How Tuesday: Freehand “Cloud” Nails

6 Mar

Hello, DIY lovers! This week I’m indulging my love of creative nail polish with a super easy tutorial for making freehand “cloud” nails. I love everything about this design; that you need no special skills to achieve it (if you can paint your nails and stay inside the lines you’re golden), and the fact that there are only about a million color combinations you could come up with. I found this tutorial at Nailside. Take a look:

cloud nails!

To get these nails visit Jane at Nailside for the full tutorial.

I’ve done several color combos of this design in the two weeks since I found it. Here’s what’s on my nails now:

my cloudy nails

In. Love.

I did the other hand as a mirror image to this one. I think it’s a little bit glam, a little bit rock. Just like me. 🙂

The colors are a little off, sorry about that. From the top color to the tip, the polish colors are as follows:

Zoya Maya, a jelly coral that’s way more tropical and bright than my crappy pic does justice to. It’s also on my toes right now.
Zoya Tao, a sofy, slightly shimmery grey.
Revlon Top Speed 880, Black Star, a gun-metal grey.
Clear base & top coat.

Or here:



black star

What colors would you make your clouds?

4 Responses to “How Tuesday: Freehand “Cloud” Nails”

  1. Cara Olsen March 6, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    OH, yes! This is awesome! Yours turned out so stinkin’ good. I think I would have globbed myself to death. LOL.

  2. sweetglitterati March 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    fab-YOU-loso! thanks for sharing – I’ll have to try her gold explosions


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