Happy Sunday lovelies! How’s everyone doing? Great I hope! I’m doing well, and still preparing for optometry school. I start orientation on August 21st. I start class on August 27th, so I’m looking forward to it, but I am still a bit nervous. Also, my optometry school has a Big Sib/Lil Sib program where first year students like myself are matched with students who have already completed the first year. A few days ago, I was notified of my Big Sib and started texting her, so I am feeling less nervous now. Anywho, enough about my life update; let’s get into the details of this dreamcatcher mani! I was inspired by this video from cutepolish.
- Foundation Base Coat by Ah ha! Nail Lacquer (This shop is currently taking a short break).
- Glow Up, Friyay, & Goals by Twinkled T (review here).
- Imperial (August 2017) by My Stunning Nails (review here).
- Noir by Nicka K New York (I found it at a local beauty supply store).
- Midnight Stars by Ruby Kisses (Also, found at a local beauty supply store).
- A mini pink polish (no name) by L.A. Colors
- Glisten & Glow Top Coat
- A dotting tool
- A striping brush
- UV Gel Nail Brush Painting Line Design Brush for Manicure Nail Tool by BeautyBigBang (review here. Use LALA010 for 10% off your order).
- Apply base coat, base colors, and top coat. Let dry.
- I highly suggest watching the “Dreamcatcher Nail Art” tutorial by cutepolish in addition to my instructions so that it’ll make more sense.
- Use a striping brush and black nail polish to create 2 semicircles near the cuticle of the nail painted white.
- Using the same brush and polish, draw a triangle that intersects with the 2 semicircles and extends pass them without closing the triangle. Basically, there should be 2 extended lines from the last semicircle.
- Using the same brush and polish, draw a line down the middle of the triangle.
- Use a small line brush/detail brush and a brown polish (one that isn’t a one-coater) to draw the feather. Start with very tiny strokes then make the strokes a bit longer. Then trace over the feather with black polish (I did this in an attempt to add a bit of dimension).
- Use a dotting tool to create “beads” on the dreamcatcher.
- Let dry for at least 30 mins to prevent smearing.
- Apply top coat and let dry.
- That’s it!
That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.