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Friday, September 11, 2015

Trippy Mickeys Nail Art

Trippy Mickeys nail art by @chalkboardnails

It's "polka dot" day in the 31 Day Challenge and I'm pushing the boundaries of the prompt a bit! That is, I used polka dots to create a major part of the design!

The Mickey Mouse head is such a major part of pop culture that pairing it with a trippy, psychedelic background creates a really unique combination. I'd say it's almost kind of unsettling if I didn't find it so cute and fun!

Trippy Mickeys nail art by @chalkboardnails

I put down a light base to begin (I'm actually wearing gels underneath this regular polish look!).

Then, I painted on the tie-dye look using five shades. I used the same method I did in this Rodarte-inspired tie dye tutorial from 2013!

Girly Bits Hoop! There It Is
Nicole by OPI Hit the Lights
Girly Bits It's Hoop to Be Square
Girly Bits I've Got High Hoops
Girly Bits Hip Hoop Hurray!

The final step was to add the Mickey heads with Salon Perfect Oil Slick! I used a rhinestone picker for the larger dots and a dotting tool for the ears. If you don't have anything you could use for the bigger dots, you could use a pencil eraser.

Trippy Mickeys nail art by @chalkboardnails

Check out more of my polka dot nail art:

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