Use this confetti inspired nail art for a splash of color on your fingers and toes! All you need is a little strip of parchment paper, nail polish, and some scissors – preferably small brow grooming ones.
Making the confetti:
- Paint your parchment paper with three to five coats of a few different colors of nail polish, or even maybe just one or two colors depending on your mood. I used a bright rainbow theme, but I think a gradient effect would look really nice too. Don’t forget to allow each layer of polish to dry before applying the next one.
- Let the polish dry completely before carefully peeling it off. This is the longest part of the process because after applying your last coat of nail polish it sort of re-wets the layers underneath which means you’ll have to wait longer for it to dry completely – even if it’s a quick dry polish. I let mine sit out for forty-five minutes before I felt it was dry enough to peel off in one strip.
- Cut the strip into pieces and then cut the pieces into whatever shapes you want! For confetti I cut each color into little strips and then cut the strips down into little squares and triangles.
- Store your confetti in a small plastic bag or reuse an old makeup jar / pot to store them in!
Applying the confetti:
Lay a paper towel down and set some confetti out ready to be applied. You’ll need tweezers, nail polish to apply the confetti to, and a clear top coat. Paint your nail with desired amount of coatings and then use your tweezers to pick up pieces of confetti (one at a time) and stick them onto the wet polish. Do this one nail at a time. Once you’ve painted and applied confetti to all your nails apply a layer of top coat to seal the deal with gloss and shine. I chose to use clear coat both under and over the confetti, but that’s just one option!
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