Introduction: Coachella Ferris Wheel Nail Art

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Colors Used:
Snow Me White - Sinful Colors
Lemonade - Orly
Pink Blink - Sally Hansen
Cotton Candy - Orly
Jewlie Box - Barielle Shades
Barefoot in Blue - Essie
Pepperminty - Ciate
Migi Nail Art Pen in Black

Step 1: Painting Your Base

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1. Paint a base coat of white polish. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It is just there to make your sunset colors more vivid.

Step 2: Creating the Sunset

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2. Paint each third of your nail with your light yellow, light pink, and light blue. It is okay (almost better) if the coverage is imperfect. This helps to make the effect really look like clouds in the sky! Let dry completely.

3. Take your dark pink polish and get as much of the polish out of the brush as possible when wiping it back and forth on the opening of the bottle (just make sure there is little/no excess of polish). Using light strokes, paint side to side over the edge of the light yellow and light pink. Try to make these colors fade into each other. Do the same with your purple/blue tones towards the top. If you are not satisfied with the blending, I like to take clear polish and, using a good deal of polish, paint over the colors and smudge them together.

Step 3: Creating the Basic Shapes

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4. Using a black Migi nail art pen (or small brush), draw a circle in the bottom right corner of the nail.

5. On the inside of the previous circle, draw a smaller, thinner circle.

6. Draw two lines from the center of the circle outwards just past the outer circle.

Step 4: The Details

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7. Draw thinner lines from center of the circle to the outer circle.

8. Around the outer circle, paint long, horizontal dots. The ones on the sides can go over the outer circle, that is, showing on both sides of the line.

Step 5: Landscape Details

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9. Make a lumpy/uneven “french tip” sort of look on the edge of your nail.

10. Add a little palm tree off to the side and you’re set!


kikigrace (author)2015-07-21

that is amazing!

midnight-diamond (author)2015-01-30

these are so detailed and cute! I tried the same things, except on my real nails instead! definitely going in my favorites!!

I've also heard you can use sharpies for nail art. If i do these again on faux nails, would sharpies work fine? ( I'll definitely seal it with a topcoat/ clear nail polish. I think another cute idea would be to get those really tiny rhinestones meant for nail art and put one on each ferris wheel car.

pthud586 (author)2014-12-11

I can't say anything this is so good

mousebear (author)2014-08-13

so detailed

mousebear (author)mousebear2014-08-13

i just love these they are the best

Passion Make (author)2014-08-10

Awesome :)

liz lindke (author)2014-08-07

You are such a amazing nail artist !!!!

wow thank you so much!

gabrieltaft (author)2014-08-04

These are amazing. May have to try out an outside lands version :p

thanks! oh that's a great idea!

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-08-04

These are so beautiful! Can't wait to try it=D

thanks! I can't wait to see it!

tominjose (author)2014-08-03

so good!

ElizabethHudy (author)2014-08-02

Thank you everyone! Your support and compliments means a lot to me! :)

tiffanykeri (author)2014-08-02


watchmeflyy (author)2014-08-02

I love the blending of the colors you used as the sunset!

BLR_RAVI (author)2014-08-02

stunning piece of art...very well done

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-08-01

congrats on being a finalist :)

poofrabbit (author)2014-08-01

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Hair and make-up
contest!Best of luck to you!

makeup2249 (author)2014-07-31


ElizabethHudy (author)makeup22492014-07-31

thanks :)

makerx3 (author)2014-07-30

best nail art I've ever seen!!! So much detail!!!carson

ElizabethHudy (author)makerx32014-07-31

Thats so nice, thank you!

These are so pretty! I love the sunset colors!

thank you!

Nanovirus (author)2014-07-28

Wonderful colours and I really love the landscape idea! Night time skylines for major cities would look incredible. Very inspirational :)

ElizabethHudy (author)Nanovirus2014-07-28

Thank you! I have actually done cityscape sunset skylines before! Its such a classic, I love it!

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Bio: I am a nail artist and nail art enthusiast running a nail art blog called Look At Her Nails. I also like to draw and ... More »
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