written by Cathy Baker, mom of 2 tween daughters, livin’ in the Missouri Ozarks
As a mom of two daughters, I enjoy spending time painting their nails. They enjoy the result and I enjoy chatting with them while painting their nails. Often their friends are here too when we are painting, adding to the fun! I’ve seen some fun ideas this past year that we’ve tried…check these out…
I’ve discovered stripes are easy with scotch tape! Paint one layer, let dry completely. Then, cut the tape in half and put on nails. Paint second coat, let partially dry, peel off tape! These are their tiger stripe nails for back to school! I think this technique will make for cute white and sparkly red candy cane stripes at Christmas!
I also like to do color themes for holidays. Here are red, white and blue nails for the Fourth of July. Polka-dots are easy – use either a toothpick or just carefully touch the corner of the brush on the nail.
Use a rubber band to help get even french tips!
This tye-dye wasn’t necessarily easy, but we sure had fun trying!. You put drops of nailpolish into a bowl of water, then gently swirl with a toothpick, then you slide your nail under the water and pull it up! The nailpolish sticks to your nail. There is extra you have to remove with a cutip and nailpolish remover.
I couldn’t find the picture of when my daughter did this to her nails this past year, but here is where we got the idea from Seventeen site. Basically you paint your nails and let them dry. Then you dip newspaper into rubbing alcohol and let it sit on your nails for several seconds. The ink will transfer to your nails. Coat with clear nail polish when finished.
So, which one of these fun techniques are you going to try first with some pretty autumn colors?
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