Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easy Emoticon Nail Art

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of years, or you are yet to convert from anything other than a Nokia brick phone, you'll be aware of emoticons/emojis. I really love them, and seeing as I'm tucked away in a cold room with no human contact (I hate exams) I thought I would alleviate the boredom temporarily by creating some new friends for myself - I have developed a procrastination talent like to no other.

What's brilliant about this nail art is that 1. it is so easy you can do it with your eyes shut (almost) and 2. there are so many possibilities of what to do! 

For this, you'll need: yellow nail varnish, a black nail art pen (or black sharpie, see this instagram done with sharpie), and various other sharpies if you so wish.

Step 1: Paint your nails yellow.

I painted Model's Own in Luis Lemon over two coats of their Snow White polish.

Step 2: Using a black nail art pen/Sharpie, paint two blobs on your nails for eyes, and a ) for a mouth. I found the best way to do this is to wait for the nail varnish to dry completely (it really does have to be as dry as possible) and then use the pen quite quickly. This way, it's super fast and doesn't get too thick. I practiced on paper before my nails, making it easier when I did it!

You can be as creative as you like, and use sharpies to add in bits of colour (e.g. tongues, tears, cheeks, hearts).

There you have it - the easiest nail art! 

What's your favourite nail art design?