Saturday, October 8, 2011

Get Nailed : A Stitch in Time

What you will need:
Clear base coat
Base polish(es)
Black Nail Pen
Clear top coat

How to do it:

1. Start with clean nails and apply a clear base coat.

2. Next, I applied 2 coats of  Essie polish in Lilacism to my left hand, and 2 coats of Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet to my right hand. You can use any color you like, but try to stick with lighter colors, or the stitches won't really be visible (as shown below). Make sure to let the polish completely dry before going on to the next step.

3. Once nails are completely dry, take your Sally Hansen (or any brand really) black nail pen and randomly draw stitches. You can draw anywhere from 1 -  3 "sutures" on each nail, any more than three and it looks too busy.

4. Let the stitches dry, and follow with a clear top coat.

Your finished product should look something like this!

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