When I was in high school I was semi-famous for my nail art. I didn’t have much of a life in high school, outside of school and choir, so I spent A LOT of time painting my nails. I experimented with different colors and patterns and loved it. Now, I’m so busy that most of the time my nails are bare. So when I do actually take time to do something special with my nails, I might as well document it, right?
This didn’t start as a tutorial for a blog post. I had seen a Fourth of July nail art tutorial on my favorite beauty blog, Love, Maegan, and it looked easy enough to try. The pattern lends itself so well to hidden Mickeys, and, well …. I couldn’t help myself. My nail art is far from perfect but I thought my Mickeys came out pretty well. I reached out to Maegan and asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I shared my personal take on her design here on my blog and she was gracious enough to say, go ahead! Thanks Maegan! Be sure to go check out her #TeamUSA Spirit Nails tutorial since she inspired mine.
Patriotic Hidden Mickey Nails
- Red Nail Polish
- Blue Nail Polish
- White Nail Pen (you can also use regular white polish and a toothpick but a pen is WAY easier)
- Clear Top Coat
Step 1 – Paint the entire nail red.
Step 2 – Paint the tip of your nail blue, like you’re doing a french tip design.
Step 3 – On just a few of your nails, use the white nail pen to create dots along the line where the blue and red meet. My white nail pen is a little tricky – I had to shake it real well and then blot it on a paper towel a couple times to get it going. Then all I had to do was touch the tip to my nail to create a fine dot.
Step 4 – On the remaining nails, use the white nail pen to create a Mickey shape by drawing a large circle and two smaller circles for the ears. If you screw up, wipe with a tissue immediately before it dries. If there’s room, add dots on either side of the Mickey shape.
Step 5 – Once dry, protect everything with a clear top coat.
Let me know if you give these a try!