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Monday, October 21, 2013

Union Flag Nail Art Tutorial

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Union Flag Nail Art Tutorial

Okay, so you guys know I don't really do tutorials because 1) I'm not that great at nail art and 2) I'm certainly not great at remembering how I did something, but I had several requests for a tutorial on my Union Flag/Union Jack nails I did in my Weekend Bits and Bobs post yesterday. And since these are pretty easy, I decided to give it a shot. Please be kind!

As you can tell, I do these free-hand. Tape hates me, but of course if you're friends with tape, it would certainly be more crisp and clean that way.

After I did this, I googled and found that there are a few other tutorials, but I was relieved to find that I seem to be the only one who does the blue first. LOL! Of course. I'm ALWAYS backwards.

But here's my reasoning: It's easier to do the blue first! For me. If I do the white first, then I make a mess trying to do the blue and I have clean up. I don't like clean up!

So I started with Nails Inc. Tudor Way for my blue. Then I used a detail brush for the rest. If I use a different white with a skinnier brush, I use that brush for the white. I used Wet n Wild French White Creme this time. Then for the red, Chanel Dragon, just because it's basically a one-coater and covers easily. The photo above should explain the rest!

And if you're wondering why I call this a Union Flag mani rather than a Union Jack mani, well I blame Doctor Who for that. I learned in The Idiot's Lantern that it's called a Union Flag unless it's flying in the bows of a warship - then it can be called a Union Jack. Of course, both are used officially and either is correct, but I never got past that episode.

This Union Jack mani was my first and I didn't put the smaller red stripes.

So now that you know how easy it is, will you try it? If you've tried it already, do you have a better/different way of doing it?

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  1. Great tutorial! I did a Union Jack mani last year but I will probably do another one. :D

  2. cool tutorial <3


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