Something horrible happened to me, my long beautiful nails broke! I was actually really sad because I thought, whatever would I be able to do with the stubby “nailettes” I now have. I remembered that I get many people saying to me “I love your nail art but my nails are too short”, so I took this as a challenge and threw caution to the wind.
An Aztec/Tribal print design came to mind because my lovely friend Ronke bought me a nail art pen and I was excited to try it out. I’m also wild about prints and Aztec is one of my favourites.
Here’s what you need to create this nail design:
- Base Coat and Topcoat (I used Model’s Own 3-in-1)
- White Nail Polish (I used one from Dierli)
- Any two/three bright coloured nail polishes (I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Diamonds and Rubies and Model’s Own Sun Kissed)
- A nail art pen (Alternatively you can use a toothpick dipped in black nail polish)
- Qtips to clean around your edges
- Apply a base coat
- Apply two coats of the white nail polish and let it dry completely
- Apply one stripe of the blue nail polish across the nail horizontally, a little way up from the cuticle
- Outline the blue stripe with the black nail art pen
- Apply a diagonal stripe of the yellow polish on the tip of the nail and outline it with the nail art pen
- Make upside down v-shapes within the blue stripe
- Using a bobby pin dipped into black polish, create polka dots in any empty spaces on the nail
- Finish off with a top coat
- Clean up around your edges with a gtip dipped in nail polish remover as this manicure can get really messy
I followed these steps for my thumb nail but for the other nails I played around a little with the colours and the designs. Just have fun with it, it does not have to be perfect.
So who says you can’t get nail art done on really short nails? I say you can! What do you guys think?
Peace and Love,