Baseball season is here and my boys couldn’t be more excited! We love to go to the local minor league team to have hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, etc. The boys love to dance to the music and take pictures with the mascot. My parents love to support the San Francisco Giants. This spring they drove down to Arizona to attend spring ball for a week. My mother sported these nails, while there. Here is how to do them . . .

Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Gel Polish.Go Giants!


Step 1: Prep Nails

View my post on Nail Polish Prep.


Step 2: Paint Color onto Nails

Paint all of the nails with two coats of black polish. I used the Shellac color called, Black Pool.

Gel Polish: Apply two coats of polish. Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.Go Giants


Step 3: Giants Logo

Follow the picture chart below: 2 – Paint three lines for the outline of the S. 3 – Attach the three lines to form a basic boxy S. 4 – Draw a line for the back of the F. 5 – Finish off the F and fill in both letters to be thicker. 6 – Repeat for the other ring finger.

Note: When hand painting images on your nails use acrylic craft paints, not polish. You will get crisper lines and much more “pop” than you would with polish. Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.

Go Giants!

Step 4: Apply Final Top Coat

Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.

Gel Polish: Apply top coat and cure in UV light for 2 minutes or 1 minute in an LED light.Go Giants


Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil

Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.

Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.Go Giants!
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