DIY: Easy Cinco de Mayo Nails
I love mixing orange and fuchsia together but I’ve never tried it on my nails before, it is now my new obsession. The colors are similar between them but that’s why I added a neon orange instead of just orange. I have to say that the dollar store has the best neon nail polish in town. Love this bright orange, got it for a dollar!!
I got inspired when I was looking at some ethnic textiles from Mexico. I thought that to get a similar look i would just need to mix a couple bright colors together.
The tricky part is adding some small details, they look pretty difficult. So instead getting to complicated I bought some stickers. Like lots of Mexican patterns, I went with flowers, I thought they would look perfect on this design. Not exactly the same, but at least the idea.
1. Paint a base layer with a bold color. I used a bright coral.
2. Start drawing lines using a thin brush and the brightest color you have.
3. Add more lines using another color. I added the fuchsia lines in this step.
4. Now add some sparkles just for fun. Don’t worry, at this point maybe your nails will look a bit funky if you aren’t that good with the thin brush, but the next step is gonna save our project!
5. Use the stickers to cover the imperfections. Perfect!
*TIP. You can clean the thin brushes using a cotton ball with a bit of nail polish remover, that way you don’t need to buy every color, just reused the brush with the normal nail polish bottles you already have at home .
An abstract way to represent Mexican textiles. Now that we are getting closer to Cinco the mayo, this would be a perfect nail style to party all night!
Have fun! Xo, Elba
*That cute fabric