Nail Art: Texas Flag Nails
It’s Rodeo season in Houston right now. I’m stuck at home on spring break so I decided to spend a little time today trying out some new nail art ideas! I wanted to do some Texas inspired nail art. I did this flag on myself and some bluebonnets on my little sister (look for those next week!). I was intimidated to try the flag but it turend out easier than expected! Yay! I love it so much. Too bad I’m in Kingwood and none of my Wild West friends will see my nails.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Moderate difficulty, as long as you have a steady hand
YOU WILL NEED
- Red Nail Polish (I actually ended up using my new Essie nailpolish, which I bought as a present for myself when my boyfriend and I were having a fight. Best “retail therapy” purchase ever)
- White Nail Polish
- Blue Nail Polish
YOU WILL ALSO NEED: Some kind of stencil for the flag, if you are not good at freehand painting. You can use a small star sticker or a special manicure stencil (get them in the kids section at CVS or at Sally’s). I used a stencil on one finger and freehanded the other (more pictures below)
This is what the stencils look like:
STEP 1: Paint a small square in the bottom right corner of your nail. If you are nervous about messing up, you can use some tape. I found it to be quite easy to make the square (and I’m a sloppy person!)
STEP 2: Add a blue stripe on the left half of your nail.
STEP 3: Add the final square in the upper right hand corner in white.
STEP 4: Paint the rest of your nails red while you wait for the Texas flag nail to dry!
STEP 5: Use the nail stencil! Press it on the flag where the star goes. Then, paint over the stencil (see below) After it dries, peel the stencil off.
If you have trouble using a stencil, you can just freehand it. Here’s my freehand star (pretty messy, huh?):
Are you feelin’ country yet? If not, here’s a country song I really like. It’s pretty cheesy but come on ladies, we’ve all been there.