Manicure Monday: Panda Nails


Tools Needed: Dotting tool

How can you not like a panda? I once visited the San Diego Zoo to find the pandas turned away from the people, chomping on some bamboo. I thought it was sad and adorable at the same time. It’s also a great design because it’s black and white and will match with everything. Now I’m going to paint them on my nails. Let’s get started!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on the Panda nails:


1. Start with a base coat to protect your natural nail bed.
2. Paint alternating nails black until they are opaque.

Panda time!

3. With the white polish, make a circle on the tip of your nail. It does not have to be perfect.
4A. With your dotting tool, dot on two black ovals on top of the white circle. Half of the oval should be on top of the white area.

4B. Dot two large black dots for eyes in the middle of the white area.
4C. Take a tiny dotting tool and dot below the eyes for a small nose.
4D. With white polish, dot a medium dot onto the large black dots.
4E. Now is the time to give your pandas some personality! Take the tiny dotting tool again and dot a black dot onto the white dot. As you can see, just by moving the dots in the white area, I made a focused panda and a drunk panda. Have fun with it!

IMG_31555. 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.

Panda nails are adorable and I’m really happy with the result!


List of Products:
Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat
Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
Julie G White Orchid
Julie G Black Sheep

I’d love to see your manicure. If you end up trying this nail look out, show/tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #iidoydoyii

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