Minty Nails – Pastel Green/Mint Nail Art

Mint green/ Pastel green is one of  my favorite color and pairing it with silver gives pretty and girly nails  , all ready for the summerIMG_1750

What you need:

  • Mint/Pastel Green Nail paint
  • Silver nail paint
  • Striping Tape/ Scotch Tape
  • Base/Top coat(Optional)

What I have used:

( Review of Nail paints in my last post)

How to do it :

  1. Paint the nails with the pastel green color. If the paint is not very Opaque , like mine wasn’t , First use white nail paints and then top it with the green paint . It would make the color pop.PhotoGrid_1458407667253
  2. Put striping tapes as shown in the picture.
  3. Paint to the last tape with the silver color and then remove the tapes asap ( If the tapes sit with the paint for too long the lines would come uneven )
  4. Top it with a Top coat to give it a glossy finish (optional)q

Peek-a-boo nail art (Black Easy NailArt)

This cute nail art has bright colors ‘peek-a-booing’ing . It is a trendy design and I know it doesn’t go very well with the traditional hena/ mehandi on my hands , but if done on otherwise would look good . PhotoGrid_1453533500852

Most of the Nail art designs are difficult to do on the right hand as working with the left hand is difficult. This design is easy enough to be done on the Right Hand as well.

What you need :

  • 5 Bright color Nail paints
  • Black Nail paint
  • Striping tape / nail art brush / Scotch tape/ paint brush
  • Base / top Coat ( optional)

How To do it :

  1. There are two ways to do it –
    1. Method 1
      1. Paint all your nails with different colors.PhotoGrid_1453534867210
      2. Put striping tape ( or make striping tape with scotch tape ) on your nails in different directions  and paint the nail black ,  quickly remove the tapes to get neat lines.
    2.  Method 2
      1. Paint all your Nails Black .
      2. Using a Nail art brush make lines of different colors on all nails .
  2. Seal it with a Top coat to get a glossy Finish ( optional) . PhotoGrid_1453533567977PhotoGrid_1453533627196

Coral Gradient

What you need

  • peach ( coral) , orange and red nail paintsIMG_20150924_230733
  • Black nail paint
  • striping tape or scotch tape
  • base coat and top coat ( optional)

What I have used

  • coral craze by maybelline ( color show)
  • blackout by maybelline ( color show)
  • downtown red by maybelline ( color show)
  • flaming orange by lakme ( absolute fast and fabulous )
  • striping tape

How to do it

  1. Start with applying a base coat ( optional) to protect your nailsCheck out the photo I created
  2. Color the index finger nail with the coral , orange and red shade . Start by making a vertical line with the coral shade ,  then orange and then red . This can be done by free hand or for a neat look use scotch tape . For this cover 2/3 of the  nail from the right side with scotch tape leaving 1/3 portion on the left of the nail and paint the nail with coral nail paint , then cover 1/3 of the nail from the right with scotch tape and paint
    with the orange nail paint , and finally paint the remaining 1/3 portion with red . This would give the nail a gradient look.
  3. Now to get  black pattern , either striping tape or scotch tape can be used . scotch tape would have to be cut into stripes . Set the tapes as shown in the pictures . Color with black paint .IMG_20150921_184356_HDR Remove all the tapes immediately ( tip: Do not let the paint dry on the tapes , remove them quickly for a neat look )IMG_20150921_184729_HDR
  4. Color the nails of the  little finger , middle finger and thumb with orange nail paint . Set the tapes as shown in the picture . This would divide the nail into  portions . Color the bottom most portion red ,  the portion above it black , leave one  portion  , finally color the portion above it black . Remove all the tapes .IMG_20150922_120938_HDRIMG_20150922_212033_HDR
  5. 5.Color the ring finger nail with black nail paint
  6. Finish with a top coat to get glossy finish.IMG_20150922_213243_HDR IMG_20150922_213345_HDRIMG_20150923_161430_HDRCapture