Baseball season is here and my boys couldn’t be more excited! We love to go to the local minor league team to have hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, etc. The boys love to dance to the music and take pictures with the mascot. My parents love to support the San Francisco Giants. This spring they drove down to Arizona to attend spring ball for a week. My mother sported these nails, while there. Here is how to do them . . .
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Color onto Nails
Paint all of the nails with two coats of black polish. I used the Shellac color called, Black Pool.
Step 3: Giants Logo
Follow the picture chart below: 2 – Paint three lines for the outline of the S. 3 – Attach the three lines to form a basic boxy S. 4 – Draw a line for the back of the F. 5 – Finish off the F and fill in both letters to be thicker. 6 – Repeat for the other ring finger.
Note: When hand painting images on your nails use acrylic craft paints, not polish. You will get crisper lines and much more “pop” than you would with polish. Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.
Step 4: Apply Final Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.
Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
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.