Hey There Everyone,
Here we are on our 7th installment of the nail art challenge. I am really enjoying coming up with new designs, but I can see how some people drop off after 7 designs or so. It’s a lot of work! Haha. I could make it easier on myself by stamping a lot, but I’m still trying to shy away from that for the most part. I hope you all are ok with that! Today’s nails are rainbow in two ways- rainbow because of the holographic polish (in the sunlight you can see a rainbow appear) and because the hearts themselves are rainbow-colored. The order of colors in the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I left indigo out of my rainbows.. sue me. I hope you like them nonetheless!
Double Rainbow Heart Nails
- Base coat. I used SH Hard As Nails.
- Paint your nails with BL Dodgy Barnett. I used 3 thin coats.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow to dry completely.
- When your nails are absolutely completely dry, stick a piece of blue painters tape onto a plastic baggie, a piece of parchment paper, or a glossy magazine page (that’s what I used) and use a tiny heart punch to punch out two hearts in a vertical line.
- Carefully peel your tape off the baggie, parchment, wax paper, or magazine page and stick it down to your nail. Be very careful to press it down everywhere to make a good seal on your nail. Pay special attention at the top and bottom of the hearts. Your nail should look like this next picture, minus the paint which will come in the next step.
- Repeat steps 4 & 5 for each nail.
- Get all your nail polish that you are going to use out and get the lids off. Also get a little lid of acetone ready (for rinsing) and some paper towel for blotting. Here are the polishes I used:
- Using a striping brush, carefully paint a stripe of each color in rainbow order vertically down your nail covering both heart cut-outs. Do this step for each nail, but do not remove the tape until the polish is pretty much dry. Usually you want to remove tape from tape manis immediately after painting, but at least for me, I couldn’t do the stripes quick enough to have the first stripe still wet when I removed the tape, so if I tried to remove the tape too quickly it stuck to some of the stripes and completely annihilated my hearts. Don’t believe me? Look at the index finger. That’s the reason I did those funky three-finger shots! Haha. I found that if I gave it a little more time, so that it was close to completely dry I had much better luck.
- When the hearts are painted and the tape is removed, carefully apply a quick coat of top coat (I use Seche Vite) without touching any part of the nail twice to avoid streaking. Once that first coat is dry, apply a thicker more precisely applied coat.
- Admire your pretty double rainbow nails.
I hope you enjoyed my rainbow nails! They were a little time-consuming with the individual stripes and having to wait for your polish to dry, but I really loved them. Also- they were pretty easy and turned out great with the exception of that funky index finger.
How do you like my double rainbow nails? Have you done rainbow nails? If so, what type of design did you do? Don’t hate me for skipping indigo!! Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!
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