I love doing nail art and I recently lost my nail art guinea pig to overseas travel, so I have been suffering a little bit of nail art withdrawal. I have been spending a lot of time watching nail art videos on YouTube.
I struggle to do nice nail art on my self because it is near impossible to get both hands looking the same quality. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am definitely not ambidextrous. I stumble upon the temporary tattoo technique whilst watching YouTube videos, it basically involves painting your nails, sticking a tattoo on top then sealing with a top coat. Great for getting both hands to look good.
Here are some pictures showing how I did my temporary tattoo nail art.
|Start with freshly manicured nails.|
I filed my nails, gently pushed back my cuticles and applied cuticle oil.
Make sure you remove the cuticle oil by washing your hands before applying polish.
|Always apply a base coat to prevent staining your nails.|
I used OPI Nail Envy.
|You need to apply a base colour of your choice. |
I chose OPI Fly and applied two coats.
Make sure the colour is completely dry before starting with the tattoos.
|These are the tattoos I used. They cost $1.|
|I cut shapes out of the tattoos that I wanted on my nails.|
I applied it by placing the tattoo on to my nail then pressing a damp cotton pad on top for 10 seconds.
|Thumb with star tattoo applied.|
|Finished nails with two coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat.|
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