Ok so it's not officially tuesday anymore...but I had good excuses =p most of which are just due to being a mommy. Anyway-once I finally had some quiet time to myself to try this look out it ended up bein a little tricky, so i had to factor a little trial and error in there.
Well here's the weaved nail art I will be walking you through tonight:
I found this cute design on a nail art tumblr on a handheld device, but when I went to look it up on my pc- no luck, but her website is amandadidit.com - gotta give the girl some cred.
Ok, first thing I learned was to go with a darker base color for this one- so go ahead and get your fastest drying black- this is Milani Black Swift. One coat is always fine with this polish.
Step 1: After your base coat apply one-two coats of your base color.
Step 2: Once that is dry take your contrasting color (i suggest another one-coater) I used Spoiled Cotton Mouth which is not a one-coater so also added to the time factor of this mani. Paint three vertical stripes onto each nail. Don't worry about the mess- you will clean that up after step 3.
Step 3: Add four horizontal lines to each nail(my little pinky couldn't cut it). I learned through trial and error not to try to use the polish's brush for this step- use a smaller detailing brush. Take your clean-up brush and touch up around your nails.
Step 4: Using your base color and your detailing brush add some lines in this pattern-using the little black boxes from above for guidance.
Step 5: Once you get the hang of the pattern you continue to work it out to the edges of the nail. I also made every other nail the opposite weave of it's neighbor. If this pattern is a little confusing to visualize on your nail at first- try drawing it on a piece of paper. When you're all finished little artista- apply your top coat and et voila!
Hope you give this a try and let me know how it works out for you!
P.S. Have fun peeps!! That's what it's all about =D
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