Introduction: Summer Toenail Art - Beginner Nail Art
Welcome to my eighth instructable.
Today, I will be showing you how to to easy summer nail art.
I know that summer is coming to a close, but who says you can't embrace summer during the year?
I am only 12, so if you have any ideas on how to improve my instructables, just let me know!
Don't forget to check out the time lapse that I made of me painting my nails.
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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You do not have to use the colors that I used.
The colors that I used are (in order shown above):
~ L.A. Colors Color Craze: Electra (pink). Found at local drugstore, dollar store, and Amazon.
~ L.A. Colors Color Craze: Flicker (yellow). Found at local drugstore, dollar store, and Amazon.
~ L.A. Colors Color Craze: Mint (green). Found at local drugstore, dollar store, and Amazon.
~ Kleancolor: Metallic Green. Found at Amazon.
~ Funky Fingers: It's a trap (aqua). Found at Five Below.
~ L.A. Colors Color Craze: Baby Blue. Found at local drugstore, dollar store, and Amazon.
~ Sally Hansen Hard as Nails: Hard to Get (white). Found at local drugstore and Amazon.
a top coat
You will also need:
- a tooth pick or dotting tool
- nail polish remover
- Q tip (cotton swab)
Step 2: Paint the Bottom Coat
Use your top coat to paint a clear bottom coat.
Let it dry fully.
Step 3: Painting the Big Toe
I decided to paint a pineapple on my big toe since pineapples are summery, and remind me of the tropics!
Paint about three-fourths of the way up the nail.
Grab your toothpick or dotting tool, and paint a line across the top of the ( in my case ) yellow polish.
From there, paint three short lines in the middle of the line to make the stem leaves on top of the pineapple.
Once the polish is dry, use your toothpick or dotting tool draw some short lines on the yellow part of the nail. These are the spikes on the pineapple.
Step 4: Paint the Second Toe
This is where you decide if you want to do each toe different, or a pattern, anything!
On my toes, I did a different nail art on each toe.
For this toe, I am painting a watermelon.
Paint a thin line of green at the bottom.
Then, once it is dry, paint a thin line of white right above that.
Once that is dry, paint the inside of the watermelon.
Once dry, grab your toothpick or dotting tool to create the seeds.
Step 5: Paint the Third Toe
I went simple, and painted my whole toe nail orange since it's a bright, happy, tropical color.
My third toe nail is so small, so it's difficult to put nail art on it.
Step 6: Paint the Fourth Toe
I decided to make this one a strawberry.
Paint it red or hot pink, let it dry.
Once it is dry, add little black dots all over the toe, as the seeds.
Add a little green for the leaves at the top.
Let it dry.
Step 7: Paint the Pinkie Toe
I painted my whole pinkie toe a simple blue like a beautiful, tropical ocean.
Let it dry.
Step 8: Paint the TopCoat
Paint the top coat, let it dry fully.
Step 9: Rock Them!
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