Thursday, July 21, 2011

DIY Confetti Manicure

confetti nails

Rarely do I paint my nails.  I just don't find it practical with all of the cooking and then subsequent dish-washing that I do.  However, the other day it was kind of rainy and I was tired and a little bored.  So I decided to try this nail idea I had seen.  I ended up really liking it!  I call it a confetti manicure because I think it looks like I dipped the ends of my nails in confetti.  All you need is nail polish and a couple of bobby pins.

nail polish

1.  I did two coats of essie ballet slippers and let them dry.  
2.  Then, I opened up a bobby pin and bent it into one straight piece.  
3.  I put a few drops of essie peach daiquiri on a post-it note, dipped one end of the bobby pin into the nail polish, and then "stamped" random dots of color on all of the nails on one hand.  I re-dipped the bobby pin after each dot I placed on a nail. I let those dots dry.
4.  I then repeated the "stamping" of the dots with Sephora by OPI Meet for Drinks and let those dots dry.
5.  Then I repeated the "stamping" with essie chinchilly and let those dots dry.
6.  I did steps 3-5 for the other hand, then put a top coat on each hand.

37 comments:

  1. Looks adorable! I love the colors you chose!

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  2. Girl you've got a lot of patience to do that, AND they look great!! I could never get my nails to look that good doing it myself, so I just go get them done (I get gels so I don't have to keep repainting them). This looks really fun, though!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love this!! Simple, but eye catching.

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  4. great idea! and thanks for the how to! i tried polka dots once with a toothpick and just dipping it in the bottle. the dots did not turn out.

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  5. How adorable:) Have a great day, sweetie

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  6. You have a lot of patience! Looks very cheerful and summery tho!

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  7. That looks so cute! I like :)

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  8. what a fun idea! i never paint my nails either, but i could try this one :)

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  9. How fun! I never paint my nails either!

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  10. That is totally adorable. Although, I question if I have a steady enough hand to pull it off!

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  11. Love this! Love love love this!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  12. omg what a good idea!!! I never thought of using a bobby pin when doing polka dots!

    xo Jackie
    http://livingaftermidnite.blogspot.com

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  13. this is way too fun! i can't wait to try it!

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  14. those are so cute - love the color combo!

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  15. Very cute idea! Love Essie nailpolish, my fave!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  16. Fun. I agree with Tonia. You have got some major patience!

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  17. Genius! And now I want to try it.

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  18. That is cute, Sherri! You are very clever! Are you keeping that look for your night tonight? And I'm sure the little girls loved those nails!

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  19. lovely manicure!!!! i want to get creative with my nails too, awesome job!!!

    love,
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  20. This is so cute! I'll have to try it when I am home!!

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  21. Those looks so awesome! Great job!

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  22. OHMY! I must try this!!! What a wonderful idea!!!

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  23. That is suh-weet! I love the look Sherri!
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. Now this is so fun and super cute!! I can't wait to try it.

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  25. so cute! I love the colors you used-- I think I'll be copying you as soon as we're back from the lake and my nails won't be in danger of getting ruined :)

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  26. so so cute. adore this. thanks for another lovely post. I hope you had an amazing weekend. Would love if you'd check out my latest post featuring pictures from my favorite little treat shop in Beverly Hills. Thanks love. xoxo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  27. I am so impressed, Sherri! I do not have the patience for this, but if I did, I would for sure try it!

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