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Paisley Nail Art For Short Nails. Plus, 4 Tips For Nailing It – Day 2

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For Day 2 of our Nail Designs For Short Nails series, I’ve decided to attempt paisley. I’ve always wanted to try this print and after seeing these fabulous Paisley Nails, I thought it shouldn’t be a problem with my new short nails. Truth to be told, it was a bit harder than I expected.

So here are 4 valuable tips for those of you have short nails and want to try paisley nail art:

  1. Instead of freehanding the pattern, try this drag marbling technique to create the shapes.
  2. Instead of a dotting tool use the head of a needle to do the dots.
  3. Limit yourself to one piece of paisley print per nail. Unless you’re a miniature painting master,  it’s hard to fit more.
  4. First apply a layer of matte top coat to even out the mega-bumpy surface. Follow with a layer a glossy top coat if you prefer the glossy look.

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Used: Essie Blanc, Garden Variety (teal) and Blossom Dandy (mint), Color Club Wicker Park (pink), Morgan Taylor matte top coat and Essie Good To Go top coat.

Wearing:  Floral Crown Ring.

So what do you think about this Paisley nail art? Yay or nay for shorties? And, which finish do you like more – matte or glossy?

If you try this nail design, I’d love to see you work – Tweet or Instagram me a photo with the tag #sonailicious.

– Maria, xx

P.S. This is the second post from the Nail Designs For Short Nails series. See the first post – Silver Nail Art For Short Nails.

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  • I like very much the outcome of the mani, it seam easy to do but I know that it is not. Thanks for sharing with us the details!

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