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Coral reef printed nails

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Go under the sea with these nails!

Bring the magic of the ocean to you with these coral reef-inspired nails!

Go under the sea with these nails!

Coral reef printed nails

Supplies:

  • Essie's Bikini So Teeny
  • American Apparel's Poppy
  • Small paint brush

Go under the sea with these nails!

Instructions:

1

Base coat

Start with a blue base coat. We did three coats of blue for maximum color.

Go under the sea with these nails!

2

Hand paint

With the small paint brush, paint a red line across the nail. This will be the main line everything stems off from.

Go under the sea with these nails!

Paint a few more main stems off of this one. Continue painting smaller stems off of those until you're satisfied with the design.

Go under the sea with these nails!

You'll want to switch up the placement and size of the coral reefs so it looks more natural. Try to have some coming in from the side or top.

Go under the sea with these nails!

3

Finish

Finish with a top coat!

Go under the sea with these nails!

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