Happy Canada Day everyone!
What are you doing today to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? We’re still undecided. It’s supposed to rain so we will wait and see. I did do my nail to celebrate the occasion though, here’s what I did!
For this nail art I used the following items:
- Base coat: Skinfood Pine Nut Break Free Nail Strengthener
- Red: Etude House Minnie Red – one of my favourite red!
- Stencil: Whats Up Nails Canadian Flag Nail Vinyls
- Glitter: China Glaze Fairy Dust
- Top coat: butterLONDON Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat
I always start with a base coat, then I followed with two coats of Minnie Red on all nails except for my ring fingers. Those I left bare and used the nail vinyls to paint in the maple leaf with one not-too-thick coat of Minnie Red. I actually did this one twice. The first time I went too thick with my nail polish and when I removed the stencil it just kind of blobbed out of the leaf. So I wiped my nail and started over with a thinner coat.
It’s important to remove the stencil when the nail polish is still wet because if it dries you could pull the nail polish off with the stencil when you remove it, or bits of it around the edges.
Once the leaf was dry I applied a thin coat of Fairy Dust. I find that most top coats tend to create streaks in my nail art, so when I have a design that I do not want to streak I’ll apply a coat of Fairy Dust before adding the top coat. Fairy Dust does not streak my designs. You can tell that I’ve used that one a lot. 🙂
Once that was done I added a good layer of top coat over all fingers, and voilà!
I wasn’t sure how this would turn out with the red on my natural nail colour – if it would show well, but I’m really happy with the result!
Did you do special nail art for today?
– Chantal 🙂