Scratch Art Manicure
Here's a fun tutorial for a bold mani that will brighten your day.
Remember scratch art? Is that still a thing? I used to LOVE creating awesome designs on paper that would surprise you with the bright colors underneath.
For this DIY manicure, you'll need any combination of bright colors. The following are what I used, but it'll look great with whatever you already have in your collection.
Ulta Blue Streak, Ulta Sun-Sational, Essie Orange It's Obvious, Sinful Colors Exotic Green, and Ulta High Roller Red.
You'll also need black polish, nail tape (or scotch tape cut into strips) and a top coat of your choice.
The first step is to have a blast painting your nails in any funky, striped, spotted, swirled pattern you desire. Just think random! Make sure they're completely dry before proceeding to the next step. Overnight is good!
I pre-cut the tape to make the process quicker and more efficient. Yes that's Babylon 5 on DVD (Nerd Alert!) I'm halfway through season 2 and unabashedly loving it.
Gently and firmly press down the nail tape onto your nails in a random pattern. Go crazy! Then paint one coat of black polish over all the nails.
Tip: make sure you don't put parallel stripes too close together, or there might not be enough black polish in between to stick to the nail.
I love the look because it's such a great contrast. Also neon colors are super trendy right now!