Driving Pretty Nail Tutorial: French Manicure with bow accents & a skeleton

By Nicole Danielle

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Hi Ladies! This is a nail tutorial for a French manicure with bow accents and a skeleton! Now I’m no pro at nail art, but I just love it 🙂 That’s why I decided to create a simple nail tutorial that you can actually do at home yourself! Though it may not be perfect, nail art at home is a fun activity and a great way to save money on trips to the salon!

For this manicure you will need a white polish, a black polish preferably with a very thin brush (if not, you could use a tiny paint brush or even a toothpick), a hot pink polish, a French color (nude to light pink) of your choice, any topcoat, and a dotting tool if you have! These are my supplies below, but any brand will work!

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Start off with clean & shaped nails! Apply a base-coat if you have one.

Paint a white tip across all of your nails except the ring finger. You can either do this with a regular white nail polish bottle, a French manicure pen, or place tape across the nail to make a nice even line. Next, paint your ring finger nail white.

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After, carefully paint a black line directly under the white tip, then add a bow by making two simple triangles on either side.

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For the skeleton, trace two ovals for eyes, two small dots for the nose, and paint a smile across, then line the smile with dashes for a spooky look! Lastly, add a pink dot to the middle of the bow, allow to dry, and then use the French manicure color to apply over the entire nail and top off with top coat!

 

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Here is some up-close photos:

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And that’s it, I hope you liked the tutorial!

xoxo Nicole <3

 

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