Summer brings a lot of great things with it and one of them is a chance for friends to get together and visit amusement parks! Get right into the spirit with this easy cotton candy nail polish tutorial from Nailcakes.
DIY | Easy Cotton Candy Nail Polish You Can Flaunt This Summer
Sweet and Cute Candy-Dipped Nails for You this Summer!
If you usually beeline for the nearest cotton candy booth at amusement parks and fairs, then this DIY cotton candy nail polish tutorial is perfect for you this summer!
Just follow the perfectly easy steps below and come out with fingers that look like they’ve been dipped in your favorite sweet snack.
What you’ll need to make your cotton candy nail polish art:
- Revlon Quick Base Coat
- China Glaze in For Audrey
- Pink Polish from Face It
- Sally Hansen Top Coat
- Nail polish remover
- Makeup sponge
- Cotton swabs
Step 1: Protect Your Nails
Before starting anything, make sure that your nails are clean and free of leftover nail polish. Before trying out this cotton candy nail polish tutorial, strengthen your nails with a clear base coat.
Applying a base coat helps strengthen your nails. It also makes putting polish on your nails an easier task.
You can also use liquid latex to prevent the polish from splattering onto your skin. You just need to apply it around your fingernail before you start coating your nails with polish. It can be taken out afterward by using tweezers.
Step 2. Start With White
Coat your nails with white polish, twice or thrice if necessary. You can also use a very light blue or pink base color but white will give your cotton candy nail polish a more saturated look without you having to worry about matching the right shades.
Remember to wait for it to be completely dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3. Choose Your Colors
Pick out the colors you want to use on your nails. Choose at least two different pastel shades to make your cotton candy nail polish more interesting. In this tutorial, Nailcakes used China Glaze’s For Audrey and Pink Polish from Face It to mimic the fluffy colors of the sweet snack.
Step 4. Start Dabbing
Using a common make-up sponge – which you can buy from any drug store – brush on a layer each of the nail polish colors you picked to give your nails an ombre finish. Allow them to overlap each other.
Immediately dab the polish painted sponge onto your nail. Repeat this one or two more times until you get the desired colors of your cotton candy nail polish!
Step 5. Apply Top Coat
When you’re satisfied with the colors, you can now apply a clear top coat to help blend and preserve your cotton candy nail polish.
Step 6. Clean It Up
Don’t panic if there are splatters around your fingernails! Just get a cotton swab, dip it in some nail polish remover and wipe away the excess colors around your nails.
Still a bit confused? Check out the full cotton candy nail polish video tutorial by Nail Cakes below!
Easy peasy! Now you have gorgeous cotton candy nail polish that you can flaunt this summer!
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