We are finally experiencing summer-like weather in Toronto and I couldn’t be happier! I wanted my nails to go with these summer vibes and soon the idea of flamingos popped into my head!
What makes you think of summer?
While flamingos aren’t as easy as polka dots, they are pretty easy to create!
Simply take your pink nail polish and a small paint brush or nail art brush then create an oval near the top of your nail. Follow this by creating a bigger oval just over halfway down the nail. Connect the two ovals with a curved line (think of a backwards ‘S’). Lastly, make a tiny tail on the bigger oval.
With a lighter shade of pink then black, create a cute little beak with the same small brush. Use two dotting tools of different sizes to create the eye using white and black polishes. Finally, taking the same brush, carefully create the two legs. You can make one bent or keep both straight, whichever you prefer!
For the polka dots, take a dotting tool and the accent colour of your choice and start in the middle of the nail. Try your best to space the dots out equally down the centre of the nail, creating a single line of dots. Next, create a line next to the centre one but make sure to place the dots in between the dots of the first line. This creates this classic polka dot print. Create these alternating lines of dots until the entire nail is covered.
Let all of your designs dry for at least 15 minutes then apply a fast drying top coat (Seche Vite does a great job at not smearing your designs and dries the polish in record time).
Polishes Used: Wet n Wild Black Crème, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pink Blink, OPI Kiss Me On My Two Lips, Revlon Colorstay Full House and Essie Hubby for Dessert.
Hope you enjoyed this summery post!
til next time…
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