This weeks Mani Mondays is a special edition San Francisco 49ers pictorial! It's very easy, just takes lots of patience having to wait for the different layers of polish to dry. Also it totally slipped my mind getting the names of the polishes I used, sorry! But any reds, golds, blacks & whites of your choice will still do the trick! :) If you would like the names of the polishes I used please let me know! Enjoy! :) & GO NINERS! WOOOO!
You can use a white base coat if you'd like, I didn't & my nails still came out looking great! :) Grab your gold polish & paint them all gold everything like Trinidad James. LOL
Step 2 (Optional)
After drying, grab a clear top coat with gold flakes in it. Sephora by Opi has gorgeous ones! Gold flakes or gold glitter will both look amazing! Brush on one coat of that & let it dry.
Grab your red polish & dot about 4-6 dots on your nail, how many you want is totally up to you. Don't worry about the dots being too big, too small, or perfectly round. The more distorted they look the better!
Grab your black polish and a piece of paper, a paper plate, a newspaper, a magazine, anything you don't mind putting nail polish on will work! Put a couple drops of your black polish on it, you don't need much. I used a toothpick for this design but again anything will work..if you have a nail art pen, great! If not, grab a toothpick, a pen, a mechanical or regular pencil, a dotting tool, etc. Anything thin & long!
With your toothpick (or anything else you decide to use), dip it in the black polish you have on your paper & outline the red dots. I outlined with 3 separate little lines to give it that leopard look. Also throw some dots & little triangle shapes on the gold part of the nail if you'd like, but not too much or it'll look messy & cluttered! :)
Finally, paint your clear top coat on (2 layers)! Make sure the black is dry or it will smear & BAM! Look at this beautiful art you have created! Don't be disappointed if it didn't come out perfect, just try it again. Practice makes perfect!
These are the polishes I used for this look. Again I didn't jot down the names for you guys, I'm sorry! Any red color & red glitter (optional) you have will still look amazing! Paint your first layer of red on your nail. If the red is a little watery or dull looking paint a white base coat FIRST, let dry, THEN paint your red, it will look brighter! If your ONLY using red, paint two coats. If you have a red glitter, paint one coat of regular red polish, and your second coat will be the red glitter! Let dry.
Grab your white polish and anything you don't mind getting the nail polish on, and your toothpick (highly suggest something thin & sturdy you will be able to use for small detailing)! Pour a couple drops of white polish onto your paper.
With your toothpick, dab it into the white polish & carefully draw your F. If you have an SF logo to look at it will help SO much! LOL Make sure you paint it a little off centered to the right of your nail because the S will center the logo.
Make sure the F is dry because your S will overlap it. Repeat step 3 but instead draw your S (obviously lol). You can make this logo any size you'd like. I have small nails so it was a little harder for me :( Let dry.
As you did with the white polish, pour a couple drops of the black polish out onto the paper.
Outline your SF logo with the black polish. After COMPLETELY drying, paint two layers of clear top coat & BAM! You're done!
For your thumb nail, repeat this whole process with the jersey number of your fav player, or anything else you'd like to put! If putting logo is a little difficult for you, you can also do more leopard with gold spots on the red!
There it is! A fun way for the ladies to rep our team, with gorgeous SF nails! Imagine how much money this will save you! LOL Hope you like! :)