Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hatched Easter Chick Nail Art + Tutorial

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Oh hello there!  How are you all today?  I'm kind of awesome since Spring seems to FINALLY be here!  I got to drive with my window open yesterday.  Yes, you read that right, it's warm and sunny enough for me to not be in a winter coat and have the wind blowing through my hair.  I love it.

Easter is right around the corner so I figured it was about time to start bringing you some festive manicures.  As I said on my Facebook and Twitter, I decided to not do a nail art wheel, instead just a few designs on my nails with maybe a tutorial or two thrown in.

So, here I am kicking off Easter week on The Little Canvas with not only a manicure but a tutorial for how I got the look as well!  Let's take a look at my Easter Chicks!  (The pastels killed my camera...I thought only neons were supposed to do that ugh.)




Colors Used:
  • OPI - You're Such a Budapest
  • Sinful Colors - Bright Lucite
  • Zoya - Dot
  • Mary Kay - Lemon Parfait
  • Maybelline - Sweet Clementine
  • Orly - Instant Artist - White and Black
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
A little different than last year's Easter Chicks, and honestly, I'm loving this look much better!  I think the little guy is so cute as an accent!  I also decided to go all pastel instead of some pastel and then a dark yellow.  I'll talk more about the polishes after I do the little tutorial!

Tutorial:

  1. Start off with a base coat of a yellow polish of your choice.  I picked the pastel Mary Kay Lemon Parfait
  2. With a white polish and a nail art brush, create the "crack" of the egg by drawing a chevron in the middle of the nail. This does not have to be perfect since a cracked egg is not perfect!
  3. Fill in the bottom half of the nail with a white polish.
  4. With an orange polish and a nail art brush, draw on the little beak.
  5. Create the eyes using a medium sized dotting tool.
  6. Decorate your egg!  I decided to do little pastel dots!  Finish off with a top coat!
If you want your shell to stand out more against the pastel white, you can outline it in black.  I like it this way and have never tried it with the black, so I can't really tell you which looks better.


As I said above, I love the little guy as an accent nail.  Isn't he so adorable?  And isn't Mary Kay Lemon Parfait the most perfect pastel yellow?  My friend is a MK consultant and asked me to review the polish since she's unsure about formulas and such and wanted to give her clients the most honest review of the product.  Plus, she knows me and knows that if I hate something, I will say it.  I'll give a more thorough review after my Easter manicures are done since I have an awesome design in mind using it, but until then, if you're looking for a perfect Easter pastel yellow, you need to grab this!  Perfect formula that had full coverage in two coats.  The polish is $9.50 and can be purchased here.

I'm also loving Zoya Dot.  Such a pretty pastel pink!  It was a little sheer with the first coat and was nervous that it was not going to build at all.  I applied the second coat and I still had some bald spots, so I went back through and did three and finally had full coverage.  It is a soft pink that I can see myself using for some floral designs.  Dot is part of the Awaken Collection and is $9.00.  It can be purchased on Zoya's website.

What do you think?  Liking the colors?  Liking the chick as the accent nail?  Something you'll try?

Remember, if you do re-create the look, please tag tlcinspiredmani on Instagram!  I would love to see!

Can't wait to share my next Easter manicure!  Until next time, <3.

**Some polishes used in this post were provided for promotional purposes.  Please see my disclosure policy**