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DIY :: Popsicle Nails

DIY Popsicle Nail Art

I think I have found my go-to summer nails now. Popsicles! These are easy, can be done with as many or as few colors as you want, and fit to any summer occasion. 

Polaroid Camera and Popsicle Nails


What You'll Need
Scotch Tape or Painter's Tape
1-5 Colors of Nail Polish
Camel Brown Color of Nail Polish for Popsicle Sticks (Julep's Otte is perfect)

Popsicle Sticks PaintedPopsicle Stick Paints

First you will need to carefully paint a small line with the camel brown nail polish about 1/3 of the way up the middle of your nail. Go too far? Wipe with a bit of paper towel or a finger - any nail polish on your skin ends up washing off quickly anyway. Allow to dry for at least an hour.

Popsicle Nails PaintingDIY Popsicle Nails

Tape in a straight line over the popsicle stick part. Take your colors of nail polish (I used 4th of July colors here!) and paint a line down the center of your nail, thicker than the Popsicle stick but not the full width of your nail. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, then peel the tape off.

Popsicle Nail Art

Voila! A simple nail art that does't require any art with a toothpick or anything!

14 comments:

  1. So cute!! Now i want a popcicle! You always have me craving some sort of food here ;)
    xJennaD

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  2. I love rainbow colours on your fingers! It's so subtle that people don't notice it at first glance. So I feel that they are solely for my own pleasure xD

    http://love-your-ego.blogspot.de

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  3. I always love your nail art. :) I am too much of a spaz to sit down and do anything to my nails, haha.

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  4. Those are super cute!


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  5. Too cute :) I was trying to think of a cute idea for nail art and I think this is perfect!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a cute and simple idea, thanks for sharing :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  7. Such a sweet idea! Looks so simple even I could do it :)

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  8. whathwathwthawthat these are ADORABLE. I like how you kept the "background" clear. The nail background. Ha, that sounds silly. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. I wish I could be skilled in the art of nail painting, but unfortunately I tend to bite my nails (awful habit, I know!) and then usually one hand looks awesome and the other looks like my dog dragged his butt across it. Problems, man.

    Also, I got your e-mail for the meetup and a) I AM SO HONORED WHAT and b) I'm sure you probably know that I won't be able to make it, but I'm keeping it just in case there is some weird chance that I get a free weekend and my parents decide its okay for me to go up there (hahahahaha good one ha fat chance on that) BUT AWE you are so sweet and thoughtful to send it anyway and I love you okay ONE DAY WE WILL MEET. (heart emotes times one thousand)

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  9. so cute ^_^ I never knew having nails all different colours would look so good! x

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. omg! so inspired, yet so simple. i've been lacking imagination lately when it comes to my nails (or maybe i've just been lazy), so this will definitely be a fun one to try :D

    erica | sweets + hearts

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  11. Such an awesome idea!! Def going to try this out soon

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