Hello everyone! Happy Fourth of July to all that celebrate! Today we will not be creating a Fourth of July design, but a tropical design, which I love to do in the summer time. I love tropical anything in the summer time, really anytime.
Here are the polishes and nail art tools used to create this sandy beach design:
Base and top coat- CND Stickey Base Coat and CND Super Shiney Top Coat.
Polishes- Finger paints- Tiffany Imposter, Holo Taco- Hydropower- Electric Holo Collection, and Holo Taco- Gold Flakie- Anniversary.
Acrylic paint- Blue, white, yellow, green, and peach.
Nail art brushes- Thin stripper brush, flat brush, and fan brush.
Other- Water to clean off nail art brushes.
Apply a base coat.
Let that dry.
Thumb and pinky- aqua color holographic polish (Holo Taco- Hydropower)
Index, middle, and ring- a light blue cream polish (Finger paints- Tiffany Imposter), this is your base color for the nail art. You need a base color of nail polish if you are going to use acrylic paint for your nail art that way it has something to stick to, other wise it might not last as long.
Let that dry.
For the nail art we will be creating it on the index, middle and ring finger nails.
First we will start off with the water, you will need a dark blue, light blue and white for the water. If you don't have a light blue like me, take your dark blue and add white to make the light blue that you want.
Starting near the cuticle, with you flat brush paint dark blue, light blue, and white. Then take your fan brush and swipe the three colors to blend them together.You will need to go over this a few times to be opaque, I did this three times.
To start your sand just paint a peach colored paint on the tip of the nails.
On the side of the index and ring finger we will make palm leaves.
First you will need a dark green and light green. If you don't have a light green mix yellow and green to make the light green that you want.
Starting off with the light green, take your stripper brush and make 4 curved lines from the side of the nail and then 1 small straight line at the top of the nail.
For the palm leaves on each curved lines make very small close together lines.
Once you have the light green lines done, for more detail take the dark green and make a few lines in over the light green lines. I did take a little bit of yellow as well but really that did not do much, so you can do that or not it is up to you.
For the final touch take a gold glitter polish (Holo Taco- Gold Flakie) on a makeup sponge and dab that on the tip of the nails over the peach paint. You may need to do this a few times depending on the glitter you used.