6.10.2013

Summer Week: Sprinkles Nails


Welcome to Summer Week! This week I'll be sharing makeup, hair, beauty DIY, and nail ideas--all summer-themed! I hope you like it! First up, Sprinkles Nails. Enjoy.


Ice cream (or froyo) with sprinkles--always makes me think of summer! Back in the day, before caviar nails existed, I used to do these nails with actual sprinkles! Yikes! So maybe that wasn't the best idea, but this version is much better. Check it out:


N e e d:
Base/top coat
Several polishes
Dotting tool
Paper plate

D o:
Paint a base coat and allow to dry.
Paint a white coat and let dry.
Using a paper plate (or something that won't absorb the polish) pour out a little of each polish you're going to use.
Using a dotting tool (a toothpick or bobby pin work too) to make "sprinkles" by dipping the tool into the polish and dotting on the nails.
Continue with each color, placing dots all over the nail as desired. Vary the size of the dots. The "sprinkles" dry super fast. It helps to clean the tip of the dotting tool after a few dots.
Seal with a top coat.
T r y:

  • Instead of white, try a brown (chocolate), pink (strawberry), or mint. Or all!
  • Instead of dots, try stripes, like traditional sprinkles, instead of the nonpareils.
  • If you mess up, just add white dots over the mistake(s).
  • To make this even easier, use fake nails (like these) for your design. I used them in this tutorial.

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51 comments:

  1. Happy summer week Elle! I love this nail art, I must get myself a dotting tool!
    Big hugs
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  2. I love this! I almost bought white polish yesterday, and now I really wish I had. This is so cute.

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  3. Very cute! I might try this out! Love how you left the tips white :)

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  4. I'm so impressed. I really want to do this myself.

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  5. cute nails, definitely going to try to do them :)

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  6. Maybe this summer I'll experiment more with nail art, though I'm usually lazy with that and only tried a messy marble nail..

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  7. Dotted nails are so nice and adorable! What a cute idea for the summer! Great inspiration Elle! Kisses! xo

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  8. The sprinkles are cute, looks fun and easy to do. i just may have to try this! :) /Madison

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  9. Love those nails! Gotta try that myself! Makes me crave for some ice cream though, haha!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  10. I really love this manucure yummy ^^

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  11. I love those nails! I tried it last summer, but this year I haven't been doing much with my nails. Hmm, maybe it's time to get the polish out!

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  12. What a fun summer manicure, Elle! I'm not always one for nail art, but I could definitely see myself recreating this - and you make it look so easy! I would have loved to see how it looked with actual sprinkles, although it must not have been very practical :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  13. Great tutorial. Love this super cute manicure. I have to try this <3
    About the BB cream: If you talk about the pink one no it’s not the same. This one contains 2% salicylic acid. Esp. made for blemished skin.

    xx

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  14. Love it, and it looks like something I could do. I might use a darker base though, something like rose pink or a violet.

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  15. CUTE!!!! I am going away this weekend and if I have time before I leave, I am totally gonna try this! It looks so cute.

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  16. So fun! These look great!
    Ginny

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  17. It always amazes me where you get your inspiration, Elle:) These are such fun nails, eh?

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  18. I love it, do you want to follow each other?

    Nice blog between, i really like it :)

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  19. so much fun for summer! and I love that the sprinkles can be random, so they're not hard to do!

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  20. Those turned out perfectly - I love the way they look!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  21. Love the white with dots, but also your suggestions on brown or mint as a base too! Very summery. nice photo using a confetti/sprinkle background too!

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  22. I love this!! So stinking cute!!

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  23. Omg they look so edible! I want to eat them! lol

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  24. YAY for summer week! Love these nails. SO pretty. I will def try! xo, Julie

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  25. So cute! It looks like something my daughter would like to try on her nails.

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  26. These are just adorable Elle!
    I love multi color sprinkles!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  27. Oh how fun to do this Elle and super cute nails too. I think my son would love to do the dot part of the process. thanks for sharing.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  28. This is so cute, what a great diy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  29. Cute idea! Sprinkles are my favorite topping of all time!

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  30. I love the colors that you used. A very fun look!
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  31. So cute!! I don't know if I would have the patience for it though... ha ha.

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  32. OMyGosh! Those nails are tremendous. I will need to do that! Thanks for the compliment on the purplish-lavender lipstick. It is great stuff, that Maybelline. It doesn't irritant my lips. Yay!

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  33. That is so cute and fun, I need to try this out sometime this summer! I love the colors you used too and the idea of changing up the base color like different flavors of ice cream is super cute! :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love these! I don't generally like white nails (they look terrible on me) but these are so much fun. They remind me of Funfett, actually!

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  35. @ Sarah @ Life As Always--Promise it's fast to do!

    @{The Perfect Palette--you leave me the same comment every time, haha!

    @Alexandra Shook--Thanks. That's why I suggested other colors. I know white isn't for everyone :)

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  36. so fun!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  37. Loveeee the dots!!!! U R sooo creative...

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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