It is Canada Day long weekend and to celebrate our nation’s 146th birthday, here is a nail look to show everyone how proud we are to be Canadian!
With this look, I tried to emulate a Canadian flag with three of my fingers. With the remaining fingers, rather than leaving it solid red, I thought I would add a pattern to keep the look unique.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t have the proper nail tools! I’m going to show you how I created this look with things you can find at home!
- To create a triangle on your thumb and pinky, use two pieces of tape. This will act as a guide/stencil and ensure your lines are straight.
- If you don’t have a dotting tool to create the polka dots, use a ballpoint pen. Drop a bit of your nail polish on a piece of paper or Styrofoam plate and dip your pen into the red polish. Apply dots where desired.
- To create the ends of the flag (pointer finger and ring finger), you can freehand the white line and fill it in. An alternative is using your trusty tape as a guide.
- If you don’t have a nail brush that has long, thin, but dense bristles to draw on the maple leaf, print a small maple leaf from the computer, cut it out, and paint over it with your red nail polish.
- To apply the maple leaf on your nail, use your clear nail polish as glue. Dab a bit on your nail and gently place the maple leaf on it. Ensure you push down the edges of the maple leaf to keep it secure.
- Add a topcoat to all your nails. This will make your patterns smooth as well as add a protective layer to help make your polish last longer.
- Essie in “A-List”
- Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in “Night & Degas”
- Pro FX Complete 3 Top Coat, Base Coat
- Nail Strengthener
- Ballpoint Pen
- Tiny print out of maple leaf