Hey guys! Today I have a tutorial for you that I wrote a really long time ago for a collaborative nail art guide that I was asked to be a part of. That kind of fell apart I think, so I'm posting it now!
The tutorial is for the ruffle nails that you may have seen on here way back when. I called it the "Carmen Miranda" manicure back then. Maybe we should call this a Carmen Mirandicure? Today's version uses shades of blue and green for a bit of a different look.
You will need:
- a large number of polish colors (this example uses 9)
- a large-ended dotting tool or other dotting tool substitute (like the large plastic end of a sewing pin stuck into a pencil)
1. Start by painting your nails a base color.
2. Select your first ruffle color, and using the large end of a dotting tool, add on a row of connected dots that goes all the way across the nail.
3. Select your second color. After you have cleaned your first color off of your dotting tool, add on another row of dots that overlaps slightly with the first row that you did.
4. Continue on in this fashion with the rest of your colors until your whole nail is filled up with fabulous ruffles that would make Carmen Miranda proud. Your last color should go off the edges of your nails to cleanly finish the look.
That’s it! You have now competed a fabulous and eye-catching ruffle manicure. Finish it with topcoat and go show it off to all of your friends!
As always, I'd love to see if you give this manicure a try! You can easily share with me by email or on the Chalkboard Nails Facebook.