Nail Art Tutorial: Cherry Bomb Nails
Just like the firework, Jessica’s cherry bomb nails explode with color, shine, and dazzle.
- OPI Danke-Shiny Red
- OPI Gold Shatter
- Orly Rockets Red Glare
- Acrylic craft paints in red, black and white
- Long striper brush and dot maker
- Assorted rhinestones & studs in desired colors
- INM Out The Door top coat
Step 1: Start by painting black acrylic paint on freshly base coated nails.
Step 2: Polish with OPI Danke-Shiny Red. Allow some of the black acrylic to peek through as part of the design.
Step 3: To create contrast, sparkle and texture, use OPI Gold Shatter. Apply to tips of nails and down the middle of others. Create whatever angles you like.
Step 4: Apply a bit of Orly Rockets Red Glare to ring and index fingers to add just a little more glitz and texture.
Step 5: Use long striper and red craft paint to outline/define red and gold polish on each nail as desired.
Step 6: Use long striper and black craft paint to add some contrasting stripes to ring and index fingers.
Step 7: Use a long striper and dotting tool with white craft paint to really make this design pop. Place stripes and dots at your preference.
Step 8: Use your favorite top coat first on the nails that won’t be getting any bling. This allows them a little extra dry time while finishing the design.
Step 9: Use dotting tool and top coat to apply rhinestones and studs to the ring and index fingers. Finish by applying 1-2 coats of Out The Door dry top coat to lock in the stones and studs.
Step 10: Here’s the finished product!
See more of Jessica’s designs on her Instagram: @nailsbyjrabbit
[Images: Jessica Reohr]