Sunday, February 23, 2014

Easy Nail Art St. Lucian Style


St. Lucia - the Helen of the West Indies.. we celebrated our 35th Independence this past Saturday February 22nd, 2014. I am not in St. Lucia to celebrate but I am a proud St. Lucian to the bone and at heart. I wanted to find a quick way to represent my island in a cute manicure but not making it loud (ideal for work). This is what I came up with.

So this is what I used: 3 clear nail enamels (base coat, top coat & strengthener), blue, yellow, black and white nail polish (colors of my flag) and a toothpick (mine is what I use to add rhinestones, not sure what it is actually called but a toothpick works just fine). Make sure nails are clean and have been buffed so that the nail polish lay better and obviously look better.
Choose whatever brands you like and this style can be switched with the colors you like also

Nice clean and buffed nails to start
Apply your base coat then 2 coats of your base color - make sure it looks rich and stands out

 We are now going to apply one strip of each color diagonally across the nail (as pictured). Then apply one coat of the top coat over the applied strips of color and now use your toothpick to make several 'S' lines starting from the bottom of the first color to the top of the last color. This will cause the colors to bleed into each other. When dry apply your strengthener so that it can last.
This is the design that you should achieve


Disclaimer - None of the products pictured were given complimentary, they are my own and can be substituted to your liking.