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{diy nail art} put a bow on it

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{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

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Hope you all had a great Christmas! This year Christmas day was spent at my parent’s house. My extended family all came over along with my siblings and my sweet nephew. Over the past few months my cousin has really started to get in to the nail art trend and so I asked her if she would want to bring some of her stuff over and do all of our nails. We had a lot of fun and all ended up with some pretty cute nails! I had been wanting to try this design for awhile now, and I think she “nailed” it. :)

Here’s what you do:

  • Paint your nails with the base color of your choice. (I chose a soft pink, but the original tutorial chose a sweet mint green!)
  • Let the coats of the base color dry and then add your white accent color with a white nail polish (she used a fine tip brush with this one)
  • Once the white has dried, take a fine point brush or even a toothpick or nail tool dipped in black nail polish and carefully draw out your bow following the curve of the white.
  • Let the black polish dry and finish with a couple layers of clear top coat to ensure a longer lasting look!
  • That’s it!

I know in theory that sounds pretty easy, but for me nails can be a challenge! I love the look of the nail art though and am definitely going to push myself to be more creative! So look out for more interesting and fun DIY nail art coming soon! And hopefully it will be done by me! :)

Also, since Tuesday was Christmas day here are a few of the highlights from the day:

Below is my crazy little goldendoodle, Veda. She needs a haircut bad! She may end up having the same fate as Henry soon! :)

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

My nephew brings so much excitement everywhere he goes and Christmas was no exception!

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

He loved his new microphone and elmo slippers!

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

I got Tanner an iphone controlled helicopter for Christmas…he loved it.

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

The nail tech doing her thing:

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

Here is another design she did on my fun!

{DIY} Put a bow on it | #nails

{DIY Nail Art} Put a bow on it | #nails

Anyone else experiment with nails over Christmas?

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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2 comments on “{diy nail art} put a bow on it”

  1. I’m glad my ugly Christmas sweater made an appearance on the blog ;). Love my nails, and yours turned out so good! Definitely easier said than done, but I want to give it a try!

  2. I’m pretty sure I saw this on pinterest and loved it lol. I was gonna go get a mani today I should just have her do it!!