Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nail Art Tutorial - Rainbow Nails

Hey Gals!!

I finally had some time to do a tutorial for you!! You all remember my Rainbow Nails from the 31 Day Nail Art challenge I did a couple months ago. If you need a refresher, click here!

Here in Arizona, we have been baking alive. We had a cool day of only 109 today... most our days have been 110+... so, so hot lol. Luckily, we are seeing a bit monsoon activity pick up, and I saw my first rainbow in what seems like forever the other day! So this only seemed fitting! Here is my recreation of my challenge mani...

Here are the supplies I used:

Left to right:

LA Colors Art Deco Bright Green
LA Colors Art Deco Yellow
LA Colors Art Deco Bright Orange
LA Colors Art Deco Red
LA Colors Art Deco Magenta
LA Colors Art Deco Dark Blue
Sally Hansen White On
China Glaze For Audrey

Also, a medium to small sized dotting tool. If you dont have striping polish, you can always use a striping brush and normal polish. Personally, I like the It's So Easy Stripe Rite polishes over the LA Colors. I find the brushes are better quality and thinner with the Stripe Rite :)

Step 1: Start with your base coat and your sky blue base. I chose China Glaze For Audrey. If you don't have this polish, you should! It's my favorite sky background!

Step 2: On your ring finger (or whichever accent nail you want), start with your blue polish. You want to make sure you leave enough room for 5 more stripes below it; and make sure you have a bit of a curve. Stack your other colors:

Step 3: Purple
Step 4: Red (this one took 2 coats)
Step 5: Orange (also a 2-coater)
Step 6: Yellow
Step 7: Green (2-coater)

Be sure you keep them as close as possible. Letting each color dry a little before you add the next color, or you may mix the colors a bit.

Step 8: Drop some white polish on a piece of foil and use your dotting tool to create puffy little clouds. Make sure you do not add the clouds over the rainbow until the rainbow is completely dry. Wait a good 10-15 minutes.

On my thumb, I just added clouds. You could chose to add another rainbow, or you could even add the sun thumb that I did on my Lochness Monster Tutorial here! Any of those options are super cute!

After you add your cloud over the corner of you rainbow, this is what you get:

I just love this mani! And its a really simple one for any beginners out there!

Don't forget to enter the Christmas in July Fan Appreciation Giveaway. Here is the link to my original post :)

And if you recreate your own version of this mani, please stop by my Facebook wall and share it!


  1. ohhhhh I remember this!!!! I tried it lol no where close =) thx for the tutorial.. I'll try it again.

  2. i love this! i think i may just have a go!

  3. I was looking for a quick n easy rainbow mani, and after the whole googling thingy, BINGO! I love this and am gonna do this right now. It's like a gift to my mum whose B'day is tomorrow. She luvs rainbows:) thanks again! <3