Thursday, April 5, 2012

tutorial - baseball nails

Hey guys,
I know it's not #manicuremonday but we've got a special edition nail post today! I'm too excited to wait until Monday because today is the first Toronto Blue Jays game :) I've got a cute tutorial for nails that you can adapt for any baseball team's colours! It's a simple stamping technique with a baseball accent nail! Check it out:




What you'll need:
- base and top coats
- White nail polish for a base
- red nail polish
- a thin striper brush
- a konad stamping kit with a konad polish in your team colours


Start with a couple coats of white. Mine is getting chunky, so it looks ridiculously uneven. It doesn't matter too much though when you're stamping on top of it. Let it dry completely!


Grab your striper brush & dip into the red polish


Paint curved lines & then stitches (like on a baseball!)


Now grab your team colours & spread onto the konad plate of your choice. I used the gradient dots on m60.


Using your scraper tool, scrape off the excess polish


Then stamp with your stamper tool


& then stamp onto your nail! Make sure to clean the plate, stamper and scraper of any excess polish between stamping each nail.


Do the rest of your nails!


You'll notice that you've stamped your entire finger with the design, so just go in & remove that with a q-tip dipped in remover :)


& there you go! You can show your team spirit in a girly & cute way! LET'S PLAY BALL :)


5 comments:

  1. ahhhhh this is EPIC

    - PRADA SUNNIES GIVEAWAY -- PRADA SUNNIES GIVEAWAY -Sunnie(.=

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  2. - This is really cute !

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  3. ADORABLE!  Good work.  Let's go Blue Jays!

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  4. Do you use special polish on the stamp?

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  5. yes! if you're new to nail stamping, we have a full tutorial on it here: 
    http://www.sylandsam.com/2010/08/konad-nail-stamps.html

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