Happy Canada Day!
How are you celebrating Canada today? We’re going to a friend’s this afternoon. They have a huge pool, but I don’t think we’ll get to enjoy it much since they’re calling for thunder showers all afternoon. 🙁 Oh well, we’ll be in great company so it’s all good. 🙂
Of course I had to do some nail art for the occasion. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do so I took to Google and found this nail art by Lindsay from I Can Do That! and really liked the half maple leaf. So that’s what I went with and this is how it turned out.
For this nail art I used the following products and tools:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat (I ALWAYS use a base coat)
- Etude House Minnie Red (LOVE this red)
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On (this is becoming my favourite white)
- China Glaze Fairy Dust (it’s a magical worker)
- CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat
- Pure Color Nail Art brushes (n° 9 and 10)
- A dotting tool
I freehanded the maple leaf with the Pure Color Nail Art brush n° 10, then used n° 9 to add the pointy tips on the leaf.
I wasn’t sure how drawing a full maple leaf would turn out so that’s why I really liked this idea, but seeing how my leaf turned out I think I would have been ok with doing a full leaf. I’ll have to remember that for next year!
I kept my middle finger and pinky just red to create a flag (along with my ring finger) and I added a gradient dotticure on my index and thumb cause dots are fun and quick/easy to do.
I learned the hard way that putting a top coat directly onto nail art makes it streak 99% of the time (it has for me), but I found out that China Glaze Fairy Dust does NOT create streaks so I add it on before the top coat. I use it A LOT! 🙂
I’m definitely not as good with my left hand (drawing on my right hand), but I didn’t want to leave my right hand with just red and white nails so I added a gradient dotticure on all fingers. THAT I can do with my left hand. 🙂
I don’t show my right hand often!
I’m loving how these turned out and find them perfect for Canada Day!
Did you do special nail art or makeup for today?
– Chantal 🙂