Saturday, March 30, 2013

Marriage Equality Nail Art

Hi chickadees,

I wanted to share the nail art look I came up with for an InStyle contest. The challenge was to somehow incorporate tuxedo nails. Now, I already did a tuxedo nail art look for the Tony Awards which you can find here: But as I was looking at those tuxedos next to each other this design suddenly popped into my head.  

There are already a ton of tuxedo nail art tutorials online so I won't bother putting one here. I basically freehanded the jacket and then just did clean up. This time I used a brush I bought at Pearl Paint for the bowtie and buttons but you could also use a dotting tool, a toothpick or even an old pen that has run out of ink or a pencil. I also freehanded the rainbow though you could use nail tape if you want to. The heart was painted with a brush and the equal sign was done with a pencil. 

Anyway, I hope you like the design. Here are all the polishes I used for the look...

Heart: Confetti I <3 U, Essie Sure Shot

Rainbow: OPI Color So Hot It Berns, Zoya Willow, Zoya Pippa, Orly Lucky Duck, China Glaze Manhunt, Sally Hansen Good to Grape

Tuxedo: Confetti I <3 U, Essie Licorice

HRC Symbol: OPI Color So Hot It Berns, Milani Paradise Pink

More photos of the design...

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