Tools needed: mechanical pencil or dotting tool
I had the most fun doing this nail look because there are no rules when it comes to painting your Easter Eggs, whether they are real eggs or your nail beds. This is one way I can paint eggs the way I used to when I was a kid. Painting eggs was always a fun and messy activity that everyone enjoyed during the Easter season, followed by an eventful egg hunt.
All you need are four nail polishes — Spring or pastel colors look best. Paint each nail a different color. The designs you could do are endless. I ended up doing zigzags, polka dots and color blocking.
Because I’ve done this manicure years ago, I have recreated the nail art design on my thumb in a step-by-step tutorial. It’s easy:
1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint the entire nail with your base color until it is opaque.
3. Paint half of your nail with a second color (to form the color blocking.)
4. Take your dotting tool out and dot on a zig zag pattern.
5. Connect the dots to form the zig zag line.
6. Add bigger polka dots in the other half of the nail bed.
7. Add small polka dots underneath the zig zag line in the same color as the big polka dots.
8. Once the manicure is done, seal the nail art design with a quick drying top coat. This will make the nail look shiny and the design last longer.
I showed this to my nephew (who was 4 years old, at the time) and when he saw my nails, he yelled, “EGGS!” I was happy he recognized what I was going for.
Did you give up anything for Lent? I gave up sushi. I miss it so much! Hopefully you have a fun and safe Easter weekend!
If you end up trying out this manicure out for yourself, I would love to see it! Please use the hashtag #iidoydoyii or tag me @iidoydoyii. Thanks for reading!