This is silly to admit, but when I'm in a funk, painting my nails in the brightest colors possible makes me feel better. I blame my mood on the lack of spring temps! Is it dreary where you are? But seriously, these nails were inspired by Peeps*, the marshmallow treat that so many love. Am I the only one who isn't the biggest fan? My friends were teasing me about this, so I grabbed one to nibble on, then immediately ran to my notebook to jot down this idea. Enjoy!
several polish colors
flocking powder in yellow and purple
brown Sharpie marker
dotting tool or toothpick
Paint each nail a different color and allow to dry. Seal with a top coat.
Pour out a little polish for the animal you want.
Using a dotting tool, draw out the shape.
The same technique used with a bunny design.
While polish is still wet, sprinkle lots of flocking powder on top.
Gently pat in the powder and allow to dry.
Use a blush or shadow brush from a compact to brush away excess.
Using a Sharpie marker, draw eyes and mouth.
Don't add a top coat to decorated nails, as it ruins the fuzzy effect.
- Feel free to choose pastels or colors that closer mimic Peeps. I was influenced by the bright colors from the movie Spring Breakers--random! And the characters committed crimes with perfectly-painted bright nails. Totally realistic.
- I also tried a matte top coat on my non-Peeped nails for a different look.
- Paint each nail the same color, like white, and do a different-colored Peep on each!
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*Peeps were totally harmed in the making of this tutorial.