Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Curious Easter Bunny

Hi Nail Art Fans!

Happy (couple days after) Easter! Today's nail art is a recreation of a photo I found on Pinterest. It was just too cute and festive not to do! (Here's the reference: Curious Easter Bunny & Other Easter Nails.) On the 1-10 easy to hard scale, I would rate this about a 5. You'll basically have 8 easy nails, and 2 moderately easy nails. The tutorial is after the photo:

1.) Apply a base coat to add a smooth surface for your polish and to protect your natural nail. I used OPI's "Natural Nail Base Coat."
2.) Apply two coats of a black polish to your ring fingers. I used FingerPaint "Black Expressionism."

3.) Select four pastel colors to represent Easter eggs. I will update this soon with the colors I used, but they were China Glaze and Avon. Paint your remaining fingers with two coats each of the pastel colors. You can do this in any random order. I chose to match the colors on opposite hands (pinkies had same color, thumbs had same color, etc.).
4.) Next use either a dotting tool or a toothpick to drop some black dots onto all your nails, except the ring fingers. You want them to appear random.
5.) Using a white polish, draw a large half circle across the edge of your ring fingernail tip. Then use a dotting tool or toothpick to draw some white oval shapes coming off the circle toward your cuticles for ears. (See the photo.) Let this dry for a couple of minutes.
6.) Using the pastel pink polish and a dotting tool or toothpick, draw a smaller pink line inside each ear and a tiny dot close to the tip for a nose.
7.) Using the black polish and a dotting tool or toothpick, dot two black circles in the face for eyes. Then dot two smaller white circles inside the black, and then two more, even smaller black circles inside the white. The idea is for the second black dot to cover up most of the white (see photo). Do you see your curious bunny? He's eyeballing your adorable Easter egg nails!
8.) If you smudged your bunny at all or don't have even lines, use a thin black striper around the edges of the bunny to smooth him out. The top coat will cover up the rest!
Wait a bit for the nails to dry before applying a fast dry top coat. If you put it on too soon, it might smear the polish. (See what I did to my pinkie nail? And you don't even want to know what my left hand looked like! I put the top coat on way too soon!) I used my #1 choice for top coat, Seche Vite.

I hope you have fun recreating this curious bunny with his pastel Easter eggs!

If you have any questions, or if my directions completely lost you, just drop me a line at



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