Tutorial: Birthday Balloon Nails

Happy 16th birthday to me! I found this super cute balloon idea on Pinterest (don’t judge me) and I’ve been waiting weeks to try it out.

TOOLS YOU NEED:

  • White nail polish
  • Blue, pink, green, yellow, and purple nail polish
  • Gray nail polish
  • A few toothpicks
  • Tape

Step 1: Prep. Since we’re using white, a base coat is necessary, only because white nail polish is known to streak and be uncooperative so if it has something to cling on to (in this case the base coat) it should work fine. File and buff if you want.

Step 2: Apply two coats of white to your nails and let it dry completely. When that is dry cover the skin around your nails with tape and get as close to the nail as you can without actually putting the tape on the nail. This is essential for an easy cleanup.

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Step 3: Take your first bright color and make a half-moon at your cuticle. Do as many coats as you need to make it opaque but the color should already pop (lol) because of the white base. Do this with all your colors on all your nails.

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Step 4: Make small puddles of your bright colors and, using your toothpicks, draw a triangle at the base of the half-moon. Make a puddle of gray and with another toothpick draw a curvy line to represent the balloon string from the bottom of the triangle to just above the tip of your nail. Let all of this dry.

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Step 5: If you want you can use another toothpick and add a little comma-shaped white thing on the side of your balloons to represent a shine.

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Top coat and Done!! Thanks for reading this tutorial. Tell me your experiences with it in the comments!!

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