Mani Monday: A Cloud Manicure

photo (2)Photo courtesy of nailside

Stuck in an office and can’t always get outside for some fresh air?  Well, this cloud manicure is the perfect substitution for all you 9-to-5ers.

What You’ll Need:

  • Three nail polishes (any colors will do)
  • Clear top coat

The How-To:

  1. Paint your nails with two coats of the polish you would like for the base, and let dry completely.
  2. Using the second color, start on the right side of the nail and make a straight stroke from the center to the tip. To make the cloud shape, allow the polish to drip and form rounded edges at the start of the stroke.
  3. Once dry, repeat step 2 with the next nail color, leaving enough room to see the second color.
  4. Repeat step 2 a couple more times as you move to the left side of your nail. Make each stroke shorter than the one before.
  5. Finish by applying the clear top coat.
  6. Let the daydreaming commence.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

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April 29, 2013