March 9, 2014


Get your nails into the Purim spirit with these step-by-step tutorials!

*Special guest post by Devorah Woodrow! Find more of Devorah's fun fingertip creations by checking out her blog and following her on Instagram and Pinterest


Masks, Graggers, Hamentashen, and more!

Tools Used:

Dotting tool

Thin brush

Plastic bag to mix polishes on

Regular polish brushes

Step 1: 

Get all your nail polishes and tools needed for your design ready and close by. 

Step 2:

Make sure your nails are clean and dry. Paint with a good base coat. I used Essie First Base.

Step 3:

Paint two coats of a neutral nail color. I used Essie Sand Tropez, but really you can use any lighter color you like.

Step 4: 

Begin with your first image with a dotting tool to form the megillah, and continue for the different images of choice. Get creative with the colors...there is no “right” or “wrong”.

 

I created a megillah, hamentashen, crown, gragger and a mask. If you find this too “noisy” you can always choose one image and paint onto only the ring finger.

Step 5: 

Wait for about a half an hour to let the images dry as much as possible.

Step 6: 

Protect your design with a good top coat. I use Essie Good To Go. I often do my nails at night and go to sleep soon after. This top coat dries really fast so no sheet marks!

Note: The best method for putting on the top coat is to dip the brush into the bottle, wipe gently and then place at the top of the nail and lightly brush downward. It is best to only use 3 strokes (center, left and right).


Theme Inspiration - Snow White

Tools Used:

Dotting tool

Stripper brush (thin paint brush)

Regular polish bottle brushes

Step 1:

Make sure your nails are clean and dry. Paint with a good base coat. I used Essie First Base.

Step 2: 

Paint two coats of a bright yellow polish letting polish dry a bit between coats. I used Joe Fresh Canary.

Step 3:

Paint the tips of your nails (like a French mani) in a deep blue. I used Essie Aruba Blue.

Step 4:

Take a fine brush and make 3 small red strokes down the blue. I used Opi Color So Hot it Berns.

Step 5:

Finish with a little black bow on the thumb using a thing striping brush or a dotting tool in a “stippling” (creating a pattern using dots) motion.

Step 6:

Let your design dry for about half an hour.

Step 7:

Protect your design by using a good top coat. I use Essie Good To Go.

Note: The best method for putting on the top coat is to dip the brush into the bottle, wipe gently and then place at the top of the nail and lightly brush downward. It is best to only use 3 strokes (center, left and right).