There are many ways to show your love for the country, and if you’re creative, these Memorial Day nail art tutorials and ideas are just perfect! Learn an easy way to make an American flag-inspired nail design right here.
Creative, Fun Memorial Day Nail Art Tutorials And Ideas
Are you ready for an awesome Memorial Day long weekend? Whether you’re planning to go to the beach, hike, travel, or meet up with friends, don’t forget to pair your cute outfits with these charming, quirky Memorial Day nail art designs! Not only that, to give you no excuse NOT to give it a try, here’s a quick, easy nail design tutorial for you courtesy of HannahRoxNails.
Nail Art Materials You Need
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- OPI What’s Your Point-Settia? (or this)
- OPI Unfrost My Heart (or this)
- OPI Top Coat
- LVX Monaco
- Nail Art Brush
- Painter’s Tape
Step 1 – Be bold with red
First, apply the OPI natural base coat to make sure the color adheres well and you can prevent ugly yellow nails in the long term. After the base coat, layer it with the OPI What’s Your Point-settia? or I Stop for Red.
Step 2 – Attach two pieces of painter’s tape at an angle
The next shade you will work on is silver (or platinum or just plain white, but silver’s cool). To create the V pattern, cut a pair of triangular painter’s tapes, which you need to place at an angle. Make sure they are attached well.
Step 3 – Brighten the nails with silver
Layer the red with the OPI Unfrost My Heart or OPI Silver on Ice. Don’t worry if you go beyond the edges of the painter’s tape. That’s what they’re there for. 🙂 After painting, carefully remove the painter’s tape.
Step 4 – Attach another set of painter’s tape
We’re on our last layer, which is blue. You have to repeat step 2. Take note these are new cut painter’s tapes. Otherwise, you’ll end up smudging your silver color with red!
Step 5 – Then cool the design with blue
Then you coat the remaining uncolored nail with LVX Monaco. Doesn’t the color look so rich? After coating, remove the painter’s tapes.
Step 6 – Polish the edges
By the time you’re done, there will be a few unpolished spaces. Finish the look by using a nail art brush and polishing the edges. Coat the polish with the OPI Top Coat, and you’re done! A chic take on the traditional American-flag-inspired Memorial Day nail art!
Aren’t these Memorial Day nail art ideas pretty, fun, and creative? What an imaginative way of showing your love for the country. But you know what can make it even more fun? Gather your girlfriends for a nail spa sesh using your DIY nail polish!
What are your favorite Memorial Day nail art designs? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Don’t forget to complement your exquisite nails with cute Memorial Day outfits!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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