Hello lovely people!

I’ve never really done a things to know about Jen post, but if there’s one thing you should know about me, other than the fact that my ultimate weakness is dessert  and that I have an inexplicable fear of popsicle sticks, it’s that I LOVE {read: love} doing nails. Which lumps me together with about 99.9% of the female population. Go figure.

Anyways, I’ve gotten pretty good at it, and I’d attribute this talent to my mom, who’s good at everything girly: hair, makeup, nails, the works. I can remember her doing my nails when I was 10 and making me feel like I had just gone to the fanciest spa in town. Since going to college, I’ve had to learn to do it myself…and I’ve gotten pretty good, even at the left hand!

So I’ve been obsessed with the mint trend that’s been going on recently. Just ask my phone case, favorite pair of shoes, and purse. This manicure makes use of that as well as a bright pink and some plain white…

I am loving these Sally Hansen Xtreme Effects. They’re like $2.99 at Target and they go on perfectly with just one coat! You’ll also need some white nail polish and a topcoat {this is what I had on hand} and a nail polish with a very thin brush, like the Deco one I have here.

Let’s get started! You’re first going to paint all of your nails with the mint green. Because you’re doing a decoration on top you don’t really need two coats, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

For all of the nails except your ring finger, you’re going to do one row of white dots. I used the nail brush to make mine, but if you wanted them to be more precise you could dip a toothpick in the nail polish and make them like that.

The second row of dots is going to go in between the other ones, giving it a staggered look. I was in a rush so these dots look kind of messy…oh well. Finish the rest of the nail in the same way!

To be fancy, we’re going to do the index finger a little bit different. Using the same thin brush, do three strokes across your nail.

On either side of each white stripe, add a thin stripe of pink. And then for some extra pizzaz…do a little stripe of glitter in between the pink.

Annnnnd you’re done!

This was my first nail polish tutorial…hopefully it was somewhat informative. Maybe I’ll do them every Monday…we’ll see ;)

Peace, love, and springtime!


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