This time of year, I seem to be drawn to anything red, white, and blue. I thought it would be fun to do something fun and patriotic with my toe nails. Plus, I've been fascinated with the Beauty Department's DIY Polish Strips so I thought this would be the perfect time to give the technique a try.
|The cast of characters (not shown: top coat)|
I started by painting all my toes white except for my big left toe, which I obviously painted dark blue.
Then I followed the instructions on the nail art pen to draw some stars. If you're a perfectionist it isn't going to be easy. I don't usually have that problem and I kinda like the "hand drawn" look personally. You're going to want to wait a while before putting on a top coat. The nail art pen's paint needs to be completely dry or it will smear.
While my stars were drying, I created the polish strips. They actually were easier to handle than I thought they would be.
- Paint the polish on the scotch tape.
- Let it dry completely.
- Cut them into strips.
- Apply them to your nail.
- Trim any excess.
- Apply top coat!
The Beauty Department has even more examples of the DIY polish strips, like this cute plaid one.
I'm lovin' it!
My husband says they're adorable, so I think that passes the true test. :)
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