Easter is only 2 weeks away; I love this time of year! Usually I don’t do much of an Easter theme for my nails. This year I thought that should change.
I loved my red-nose reindeer nails I did at Christmas so I thought I would do something similar with a bunny. So here is what I did . . .
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Nails
Paint all of the nails with two coats of pink polish. I used the Shellac color called, Hot Pop Pink.
Gel Polish: Apply two coats of pink polish and cure in light (curing after each coat). Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 3: Easter Bunny
Now on the ring finger I painted a bunny, that is peek-a-booing up onto my nail. I made a little video to show how I painted this little guy. View it below . . .
Note: It’s a little hard to see on the video, but notice that the bunny’s whiskers goes all the way to the side-edge of the nail.
Step 4: Polka Dots
Now on my middle finger. I painted large white polka-dots, similar to the image below, but make the polka dots a little larger. I made a little video to show how I painted the dots. View it below . . .
(Note: I did the dots with acrylic craft paint. . . Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for. Here is a tutorial on how to paint perfect polka-dots.)
Step 5: Apply Final Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.
Gel Polish: Apply top coat and cure in UV light for 2 minutes or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 6: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.
Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.
Remove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.