This weekend, lots of nail art addicts are getting together to create Rainbow Pride Nails for Orlando. This community is so good at coming together and reacting to a crisis, and I am really proud to be a part of it. If you can, please consider donating to a fund for the families of the victims.
Polishes and tools
Cirque Carpe Diem
OPI Color Paints
Rainbow Connection Zap
What’s Up Nails Hearts vinyls
Pure Color Watermarble tool
Winstonia Fine line brush
I’ve got a new white polish, Carpe Diem, which I’m using for the first time. It’s not quite a one-coater, but I love the subtle lavender scent.
I applied two coats, then top coat and let it set.
How to watermarble through vinyls
- I protect the skin around my nails and up to my first knuckle with liquid latex from Rainbow Connection.
- Because my nails are so short right now, I cut my hearts vinyls in half before applying them. Stick them to the back of the backing paper temporarily to get rid of any cut outs that peeled away with the stencil.
- I stuck the vinyls to my nails, making sure they were stretched a little to lie flat. I trimmed as much excess from my nail tip as possible.
- I marbled with all eight Color Paints to make a bullseye and then used my watermarble tool to make the design. Lots of small, tight lines works best for the vinyls.
- I dipped my vinyled nails, removed the excess with a cotton bud, and pulled my nails out. Using tweezers I removed the vinyls as soon as possible.
- For the middle finger, after making a bullseye I dragged the tool through it once to make some relatively straight lines.
- Using black polish and the Winstonia brush, I outlined a heart shape freehand, and then filled in the space around it in black.
- Top coat over everything, and I’m done!
Time for a few macros! I’m really proud of how the watermarbled vinyls came out. I definitely got more complete heart shapes than last time.
You can see how dragging through the polish a lot to create a tight design comes out well through the stencils.
My feature nail hearts needed tighter lines too. The indigo/purple end of the big hearts are nearly indistinguishable from the black.
Rainbow Pride Nails for Orlando
Overall, I’m happy how these came out. I’m glad to get back into watermarbling again after a bit of a break.
All the colours of the rainbow are represented and the love symbols are exactly what I hoped for.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these. What are you doing to make Pride celebrations this weekend?