Sunday, 18 August 2013

Ladybird Nail Art Guide

I don't usually paint insects on my nails (or any animals!) but I randomly decided to try out painting ladybirds because I thought it looked really cute. Plus I wanted to see if I could do it or whether it would be a disaster. 

Here is how I did it:

1)Apply base coat

2)Apply red polish and leave to dry

3)Paint a straight black line down the middle of your nail using a nail art brush-I used the Models Own nail art pen/brush to do this

4)Paint a curved black line near the tip of your nails and fill in with black polish

5)While this is drying use a dotting tool to dot black spots onto your nail on each side of the black line

6)Use white polish and a dotting tool to dot the eyes onto your ladybirds

7)Then dot black polish into the middle of your white dots to look like pupils

8)Leave to dry and apply top coat

It was actually really easy to do. I was pretty surprised. I am not usually very good at such precise things but I think this design turned out really well.

You could totally paint your nails like this if you were dressing up as a ladybird for a fancy dress party or for Halloween.

I would love to hear what you think of this design? Have you tried anything like this before?


  1. Adorable!

    Would you like to contribute a nail tutorial to my magazine?

    Amber Sweet

    1. Thanks for your comment!i shall tweet you!:)xx

  2. Oh they are sooooo cute and look so simple to do too. :D
    I think I will have to try these out for myself :D

    Juyey Xx

    1. Yes they are you totally should!thanks for your comment!:)xx

  3. These look great!!

    Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  4. Oh, these are adorable! You're very talented Stef.
    Abi xx