Hey There Polished People!
For my first week at my summer job I decided to attempt tie dye nails and I’m just now getting around to sharing them. We do tie dye shirts a couple of times each summer at the park, and it’s really fun, so I thought hm, tie dye nails would be appropriate for the first few days! 🙂 Also, Frosso from Lacquer Me Silly and I were talking about nail art one day and I think I told her to do some tie dye, she told me to do some tie dye and we were both like “uh… nahhhhh, too hard” but then I got this wild idea to actually try it and today you will see my results.
Tie Dye (ish) Nails
How To Get These Nails:
- Start with a white (I like Nina Ultra Pro French White) base.
- Apply a healthy drop of blue polish (FP Inkblot Blue) on one side in the middle of your nail, apply a thick ring of pink polish (ChG Flip Flop Fantasy) around the blue, then apply a thinner but still healthy ring of yellow (Orly Glowstick) around the pink.
- Quickly grab a needle and drag it from the blue out through the outer rings of color in several areas radiating out from the blue dot, creating the tie dye effect.
- Apply topcoat when you’re done with each nail.
- Show your friends! 🙂
- I have seen this method around for a while now, but I followed Strawbrie’s tutorial on Instagram. You can find that tutorial here.
Next time I do this type of nail art, I think I will make sure to use thicker rings of polish, because as you can see, my pink and yellow didn’t drag very well. Also, I was trying to stick with traditional tie dye colors (blue, pink, yellow) but in the future I will use more because I think that will create a better tie dye effect. All-in-all though I was mostly happy with these nails. I wore them for three days before snapping this picture and OF COURSE right before I was going to take this pic I chipped a big ‘ol corner off of my ring finger, hence the peace sign. 😉 Whoops!! I will definitely try this again sometime though, and I encourage anyone else who hasn’t tried it yet to give it a go because it was really easy and even though it didn’t turn out perfectly, I think it still looked really cool. I hope you did too!
Tie dye screams summer to me, what screams summer to you? Is there a type of nail art you just are too nervous to try, or are you a fearless crazy nail lady? 😉 Let me know what you think in the comments below. As always thank you all very much for reading and till next time- Happy polishing!! 😀