Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pastel Rainbow Tie Dye Nail Art

Since you all now know that I go to cosmetology, it can easily be understood that I  have to know the colour wheel. We learned about hair colour and the colour wheel a while back, but once it got nice enough outside, we made tie dye shirts using only the primary colours- red, yellow, and blue. We had to create the other colours we wanted using only those three colours. I, of course, being the colourful person I am, wanted a rainbow shirt.

Although I own many tie dye shirts, this was my first time actually making one. Once the dye set in for 24 hours, we rinsed them and brought them home. I was so pleased with mine that I wanted matching nails!


To create these nails, I started with a white base and then put some polish on a piece of paper, diluted it with nail polish remover, and dabbed it around with at small brush, creating a swirl. I also used this diluted, dabbing method in these tie dye nails.


I’m not 100% sure (considering these nails have been on my camera for a while now), but I believe the polishes I used are as follows: L'Oreal – Pink Me Up!, New York Color – Peaches ‘N Cream, Sinful Colors – Unicorn, Nina Ultra Pro – Leaf Me Alone, Revlon – Coastal Surf, and Julie G – Dream In Pretty.


This was the shirt I made:DSCN2610

The colours dulled a lot upon rinsing the excess dye out :( No problem though- I like that it makes it look vintage :)

On a side note- what do you think of the new layout? I was having some difficulties with the other- no matter what colour I changed the background to, it automatically created a red line outlining my posts. I’ve noticed this quite some time ago, but it hasn’t always been like this. …Not sure why it just started…


Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!!!


  1. i remember learning the color wheel in 7th grade, and when i was in 8th grade my art teacher asked me to tutor some of the 7th graders that were struggling with the color wheel lol. i love tie dying! i used to do it all through high school and college. i'm a hippie at heart <3 yours nails came out perfect! i love that swirly nail!

    1. Thanks!! I really enjoyed the experience, and may be like you and tie dye through the rest of my schooling. hehe :)

  2. I LOVE that shirt! I just love rainbows and Tie dyed shirts!!

    1. Thank you! I can't imagine people not loving rainbows and tie dye!

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