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DIY Cloud Manicure

Paint your gray skies blue.

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The other day, I was sitting in the park, gazing up at the sky, just daydreamin’ like I do. It was a perfectly cloudy day. Eventually, I was struck by an epiphany: I NEED TO PAINT DIS GORGEOUS SCENARIO ON MY NAILS! This is a pretty easy mani, so get your polishes out and cue up this Cardigans song!

What You’ll Need:

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● A light blue nail polish. (I used Deborah Lippmann’s Blue Orchid.)
● A white nail polish. (Mine is White Matter by Formula X.)
● A dotting tool or bobby pin.
● A small dish or styrofoam plate .
● A clear top coat. (I used Seche Vite.)

How to Do It:

Step One

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Paint your nails with your blue base color.

Step Two

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Pour some white nail polish into your little bowl or onto your styrofoam plate. Dip your dotting tool or bobby pin into the polish and make a small dot on the nail of your choice.

Step Three

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Get some more white polish onto your tool/pin and make another dot next to your first one. Repeat two more times, so your dots have connected to for a blob, aka YOUR CLOUD!

Step Four

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Make two or three cute li’l clouds on that very same nail. (You’ll have to keep refilling your bowl/plate with white polish, because it dries fast!)

Step Five

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Repeat this process on all your nails, until you find yourself staring at a beautiful cluster of cumulus clouds (the scientific name for these type of cotton-candy-looking puffballs) right there at your fingertips.

Step Six

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Imagine a tiny you flying through the clouds on the back of a luckdragon. ♦

6 Comments

  • Kilani May 28th, 2014 3:50 PM

    I absolutely love this, will definitely try!

  • Margo May 28th, 2014 3:59 PM

    I’m gonna need this when I paint my nails like the clouds on the cover of The Fault in Our Stars, which I’m gonna do next week in prep for the movie!!!!

  • adacharlotte May 28th, 2014 4:04 PM

    I love this so much– and I have the perfect blue nail polish… definitely gonna try it!

  • tortu12 May 29th, 2014 2:10 AM

    Wow this is too easy not to try – I am so excited!

  • Tyknos93 May 30th, 2014 4:43 PM

    I swear this idea has been floating (pun not intended) around in my head for months now, but I could never find a pretty pale blue polish or the time to execute it. Lovin’ the Cardigans song as well.

    http://blazoningpens.blogspot.com/

  • Tiana June 2nd, 2014 3:16 PM

    Ooh I love this tutorial, I’m definitely going to try it :)
    Tiana x
    http://Www.tianaesparon.blogspot.co.uk