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Starfish print 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...

A playful nail design fit for the beach

We translated one of the ocean's cutest inhabitants onto nails in this fun nail art pattern.

Starfish print nails

Starfish print nails


  • Dotting tool
  • Small paint brush
  • Essie's Bikini So Teeny, Sephora by OPI's Hi Def, Sally Hansen's Mellow Yellow

Starfish print nails



Base coat

Start with a blue base coat. We used three coats for maximum opacity.

Starfish print nails



With the small paint brush, paint five lines in the shape of a star and fill in to make the starfish shape. Repeat this over each nail, putting the starfish in different places and coming in from the sides.

Starfish print nails

Starfish print nails



Using the dotting tool, put yellow dots down each arm of the starfish. Let it dry and finish with a top coat!

Starfish print nails

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