I love summer soooo much and am sad to see it come to an end. So I decided to do one more very bright and fun nail design as a farewell to the summer. When I first painted this design I wasn’t sure how much I would like it, but the day after painting these they i turned into one of my favorites! This color combo is a must try. Here is what I used/did to achieve this look . . . Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Shellac.
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Coral Pink Nails
Paint all of the nails with two coats of bright coral pink polish. I used the Shellac color called, Tropix.
Gel Polish: Apply one coat pink polish and cure in light. Paint second coat and cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 3: Paint White Accent Nail
Paint the ring finger nails with two coats of white polish. I used the Shellac color called, Cream Puff.
Step 4: Paint Stripes
I free-handed painting stripes with a very small stylus as I did here. I used the Shellac color called, Cerulean Sea. Note: If you don’t feel comfortable free-handing the stripes you could use tape as a guide as I did for this design.
Step 5: Paint Heart
I painted one small heart, using the Shellac color Tropix, in the very center of the nail. To paint a heart with polish, check out my simply in love design.
Gel Polish: Cure the heart in the light for 2 minutes.
Step 6: 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.
Step 7: 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.
Note: Gel polish needs to be removed after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.