I decided to test out my new polish I bought last week (see post here) and although I quite liked the look of the chic white nails, I felt that they needed a little something to jazz them up! While I was busy pinning away on my Pinterest I came across this ingenious little trick and thought i’d use it on freshly painted white nails. The result that I cooked up was these adorable little rainbow stripe heart nails and it worked so well (I was expecting to have to repaint that nail) that I’ve made this tutorial for you guys to try yourself. I’m nice like that 🙂
Ok so obviously lets start off with what you’ll need. I used Barry M Nail Paint in Matt White 66 (a decent white polish will suffice), a selection of different nail art pens in different colours, sellotape & sissors. Now don’t ask me where the nail art pens are from, they were a gift years ago and they don’t actually have any branding or name on them, sorry! Any nail art pens will do, as long as they have a skinny brush as well as the pin top or you could use a skinny paint brush instead. Paint your nails your base colour first and let it dry, if its too wet the tape will stick and rip the polish off with it.
Start off by taking a piece of tape and sticking it to the back of your hand. This takes the majority of the stickiness off, trust me you don’t wanna stick that tape straight to your nails it will just rip the polish off and then you’ll be hating life. Unpeel it from the back of your hand and fold it in half, holding the ends. TAKE CARE NOT TO STICK THE TWO ENDS TOGETHER (LIKE ME) IT IS A NIGHTMARE TO UNPEEL!! Then take your scissors (adult supervision may be required) and cut out half a of a heart shape, try not to cut it too big its gonna have to fit on your nail remember. For a better tutorial on how to do this part click here. Peel the tape in half and you should have a heart shaped hole in your tap, stick this onto your nails.
Next up take your nail pens and paint a thin line in your different colours over the tape. I left little gaps between each lines so that the colours really stood out. Try not to do too thick a coat, you only need one but if its too thick then when you remove the tape it may pull it across the other colours (that’s what happened to the orange).
Carefully peel your tape off once you’ve let them dry slightly. If all goes well you should end up with something that looks a little like this. Cute right? I almost don’t wanna throw the tape away! There you go, done. Super easy, super cute nails, all you need to do now is put on a top coat and sit back & admire them.
You could try this out in a range of different colours or patterns. I originally planned to go for black stripes but opted for colours instead. Alternatively you could do dots, criss cross or even just a solid colour. It looks pretty cool against the white but that could easily be swapped for another colour too. I’m definitely gonna be trying these out in a range of different colours and patterns!
What do you think? Will you be giving these a go?
Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂