I really enjoy having painted nails and, as I’ve mentioned before, its so easy to do them yourself that I rarely spend the money on an actual manicure. For that reason I’m always on the look out for fun, new, and easy things to try with my nails 🙂 I tried a new manicure technique recently! I used a normal, gold sharpie to draw on the tips of my ‘french’ style manicure. 🙂 I found the motivation behind the style here but their techniques didn’t work very well (as the numerous comments on their post show). The gold color had a bad habit of smearing when the top coat was applied. This post by a different blog helps clear up the issue of the gold color smearing. The technique is really really simple though so here goes!
I painted on 2 coats of a really pale, pink color.
After the color completely dried, I carefully drew on the gold tips to the finger nails
After letting the gold marker dry for a few minutes, I sprayed a quick coat of hair spray on the nails, keeping the hair spray bottle far away from the nails so that the layer wasn’t too thick. After that dried, I carefully painted on a coat of a UV top coat and voila!
What do you all think? I think the idea is very clever and I’m excited to try it with the silver sharpie that I have as well. The gold color is not as crisp with the marker as it would be if I had painted it on with a gold colored nail polish though. I’m also not sold on the light nail color and dark nail tips look yet…but I’m open to comments and suggestions! 🙂