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Apparently you can learn a lot about someone from just looking at their hands. If you looked at my hands, it would be very apparent that I’m going through a lot of hand sanitizer right now. They're rough as sandpaper! However, one night when I was super bored I tried out five cool nail art designs. I’m not particularly precise (just a warning.) However, that just means if I could do these you can!
My favourite nail design is painting tiny little hearts onto my thumbs. I first painted my nail with a deep magenta polish. This colour is so pigmented it only took one coat. I waited for five minutes so it could dry a bit, and then I grabbed my dotting tool (aka a sewing pin I stuck into the back of a pencil.) Now, this was my mistake. Usually I use a toothpick, since it's much more precise. I kept messing up and had to try to fix it. Whoops!
The next design is actually the easiest thing ever - it takes no tools and no neatness. Perfect me me! First I painted my nail white, which took two coats of polish. Next I grabbed my weapon of choice - in this case, confetti polish. The trick to getting my ombré-glitter look is to avoid adding glitter to the top of your nail and extra layers at the bottom. Thank you, Pinterest!
My third nail is a stripey design, again pretty imperfect! I like striped nails, except usually I do one big stripe down the middle instead of this narrow side stripe. I like it though - it comes out neater and it's minimalist, but a statement with my contrasting choice of colour.
My ring finger has this triangle design, which uses tape to get neat coloured triangles. I painted my nail white, and stuck down the tape once it dried (or when I was out of patience waiting for them to dry XD.) I went in with the other polish, peeled off the washi tape and ta-da! Revealed a messy triangle design. I did my best to neaten it up. It's mediocre, but I'll take it!
The fifth and final design is a dotted manicure. I used my DIY dotting tool, which was perfect for this design! If you want smaller dots, I would buy a real dotting tool because I think that helps. I am perfectly happy with how this came out, though. I wanted my dots different sizes, so I used the nail polish brush to paint the end of the sewing pin. I dotted the bottom dot, and with the remaining polish made the second. Which design was your favourite?
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