DIY: Funky Nail Styles

Hey honeys!

So, I was recently on InstaGram (IG) and I saw this amazing nail salon that is unfortunately located all the way in Orlando, FL. I am so impressed by their work that I am considering making them a must-stop on my next trip to the Sunshine State. They inspired me to get my nails done and to see if one of the shops here in Baltimore could, possibly, replicate the design.

Here is an image that I snatched from the IG page Monalyn_Lim. You can also visit their website Here.

I INSTANTLY fell in love with the pointer finger pattern. I thought that it was chic, simplistic and I needed to have it!
So, I visited one of the nail salons near me. My experience wasn’t that great in that my nail technician didn’t make my nails long enough or pointy enough, but I was willing to accept that and let them just grow out.
When my designs were done, I was pleased with the work, however, it wasn’t “exactly” what I wanted:

So, I took it upon myself to head to my mom’s salon and re-do them myself.
First, I practiced on a nail tip, just to see if I could get a bit of practice in on the pattern.
 My design didn’t come out EXACTLY like the one from Millenia, but I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
Then, it was time to try it out on my nails. I removed the previous design and gathered the following materials:
Nail Paint: I didn’t have white, so I decided on silver metallic
A paint brush with a few of the bristles removed to produce a collection of fine strands:

A bowl of water:

 China Glaze “Liquid Leather” nail polish

And finally, a paper towel for the paint:
A placed a dot of paint on the napkin and lightly slid the brush through the paint and began placing lines everywhere in a symmetrical fashion. That’s it! it only took about 10-15 minutes, tops! When I was done, I went over the designed nails with OPI Top coat, and Viola!
The finished product:

I was so happy with the final turn out that I added a stripe effect with taupe paint on my pinky nail:

That’s about all for this DIY tutorial. If anyone decides to try out this or a similar pattern, let me know so that I can post your photos as updates to the post. Until then….
XoXo, Jada.