This last look for the Julep takeover is inspired by Anna of Frozen.
I took cues from her dress (see picture below) and adapted them into a nail art tutorial for you guys. :-) I loved the detailing in the embroidery paired with the light teal.
Plus, she has a cute little magenta cape with that she wears on occasion with the same subtle detailing along the trim.
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To begin, start by painting two coats of Julep Lissa on all of your nails except your ring finger. On your ring finger paint two coats of Julep Eva. (In my pictures up until a later step, I only have 1 coat on.)
Next take a small brush with a bit of Julep Cleopatra, and paint two lines in a V-shape. If you’re more advanced, feel free to add a slight upward curve for each line, if not straight lines will work just fine. :-) The brush I use is about the size of 0.5mm lead. I got it at an art supply store.
Next fill in from the edge of the lines you drew to the tips of your nails with Julep Cleopatra. I used the brush that comes with the polish so that I could fill the large space more smoothly, and used my small brush for any small corners.
Using Julep Tatum and my clean small brush, I start with one side of my nail and draw an s-curve and repeat on the other side. Where the two s-curve intersect, I add a small loop to connect the two. As you can see, it’s ok that the lines are not perfect on my first attempt. I can take Julep Cleopatra and fix the imperfections later once I’ve laid out all the detailing.
Using Julep Tatum and my small brush again, draw a curly cue on on top of one of the s-curves. I sometimes draw the longest line first and then gently dab my way around the small curl. Repeat on the other s-curve.
Next paint another set of curly-cues below the s-curves.
Clean your small brush and dip it in some Julep Eva. Lightly dab an imperfect dot in between the top of the s-curve and the curly cue. Repeat on the other side.
Take a dotting tool and Julep Avni and add two dots side-by-side in the middle right above where the s-curves intersect. Then add two more dots, one an each side right below each s-curve.
Using Julep Sienna and your clean dotting tool, apply a few more dots. Two above each of the pink imperfect dots you made earlier, and two centered near the tips of your nails. As you can see here, I also took Julep Cleopatra and cleaned up a bit of my curly cues. I waited until now so that the layer could dry before I added anymore to it.
Repeat the design on your other nails except the ring finger.
Using Julep Sienna and my clean small brush, carefully line the edge of the black and the teal. Again, if you do slip up a little, you can always fix it with the original color you painted into. But let the layer you just applied dry a little before.
Next, take Julep Beverly and a small brush and draw a thick bar near the tip of your nails. (We’re not painting a french tip, so don’t paint the bar on the tips, just a little bit above it).
Clean your small brush. Then dip it into Julep Eva and paint little connected ‘c’s along the top of the bar you just painted.
Let everything sit for 10-15 minutes, then finish with your favorite top coat. And voila!