Mai has been a licensed nail technician since 2008. She does Japanese deco nail art, gel nails, acrylic sculpting, freehand nail art and a whole bunch of other stuff that makes me super jealous when I compare it to my novice attempts lol.
Here are some examples of the beautiful designs she does.
I love her mini works of art, bitch doesn't do my nails for me enough! :p (J/K Mai, I love yooooou!) <3
'Pop Art Lips' Nail Art
1. Paint a coat of base coat and then 2 coats of a bright nail polish color. Try painting with 3 strokes; center, right and left. If you miss a spot, don't worry about it. If you are fast, you can just paint it very quickly. If you aren't, it's better to leave it. The more strokes you do, the more the polish gets thick, streaky and uneven. Wait about 2 minutes for the first coat to dry, then paint it again with 3 strokes. This time, you can paint over the part you missed the first time.
2. When the polish is dry, use a contrasting color acrylic paint or nail polish and striping brush to draw lip shapes and small irregular dots, like leopard print. This doesn't require a pristine line, so just let yourself go and draw.
3. Use black acrylic paint or nail polish and a striping brush to draw shadows. Keep in mind, try to draw the shadows on the same angle. For this design, I drew the shadows towards the bottom right.
3. Wait 2 minutes for it to dry so you avoid streaking or smudging the design and then do a coat of your favorite top coat. Done!
This is a really easy design, but it looks super cute and adds a pop of something special to your tips.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! -- Mai @ Rainy Nails.
Here's an image for easy pinning! ;)
We are giving away this exact set of gorgeous 'Pop Art Lips' nail tips to one of you lucky readers ;) All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
The nail tips used are the brand 'Kiss' from CVS, medium length, oval shape.
Thumb: size 1
Pointer: size 6
Middle: size 3
Ring: size 5
Pinky: size 8
Giveaway is open to US only, ends Jan 2nd, 2013.
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