Yay! Today I’ll show you how to do the long awaited Lady Rainicorn nailart :D
I did these last year for Halloween to go with my Princess Bubblegum costume.
Here is a video tutorial tutorial and there’s a downloadable version at the bottom too!
Now this is quite an easy design so long as you can use a nail striping brush. Start by painting a light blue base coat.
Now starting from a tiny bit above the cuticle on your pinky finger, stripe a red line which goes across all 4 fingers. The line should arch across the fingers so when they’re spread out it makes a big matching curve.
Next add a matching yellow stripe above the red one.
Then a green one.
And a blue one. Make sure to start each stripe slightly above the cuticle on the pinky so you can later add the legs.
Lastly a pink stripe to top it off.
Now while all of that dries it’s time to do the head. On your thumb use the pink to paint a big “U” shape and fill it in.
Under that paint a short stripe of purple.
And yellow, curve the yellow around the green a bit so it looks more neck-like.
Paint two red stripes for legs and do this on the pinky as well.
Add a little pink to the bottom of the legs.
Now it’s time for the mane.
Use a light yellow to create a flowing mane on the index finger and half way through to the middle finger.
Add the yellow mane to the face and cover up all of the edges of the U shape.
Add a white triangle for the horn.
Now it’s time to outline everything. You can use a thin sharpie or a thin paint brush to draw on the black. The sharpie is easy to control but the drawback is that it’s easier to ruin it by getting streak when you apply the top coat.
The black outlines really make it look cartoony and pop :D
This is the time to clean up any mistakes around the edges of your fingers. I like to use a little bit of cotton wrapped around a cuticle stick and dipped in remover to erase them all.
On the face you want to do a big black circle for the eye too.
Then dot a white circle over it to complete the look. At this point I decided to go over the black lines again to make them extra dark, if you paint them on you won’t need to. If you’re worried about being able to control black polish like that it can be easier to use acrylic paint. If you make a mistake you can just wipe it off and start again ;)
Wait until everything is 100% dry and then top coat it very carefully. Try not to drag the brush too much or else you may smudge the design.
Oh. My. Glob. You guise. These nails are like totally fricking awesoooooome.
Of course… you want to be pretty good with painting with both hands for a design like this. I rushed the second hand so I had Lady Rainicorn on the left and Lady Rainicorn’s derpy sister on the right XD
Bonus photo, it helps to have a Jake on your side to hold your polishes and try to steal your tissues!
You’ll look totally lumping fabulous ;)
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