So last night we got to meet Thea of Madness Nails and she has very kindly compiled this fabulous D.I.Y Nail Art Tutorial which is a tribute to Spring and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(pink) ......drum roll please ...................

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Hi there Heather's lovelies! When Heather asked me to do a tutorial for her, I was taken a little off guard to be honest. It is the first ever tutorial I am doing so if it isn't perfect, I'm sorry! But it was done with love! That makes anything better right? :D

Spring (Or late spring) Lady Bugs

Nail Polishes Used:
-        OPI - If You Moust You Moust.
-        Tip Top Nail Chic - Lemon Fuel
-        Tip Top Nail Chic – We Have An Agreen Mint
-        China Glaze – Starboard
-        China Glaze - Make An Entrance.

Tools Used:
-        Cap of a Bostik Clear Adhesive tube
-        Small ended dotting tool or a toothpick
-        Medium ended dotting tool or a medium headed pin
-        Large ended dotting tool
-        Small thin nail art brush or clean liquid eyeliner brush

Let's go .....


1. Lay down coats of a pink of your choice. I started by laying down 2 coats of OPI - If You Moust You Moust.

2. Place a bit of yellow nail polish (Tip Top Nail Chic - Lemon Fuel) on a piece of paper/plastic and just dip the top part of the Bostik cap into the polish. Quickly and lightly make a dot with the polish on the cap on your nail. Lil warning: I unfortunately do not know what chemical reaction clear glue and nail polish might have with each other so please remove the cap from the glue bottle and only use the cap! Just to be safe! :)


3. Repeat Step 2 with all the other colors of your choice on the nail, making sure there is enough space between all the dots. The colors I used were Tip Top Nail Chic – We Have An Agreen Mint (light green), China Glaze - Starboard (dark green) and China Glaze - Make An Entrance.

4. Place a bit of black nail polish (WOW Nail Polish #393) on a piece of paper/plastic and with a large sized dotting tool make a dot (the head) on the edge of each bigger dot. If you don't have a large sized dotting too

5. With a thin small nail art brush, make triangle-like shapes on the “bodies” of the big dots with the color of your choice and fill the shapes in with the same color. The colors I used were Tip Top Nail Chic – We Have An Agreen Mint and Tip Top Nail Chic - Lemon Fuel. A great alternative for a thin nail art brush is a liquid eyeliner brush.l, a pin's end would work just as fine.



6. Place some more black nail polish (WOW Nail Polish #393) on a piece of paper/plastic and using your small dotting tool (or a toothpick) make a few dots on the “wing” parts of the big dots.

7. Using the thin nail art brush once again, cover a bit of the “head” or the meduim sized dots that you made earlier with the color of the big dot.
8. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of one of the steps so I'm going to explain it in one step. Luckily we're all smart sassy women so on we go! Place 2 dots just above the “head” of the ladybug that is finally starting to take shape with the medium sized dotting tool. Then with the thin nail art
brush, connect the dots to the “head”.

9. Finally just add a coat of top coat and le viola! Late spring ladybugs!


Thank you Heather, for this amazing opportunity to share my world with you and your readers! I hope everybody enjoyed it and understood it! And seriously, don't worry if you made a little mistake here and there. It will give your lady bugs character...and it is really tiny so no one will notice it from far away!

Lots of mad love...

Thea





From Inspiration .....

To realization ....