I had a few hours spare recently and thought I’d go a bit nail design crazy. I was inspired funnily enough by a toddler running around my workplace with fantastic easter chic nails, telling me she’d had them done at her friend’s birthday party the day before (aww!). With different designs on each tiny nail, from easter egg spots and stripes, yellow chicks and white fluffy bunnies, the latter was my favourite design. The following day I grabbed a few trusty Barry M bottles and started work on my easter bunny creation.
Here are the colours and tools I used:
- A few wooden cuticle sticks from manicure and false nail sets
- No7 So Smooth Base Coat
- Barry M Nail Paint in 66 Matt White
- Barry M Nail Paint in 318 Peach Melba (one of my absolute favourite colours!)
- Barry M Nail Paint in 308 Berry Ice Cream
- L.A. Colors Color Craze in 427 Summertime
- Rimmel Lasting Finish in 080 Mover (Which has now actually all but dried up, in the bottle and at Rimmel where it has been discontinued and now re-invented as 080 Black Cab)
Forgive me for not posting step by step photos, the process was lengthy as it was so don’t attempt unless you have a good one to two hours spare!
Firstly, I gave my nails a base coat as the colours that go into producing the design can cause discolouration to the nails. I then painted a thin pink shade using L.A. Colors’ Summertime over all of my nails except my fourth finger on each hand. For the fourth fingernails I painted one coat of Barry M’s Berry Ice Cream. Back to the pink nails, I then carefully used Barry M’s Matt White to draw (with the brush) two lines, with a gap either side and between eachother, the full length of the nail to create the bunny’s ears. I then painted, again in white, a half moon shape over these two lines to form the bunny’s head. When waiting for this to dry I then painted another coat of Berry Ice Cream over the fourth fingernails, ready to be dotted with white spots once dry.
Once the white bunny shape dried I carefully painted the inside of the ears with Barry M’s Peach Melba. I used a few of the cuticle sticks to dot on black eyes and a pink nose using the Rimmel and L.A. Colors shades shown previously. I then went back to my two Berry shade nails and dotted these with white spots, again using the cuticle sticks. Finish all the nails with a clear top coat to blend all the design and create a shiny surface. You can also use the cuticle sticks to help remove any excess paint around the nails.
After a few mistakes and cases where I rushed the drying process (which is the annoying part when using so many layers!), I finally had my Easter Bunny Nails.
Here is the final result: