Saturday night we were off to learn how to make pasta from scratch at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School. Naturally I had to dress my hands for the occasion!
Read about our experience here.
I’ve had a few hiccoughs with this design as I really wanted crisp, straight lines. I used some tip guides to help the process, but unfortunately the white based ripped completely off when I pulled off the guides! The varnish was dry before I put the guides on, but maybe I should’ve waited a bit longer? Who knows? (If you do, please let me know in the comments.)
I started off by painting my pinky, middle and index fingers white. I’ve also painted the tips of my ring finger and thumb in the same white colour.
I painted the left side of each nail in green and the right side in red to replicate the Italian flag. Once all was dry (read: filled in the holes with more white paint!) I sprayed the whole lot with hairspray before I stamped some images, in black, over my flags. I did this to prevent the red leaching into the white and then make it look a total mess.
I then stamped my images before spraying them with hairspray again and then putting a top coat over once dry.
I really loved how these turned out – what do you think? Do you also paint your nails according to a theme? Please let me know in the comments below.