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:
- Instead of freehanding the pattern, try this drag marbling technique to create the shapes.
- Instead of a dotting tool use the head of a needle to do the dots.
- Limit yourself to one piece of paisley print per nail. Unless you’re a miniature painting master, it’s hard to fit more.
- 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.
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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