So, i’m not sure this is technically craft related, but its something I do and wanted to share. They were inspired by Kaylah form The Dainty Squid who creates some wonderful nails.
These nails look hard but are remarkably simple to do. All you need is 2-3 nail polishes of you choice, some nail stickers (or scotch tape cut with pinking shears), a little time and patience. (which is the hardest part for me)
When picking you polishes you ideally want one light one medium and one darker polishes to get the best results. You can always test on a sheet of paper to see what they will look like.
When you have gathered all your bits and bobs, paint your nails with the lightest colour adding another coat if needed. Now, it is very important to allow this to dry completely or it could all go a bit pear shaped.
Once this is dry get a sticker and place in the center of each nail from left to right an press firmly trying to get the spaces at the top and bottom are fairly even. Do one hand at a time or you could get a bit stuck.
Now we take whichever colour you want at the cuticle of you nail and paint from the cuticle to the sticker, ensure you don’t go off the other sideof the sticker. Do this to each finger.
You can now take the final color and paint from the sticker to the tip of your nail making sure you start at the same nail as the second colour.
Ok so now is the (slightly) tricky bit. carefully but quickly remove the first sticker, you may find it helpful to kind of pull with the zig-zag of the sticker. Sometimes this can happen. But its OK, just start that nail again.
Repeat for the other hand. I usually let the first dry completely first. Once both hands are done and dry finish with a topcoat.
Here are some more examples I have done (please note; I’m not very good at coloring in the lines lol)