Nail Art Tutorial: Blue Arrow Tips

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Bare nails with brightly colored accents are a super simple way to make a statement. For this design, I decided to paint a bright azure blue in a reverse triangle shape on my tips. The angle adds a bit more visual interest and mimics the shape of pointy nails without having to actually file your nails into talons. This nail art tutorial is incredibly versatile – change the color or the shape to suit your mood (or outfit!)

The step-by-step tutorial is after the jump.

Blue Arrow Tips

For this nail art tutorial, you will need:

materials (1 of 2)

Nail polish remover
Cotton balls or pads
Base coat (optional; I used Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat)
Kiss Design Perfection nail guides or washi tape and scissors
Blue polish (I used Essie Hide & Go Chic)
Top coat (I used Nail Tek Hydration Therapy Moisture Balancing Topcoat Matte)

blue_arrow_nails (1 of 6)

1. Start by shaping nails and pushing back cuticles, then wipe each nail with a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover to remove oils and debris.

blue_arrow_nails (2 of 6)

2. Apply a base coat to all nails. This is optional but will protect your tips from staining blue.

blue_arrow_nails (3 of 6)

3. Once the base coat is completely dry, apply your nail art guides. I used the chevron stickers from the Kiss Design Perfection set.

materials (2 of 2)

Note: If you don't have the design guides, you can trim washi tape at about a 100 degree angle and apply to your nails as shown above.

blue_arrow_nails (5 of 6)

4. Paint all tips with your blue polish. Peel off the guides or tape while the polish is still wet and clean up any slips.

blue_arrow_nails (6 of 6)

5. Apply a top coat to all nails.



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1 Response

  1. This is a unique nail art tutorial that i must try soon. I have learnt a very unique nail art design technique that i can use to make creative nail designs in future. i love the fact that one can change the color or the shape to suit the mood or outfit! that crowns it all. Beautiful nail design pictures!


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