy said...

This is so fun.

Michelle L. said...

Pretty! And the midnight blue background is perfect.

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

So fun!

Jill said...

Great nails! Fantastic fireworks!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Really cute! Great idea to use a pin!

I have to try that to make some fun designs!

Katie said...

These are awesome! Thank you so much for linking up to Sew Woodsy today.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

They look awesome! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us! Come back and party with us soon!
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

LisaWeidknecht said...

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Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

Cute and creative :) Thanks for sharing….
Tracy
Craft Junkie Too

malia said...

Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo
Malia

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AmieAnn said...

Your nails look sooo adorable.. and festive! Love them! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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