Football French Manicure

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You have to look fabulous for the game and a normal french manicure is a little too classy, but this isn't :)

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Step 1: What You Need and Clean Up Your Nails

  1. Brown Nail Polish
  2. Green Nail Polish
  3. White Nail Polish
  4. Toothpicks
  5. Top Coat (Optional)
Clean up your nails by getting any old polish off and by filing the tips so they are rounded, not flat.

Step 2: Base Coat (Grass)

Paint your nails green.  

Step 3: Tips (Footballs)

For your tips you are going to curve it like a football instead of go straight across like a normal french manicure.  You can either use a toothpick to make the outline of the football and then fill it in with the regular nail polish brush or just use the brush.  After doing one hand I got the hang of it by just using the brush.

Do this for all your nails and give it plenty of time to dry.

Step 4: Details

Take out a toothpick and try to only get a little on it.  Now, draw on your laces.  It will try to bleed and if the brown isn't dry yet you are going to get a white color with brown in it.  I could fit three laces on my thumb, but only two on my other figures.  Next draw on those white lines on the ends of the football.  Carefully do this for every nail.  

After it is completely dried, you can add on a top coat.  If it isn't dry enough you will get a white smear from the laces.

Step 5: Done

Are you ready for some football?!?

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    Thank you! I don't usually do more than paint my nails one color once in a while so it was fun to do something really different :)