12.06.2012

How To: Evil Eye Nails


Is this week dragging by for you? It is for me! But we're one day closer to the weekend and one day closer until I get my roots done. It's pretty bad. It's evil, I say! Speaking of evil, this tutorial was originally slated for Halloween! Whoops. However, given recent silly events, it's kind of an appropriate tongue-in-cheek tutorial. And the colors are kind of appropriate for the holidays. Kind of?! Anyway, I think just about every culture has some sort of Evil Eye representation. Traditionally worn as a charm, the Evil Eye sends bad luck to those evil/envious or it offers protection from the Evil Eye (depending on the culture). The original hater-blocker! Ooh, I can't believe I just typed that! If you don't take life (or nail tutorials) too seriously, try this out! While I did two nails here, feel free to paint as many as you'd like! 


I N G R E D I E N T S

Dotting tool

Navy, white, light blue, black polishes

base/top coat

S T E P S

Begin with a base coat. Allow to dry.


Paint one coat of navy polish. 


Using a dotting tool (purchased at beauty supply store, but I used the end of a shadow brush), 
place a large white dot on the center of the nail.


Next, place a smaller light blue dot in the center of the white.


Finish with a small black dot.

Paint a top coat. 


T I P S
  • Don't worry if your "eye" isn't a perfect circle! Some evil eyes are more tear-shaped.
  • Be careful when adding your dot--the temptation is to make the dot thick. This will take forever to dry and is more likely to cause mistakes.
  • I tried this with a white background with the more traditional navy circle design, but didn't like it as much, but it might work better for you. Try it!
  • If you're really serious, paint the evil eye on the middle finger, he he.
  • Let each coat dry thoroughly before painting the next one.

Let me know if you try it--I'd love to see pics.
How do you handle the "evil eyes" in your life?


PS: Need a gift for someone? Or yourself? You were REALLY good this year.

23 comments:

  1. You are so evil :) Creative mani, I like!

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  2. Middle finger, I died. Also, I actually like how un-uniform [replace word for something that makes sense] yours is. Makes it more interesting

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  3. so funny.. I'll stick to normal nail polish, I'm quite bad with models, maybe I could try a marble mani though, since all I have to do is dip my fingers in the mess ;)

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  4. This is so creative, original and funky. I love your ideas, Elle.

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  5. What a cute idea. I wanna try it.

    And I agree: let's start the weekend now!

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  6. That's so fun - I love the idea of an evil eye on my nails.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. YES my week is definitely dragging too! But your nails look fantastic! Thanks for the tips!

    Amanda
    It’s An Easy Life

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  8. Awesome tutorial, Elle! I don't have the patience to sit still for very long though...

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  9. Wow, what a fun idea! Your "evil eyes" looks great! And yes, here's hoping they help deter the haters.

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  10. I have an evil eye bracelet that I love and wear constantly- these manicure would match! So fun!

    -Ashley
    http:/lerougestylo.blog.com

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  11. LOVE that you did this. I have an evil eye in my header cause you'll find it everywhere in Turkey ;) Rock on, Elle!

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  12. This is just too cute for words. I am totally going to try I think I have all the similar colors. Very Turkish too. :)
    Daphne.

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  13. Love this one, Elle! I need some evil eye protection myself, esp. from one of our neighbours....:P

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  14. too cute. you always come up with great idea for your nails

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  15. That's fun. It would definitely be cute for Halloween. :)

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  16. I especially liked the history about the Evil Eye at the beginning!

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  17. Totally pinning. My grandpa used to always bring gifts with the eye on it back for me from the homeland. Have one displayed in our entryway right now.

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  18. Aww this is so cute! Love seeing you getting into the nail art spirit :)

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  19. i like it simple blue :)
    http://she-is-the-1.blogspot.ch/

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