Strawberry Nail Art - Essie Spring Collection 2013 Essie Madison Ave-Hue Swatch, Essie Resort Collection 2013 Essie First Timer Swatch, Essie Snap Happy Swatch
Strawberry Nail Art - I used pink and red but feel free to alternate different colors
Miranda’s Notes: When my sister, Mackenzie, visited a few weekends ago, I asked her to help me with some cute nail art ideas - my nails were short so I didn’t have much to work with but wanted to use my new nail polish colors from the Essie Spring Collection and the Essie Resort Collection. Just in time for warmer weather and outside activities, my sister recommended fruit inspired nail art. These adorable strawberry and cherry nails are easy to create, are perfect for shorter nails, and can be done with any color combination. Essie polishes dry fast and are overall easy to work with when creating nail art. Essie Madison Ave-Hue and Essie First Timer were some of my favorites because of the unique colors and sparkly finish. My colorful strawberry and cherry nails were the “cherry on top” to a lovely weekend!
Nail art for short nails - emphasize length by using simple designs
Tutorial on creating strawberry design:
1. Apply a base color polish that will be the main color of the strawberry - I picked red and pink (but who says we can’t have purple and yellow strawberries).
2. Draw the leaf design at the base by combining different green polishes - vary the designs to add depth to the nail art.
3. To create the strawberry seeds, add several mismatched elongated black dots.
4. Wait for the nail art to dry, and apply a long lasting top coat like Seche Vite
5. Optional: go strawberry picking with your strawberry nails!
Essie Snap Happy swatch, Essie First Timer swatch, Essie Madison Ave-Hue swatch (Essie Madison Ave-Hue has tiny glitter particles)
Use the thumb as an accent nail by including a different fruit nail art
Strawberry and cherry nail art using Essie nail polish