5 Simple Steps Tutorial: Easter 2014 Nail Art For Spring
We recently teamed up with Laura Biz to bring you 6 Simple Steps Tutorial: Floral Nail Art For Spring. And now we’re happy to present this supercute, supereasy Easter nail art tutorial.
This sweet design is great for both adults and kids to wear for the egg hunt. Follow these 5 simple steps to re-create this look at home.
Prepare your nails
Before starting the design, file your nails into oval shapes, gently push back your cuticles and apply a base coat.
Apply two coats of a pastel colour to your nails. Blue has been chosen here; a pastel pink or green would would just as well for an Easter colour.
Top Tip:If you use a colour that is too light, the yellow parts of the design may not stand out, make sure you use a contrasting colour.
To start creating the chicks, use a bright yellow polish, paint upside-down ovals onto each nail, with the top of the oval about half way up your nail. Apply two coats for extra colour.
Top Tip: You don’t need to use a special brush for this – as the shapes are quite large and bold, you can use the brush that comes with the nail polish.
Take a white nail polish, and with the flat end of the brush paint create small triangles across the tip of the nail – this will create the effect of a broken egg, for the chick to pop out of. 😉
Top Tip: To avoid the white polish blobbing on the nail, make sure any excess polish is removed from the brush & you can always go over the pattern a second time to boost the white egg shell effect if needed.
To create the eyes, use a medium size dotting tool dipped in white polish and apply two little dots next to each other on each yellow oval. Then, with a small dotting tool dipped in black polish, carefully apply tiny dots in the centre of each white spot. To create the beak, use an orange polish and using the flat end of the nail polish brush, carefully apply two, small diagonal lines in a ‘V’ shape under the eyes.
Top Tip: Give each chick its own character by applying the black dots off centre, it looks all the chicks are looking in different directions!
When the nail art design is dry, apply a top coat to finish off.
What do you think?
Leave a comment below with your thoughts and if you are ready to try it out for yourself, we’d love to see them. Remember, you can submit your nail photos to Inspirationail to be shared across our social community.
Thanks to Laura for the great tutorial & have be sure to check out 6 Simple Steps Tutorial: Floral Nail Art For Spring from her. Remember to follow her on Twitter, Instagram and visit her website.
Have a great Easter!