Introduction: Sharpie Nail Art for a Lazy and Clumsy Girl

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I don't often do nail arts and coquettishly things... But when I do, I use my Sharpie®

Step 1: What Do You Need

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To do this pink-purple ombré manucure, I used

-Transparent polish or base coat (I used Essie's all-in-one base coat)
-Sharpie® parmanent marker (fine point)
-My nails

I have to mention that I don't have a drawer full of color polishes, I only have one base coat. Perhaps, my love for drawing obligates me to have plenty of Sharpies of all colors unimaginable. If there is any polish color missing, it's interesting to use a parmenant marker as a substitute.

Step 2: Base Coat

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Apply the base coat and let dry.
Wait until it's really dry because the microtrace amount of solvent should not react with the markers, otherwise the marker pen will have polish on the tip and would not work properlly thereafter

Step 3: Apply the Colors

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I used an electric pink for the tips, plum color for the middle part and dark purple for the lower part. Use your nail are a canevas, be creative, only sky is the limit!

Step 4: Apply the Top Coat

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I used the same all-in-one base as a top coat, and it worked fine. The solvent in the polish blends the marker colors just a little, resulting of an enhanced gradient.

Step 5: Final Result

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That's the final result, yep, there is a little mess around the nail on my fingers, but it will wash away in a day with washing and scrubbing. I wish to see your results with different colors and patterns!


Amybluefairy made it! (author)2015-08-20

not bad, gave it a bash, turned out ok!

lplotner (author)2015-01-26

I love this! I also used sharpies to give my daughter temp streaks in her hair. You are a genius! :)

randi_panda (author)2014-11-09

I'm asking for a pack of sharpies for Christmas just so I can do this.

twilightfox (author)2014-06-19

I wanna try that! I have lots of Sharpies!

apburner (author)2014-03-30

Well I'm a guy that does not use nail polish for my nails. But this is brilliant. And I do use nail polish to lock threads lightly as well as lock potentiometers and this could be used as a color code. I like. thanks

Gabeuse (author)apburner2014-03-30

I never thought that we could use nail polish as a tight-lock, thank you for the tip!

greendayfan457 (author)2014-03-30

Does it come off easily?

Gabeuse (author)greendayfan4572014-03-30

If you put your base coat before the markers, yeah it come off easily with polish remover as a regular nail polish

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