Some of you may remember that during the Christmas season, I did a ‘Countdown to Christmas’ blogging system which involved me revealing a new nail design and a new post almost everyday as Christmas approached. I’m pleased to announce that I will be doing a similar scheme to show you some Easter nail art designs! Instead of revealing a new nail each day, I will simply do a more detailed look at each nail design each day to show you some techniques and designs that you can use on your nails for Easter!
The nail designs range in difficulty. The creme egg nail is probably the most difficult design because the words require a very steady hand and a lot of patience!Today I will be providing the details that you need to create the second nail, inspired by the foil wrapper of a creme egg and my creme egg mug which I got with an Easter egg last year. I think it’s fair to say I like creme eggs 🙂 I started to create these nails last year before my blogging days. My design skills have improved slightly since then though.
I happened to have polish colours that were almost a perfect match. For the red colour, I used ‘Salsa‘ by No7 from Boots which is a red shimmer polish. For the purple part, I used ‘Vivid Violet‘, also by No7 which is just like the metallic purple foil of a creme egg wrapper. I used a striper brush and my Models Own HyperGel white polish for the stripe in the centre.
For a step by step guide on how to create the creme egg nail keep reading:
Step 1- Use striping tape to divide the nail into two sections. Paint the bottom half purple and the top half red.
Step 2- Carefully remove the striping tape while the polish is still wet. Fill in this gap with white polish.
Step 3- Use a lemon yellow polish (mine is a basic yellow polish from claire’s) to create the yellow centre. I just used the polish brush to create a very rough shape but you could use a dotting tool if you want to have a little more control over the shape. I applied a fast drying top coat after this, to speed up the drying process of the yellow polish as I applied quite a thick layer
Step 4- The next step requires quite a steady hand! Use an extremely small dotting tool or toothpick and some purple polish or even acrylic paint. Create one letter at a time, slowly, using a dotting motion for more control over the letters. I managed to mess up the ‘m’ letter a little as I was running out of space and it smudged 😦 You can still see the idea was there though 😉
Step 5- Apply a top coat to prevent your hard work and creme egg masterpiece from chipping!
People always ask how I create these designs on my right hand (I’m right-handed). For most designs, I attempt to recreate the design with my non-dominant hand however, in this case, I didn’t even try to write ‘creme egg’ because my hand isn’t that steady! Instead, I just skipped step four and created the yellow shape instead.
That is all for today! Come back soon for details on how to create the other nails and leave a comment if you wish, letting me know what you think! As always, if you have any suggestions, you can use my contact page to send me your ideas!