To celebrate my last day of freedom before I go back to school I decided to get my nail art on. Today I got out my sharpie and had a play around, and this is what we ended up with…
You will need:
Nail prep – Sally Hansen Maximum Strength, Boots Nail & Cuticle Oil
Base colour – Rimmel 800 Black Out
Top Coat – Rimmel Pro Wear
1. Prepare your nails how you usually do. My nails are still recovering from gels, so I’ve been using a hardening base coat and a cuticle oil. Seems to be doing the job!
2. Apply two coats of your base colour. Personally I like black with gold, but you can have a play around with whatever colours you desire. Make sure that you leave each coat to dry completely before moving on.
3. Get your Sharpie out and get dotting. You can make your dots big, or keep them small like mine. Leave this to dry for as long as you can or else it will smudge when you put the top coat on. If you make a mistake, you can try and rub it off to start again; I found this worked well with a bit of water.
4. Finally apply your top coat – but listen carefully; you must do it really quickly and really lightly. Just sweep as quick as you can and your dots should stay intact. However, if you do do a bit of smudging; just touch it up with a bit of the base colour to make them dots a bit more dotty. No one will ever notice.
And there you go. This Sharpie my new best nail friend. You can play around with other designs and just see what you come up with.