How to: Color block nails

colorblock nailsTime for a first nail tutorial ;)

Pick three different nail polish colors. I chose Essie’s liliacism (the base color), Essie’s turks and caicos as a second color and Essie’s  madison overhue as the last color.

1. Start with a clear base coat.

clear basecoat

2. Apply base color of your choice, I applied two coats of Essie’s liliacism.

essie liliacism

  3. With a second color, apply few strokes, depending on the length of your nail. I did three, one longer and two shorter ones, so that it gives an effect of a descending order.  step two

4. Repeat on each nail.

step 3

5. Apply third color, in a similar fashion, using shorter strokes, letting the previous color peek through. step four

6. Apply clear top coat and allow to dry. color nails

7. Show off your nails :) This technique works for any color, mix and match all you want :)

colorblock nails

You can also use only two different colors, like I did here, it looks pretty cool, sort of like the nail polish chipped midway:


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xx Paula


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    May 14, 2013 at 11:50 am

    This looks soooo cool ;)) can u do a demo on ur youtube channel ;)? Please

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    May 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I was actually thinking of doing that :) It’s kinda hard to explain how to paint your nails in writing, it’s easier to show it on video. That’s what I’ll do next :)

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    May 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Great ;) van’t wait beacuse the nails came out super cute ;)

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