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Hello everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Sometimes Mondays are a little dreary so I thought I’d kick the week off with a colorful DIY! This St. Patrick’s Day hidden Mickey nails art is really easy to do, if you have the right nail polish (turns out I’m a nail polish junkie and have nearly every shade imaginable!). I love the little OPI bottles because I rarely go through an entire bottle of nail polish before it turns bad.
This was my first nail art tutorial and I certainly learned a few lessons the hard way … like it’s really tough to take pictures with wet nails so do one hand first, take pictures as you go, then do the other hand. And also, glossy top coat is awesome in real life but bad for pictures!
St. Patrick’s Day was never one of my favorite holidays but as I get older, I have come to appreciate the abundance of gold shades and rainbow decor. I love rainbows so any excuse to work with a spectrum of color is welcome here!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please let me know if you try it!
- Nail polish in the colors of the rainbow
- Gold glitter top coat nail polish
- Gold solid nail polish (mine is OPI love.angel.music.baby and it’s a perfect gold with a satin finish.)
- Double-sided nail dotting tool (or a small and large nail dotting tool – I have this kit by Bundle Monster and it’s fabulous.)
- Paper plate
- Top & Base Coat
Step 1: Apply base coat first. Once dry, paint each nail a different color of the rainbow. I started with red polish on my pinky nail and ended with blue on the thumb.
Step 2: Once dry, apply a coat of the gold glitter along the bottom of the nail and sweeping up one side. Glitter should cover about half the nail at a diagonal.
Step 3: Pour out a little bit of solid gold polish onto the paper plate. I actually just use the brush to blot out a little puddle on the plate. Using the larger of the dotting tools, dip it into the gold puddle generously, then immediately and quickly apply to the upper part of the nail that’s not covered in glitter. Repeat with all your nails.
Step 4: Using the smaller dotting tool, repeat the action in Step 3 to create the ears of your Mickey shape.
Step 5: Once dry, apply top coat. Let dry fully so they don’t smudge.