Pink and White Nail Art – Sweet Shop Bag Tutorial
I’ve always found the little bags you get in sweet stores really appealing. Though they are very simple, the baby pink and white colours balance really well together. I decided this would be a great and fairly simple way to upgrade your casual pink manicure. Here is a tutorial for striped pink and white nail art.
Sweet shop galore: Pink and White Nail Art Tutorial
1) Start with the base: first apply one layer of a base coat (this is essential as it prolongs the design and protects your nail bed). I used the All In One Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener by BarryM for this.
2) Apply the Pink: using your pink varnish, apply one coat on each nail. As I used the Jelly line by BarryM which is a lot thicker than most polishes, this only took one coat. However, depending on the strength and thickness of your polish, this may require 2 or 3 coats.
3) Apply the lines: wait for the base coat to dry before starting this step. This does take a lot of patience. I did not get the effect my first time trying but practice makes perfect. Using your white nail art pen, apply even vertical lines along the nails. I recommend doing this upwards for a straighter line and to avoid the pen passing your cuticles.
4) Finish off with a top coat. The pen dries within seconds so this step can be done immediately. Polish off your look with a shiny top coat of your choice. Not only does this prevent the white lines from fading, but it also adds shine and a longer-lasting look.
BarryM Gelly Hi Shine Dragon Fruit (shade 11) £3.99
BarryM Nail Art Pen-White £4.99 – What I love about this is that with the pen, you can be totally creative. However, I would recommend applying a top coat to this as it tends to dry out quickly.
BarryM All in One Base & Topcoat £2.99 – This has been a lifesaver for me, a base coat, top coat and nail hardener all in one. For just £2.99!
Lots of love,