Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekend Nails: puzzle nails

A nail tutorial after months of not being able to do nail arts is a good thing for me. I think im getting rusty now because my hands are a bit shaky so i'm not able to draw fine lines like how i used to do.

De mo daijoubo, for i still had fun doing it. This is actually a pretty easy design!

Just like what i said the last time, i would do a tutorial for the puzzle nails. To make it easier i just use black & white so you get to see the contrast between the 2 colors.

Actually there are a couple of ways on how to do the checkered design. I just opted for the easier one, but feel free to experiment how to be able to achieve a better looking design.

Things needed:
  • Base & Top Coat
  • Dotting tool or Hairpin
  • Your choice of nail polishes
I already put the instruction on the pic itself.

Make sure that the polish is dry before you start with the 2nd step.

If you wanted to do a multi-colored design, then you could trace a line on it just using a pencil so that the color won't be as obvious compare to nail polishes.

It's better to use a brush with short thin bristles so for you to be able to control it better. Artist's brushes works best, especially those that got square-ends for it would be able to give a neater edge compare to the conventional nail polish brushes.

Then add the dots using a hairpin. Adding dots might be tricky. I just add dots at the top & right sides of the box (of the same color). You could also just add dots at the top & bottom of one color, then right & left sides of another this...

Don't forget to apply a top coat to protect your design.

If you plan on doing a multi-colored design like this:

Make sure that your apply the light colors first, then be extra careful when you add the dark color. Alternate the dark & light color, not just randomly applying it for putting 2 dark colors together would just draw attention to those two. But then again, feel free to experiment!

Well, i hope to see your version of puzzle nails!
Hope you'll have fun doing this design!

Have a nice weekend,y'all!
Jaa ne~!

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-AnGiEpInK- said...

OMG!!..Totally gorgeous hun..I love it..Your very creative..=)..

Maui (Suushh) said...

soo cool! I want to try it, have a feeling I will fail though hahah

Pammy said...

You're such a creative gal! I love puzzles and this is cute. :P

Askmewhats said...

very pretty thiamere! this is super gorgeous and I love it :)

Helena (XOXO Parisky) said...

This is amazing!

Madz said...

Nice nail art! I wouldn't dare try do something as meticulous as that myself, I'd just go to a nail salon or have home service! Wonder what design you'll sport next. :) *anticipating*

Blovet Beauty said...

that is so cute! gotta show my mom this tutorial!

Anna said...

wow. I agree with the others. this is so cute. :)


GALING!!!! =) Will try to imitate this design when I am more confident!!!

ChyiX2 said...

Cute! I will def give this a try when I have time :)

// krissy ♥ said...

This is very nice! I'll try this Thia, thanks for sharing! =)

Sarah said...

Heya gorgeous!!
Holy Moley you are SO good at nail art- whoa! Seriously, this is amazing!!!!! Clever girl you are : ) x

☆Anastacia☆ said...

What a nice design you've created! looks so pretty!

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