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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mickey Mouse Nails

Today, I would like to share with you a tutorial on some Disney nail art. They are easily done, but a little time consuming. So please make sure that you have a few hours to spare. If you would like to achieve these fun nails like in the picture below, please read on.

You will need four colors of polish (red, black, white and a yellow/gold) and a top coat, nail polish remover, tape, a small paint brush, and a nail file. I also recommend using a base coat, however; it is not required. 

  • You should first remove any previous polish and file your nails to your desired shape. I prefer mine to be slightly squared off.
  • As previously stated, I do recommend a base coat but feel free to skip this step. It is much better for your nails if you put one down though.
  • Next, you should put down two coats of your red polish on all of your fingers, except your ring finger. The red is representing Mickey's shorts, so be sure to try and find a color that is close. (Tip: Start with your pinky nail and move towards your thumb.)
  • Now, put two coats of your yellow/gold on your ring finger. The yellow should be the color of Mickey's shoes.
  • Here is the part that becomes a little time consuming. You need to make sure that your nails are completely dry before moving on.  (Tip: You can dip them in a bowl of ice water to help speed the process up. Make sure not to ever let your nail touch the ice.)
  • When you are positive that your nails are COMPLETELY DRY, you can move on.
  • One finger at a time, starting with your pinky, place a small piece of tape about half way down the middle of your nail and paint the top uncovered half with your black polish. Carefully remove the tape and continue on to the next red nail. (Tip: Do not leave the tape on your nail for long.)
  • Let the black polish dry. Once again you can dip your fingers in ice water to help.
  • Using a small paint brush draw the white spots on your "shorts." (Pinky to thumb!!!)
  • Make sure to get all of the white polish off of your brush with nail polish remover and then you can use your black polish to draw a Mickey head in the corner of your ring finger.
  • Once again you need to sit and let your nails dry.
  • Finally, once your nails are completely dry you can add your top coat (Pinky to thumb.) I usually do two coats.

Don't forget to let your nails COMPLETELY DRY before going back to your day-to-day activities. Otherwise, you are sure to smudge your nails and all of your hard work will go to waste. Patience is definitely a virtue when painting your nails.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and your Mickey Mouse nails. Please be sure to comment and leave me a picture of your finished product below.

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