Sunday, November 22, 2015

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

I'm kind of having a kite moment.

It all began when I ran across this amazing kite hairclip tutorial on Wild Olive. I made one myself with a few modifications... it was so easy and was almost too cute for words! I ended up making a few more for family and friends, too. You can check out some photos of those at the end of the post if you're interested!

Kites are so classic and youthful, and yet sort of romantic and idyllic... I knew I had to do some cheerful kite nail art, too!

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

I started by sponging on a gradient of DIOSA I Sea You, Sally Hansen Blue-Away, and Zoya Purity for the sky.

Next I painted a kite shape in white on my middle finger. After putting down the white base, I added the yellow and pink sections using Zoya Darcy and Zoya Micky. The final step in creating the kite was a black tail and purple bows done in OPI Funky Dunkey.

As a finishing touch, I used a dotting tool to make some cute fluffy white clouds.

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

The manicure was pretty easy overall -- the most challenging part was painting a thin line for the tail and keeping the bows small.

Chalkboard Nails: Kite nail art

So what do you think... does this make you want to dig a kite out from the depths of the garage and take it flying? I know I want to! I don't think I've flown a kite since I was a little girl.

Here are the kite clips that I made using the Wild Olive tutorial! The first one is Dayna's and the second is mine.

Chalkboard Nails: Handmade kite hairclipChalkboard Nails: Handmade kite hairclip

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