Sunday, September 15, 2013

nail art: sweet bits ice cream drip nails



I've always wanted to try out this drip nail art thing because they look so fun and yummy. But they look a tad bit hard because to make it nice, you really have to know how to draw that drip part nicely. I still need a bit of practice, as you can see. 


  1. I used a blue nail polish with confetti from etude house. It's part of some ice cream series I guess since the bottle is shaped like one. It's cute, but it's actually not very nice to use because the colour pigments don't spread well. Otherwise, it dries pretty fast. As for the brown, choose something dark that looks like chocolate sauce, if you are aiming for this look. Other colours are fine too. There are some pretty cool combinations if you google them. 
  2. I had to do 2 - 3 coats of base colour to hide the streaking and ensure that the colour was more opaque.
  3. For beginners, I suggest starting with a line of brown (I think I'm gonna call it chocolate sauce instead). It doesn't have to be straight. 
  4. Then, make a circle for the bottom of the drip by dotting your brush or dotting tool. Extend the drip upwards to the tip of your nail in a thinner line. If you look closely at nicer drips, they actually have a curvature where it is starting to drip. It gives it a more realistic look. I tried to do that, but it still doesn't look as nice. I guess I'll have to find a better method of achieving the look. The curvature also applies to the drip so it sort of forms an elongated hour glass shape.
So, this nail art is really very yummy to look at. It makes me crave for ice cream every time.

nom nom

xoxo