Nail Art You Can Do At Home (Just Employ a Friend Like I Did)

Susan Yara

Posted 10/01/10 at 05:30PM by Susan Yara

Confession: I was too exhausted and lazy to mimic a celeb's hairstyle today (Fridays are supposed to be casual and laid back, right?) so I don't have a new picture to show you. I promise to catch up on my challenge next week.

To fill the void, I thought I'd show off my newly polished fingernails. Aren't they nice? I've noticed that all of the teeny bopper celebs have been sporting nail art lately, and though I think they look adorable, I was a bit skeptical of attempting the trend myself (figured I'm just too old). Then my friend Anna talked me into it ... by offering to actually do my nails for me.

That's right -- I DID NOT go to a nail salon to get these pretty red digits. She just pulled out her polish stash (see exhibit A next to my nails) and went to work.

First, she had me paint my nails with two coats of OPI Classic Shades Nail Lacquer in Keys to My Karma, $8.50. Once they were dry, she pulled out another OPI polish in Black Onyx and painted the tips of my nails (the girl's got serious skills).

Last, she picked up a toothpick -- I'm not kidding -- and dipped it into an orange shade of polish and made a tiny stripe on my nail tips, then a small diamond shape on my thumbs.

So ... what do you think? Though I won't have my nails done like this often, it's a fun little change.
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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 01:52pm

    Cute

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 12:37am

    I love doing nail art at home. Flowers and hearts are really easy to do. I used to do little patterns out of dots, using acrylic paint and toothpicks, and then two layers of topcoat.

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  • Posted by MissPurple on 04/29/11 at 04:08pm

    Nice, and inventive.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 02:40pm

    pretty colors!!!

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 12/21/10 at 08:31pm

    Is that Essie bottle the color Scarlett Ohara? If it is I totally have that same color and just put it on my nails for a festive vibe. Neat!

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  • Posted by kenya on 11/28/10 at 12:51pm

    this is pretty cool, and yet nsfw. julieg713 has great nail videos on youtube

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