Nail Tutorial: Strawberry Nails

Monday, September 26, 2011

I have another cute tutorial to share today (see the last one here, it's on how to make a triangle design). I'm going to show you how to make your finger nails into cute little strawberries. Sure there has been a million other tutorials on strawberry nails but the problem I found was that I can't freehand with polish. But then it hit me...I could use tape!
 • pinking sheers red nail polish green nail polish 
a nail art pen (or black nail polish and a toothpick)top coat scotch tape

Now that you've gathered your supplies, let's get started!
1 // Paint your nails red!
2 // After the base coat is dry cut ten strips of tape using your pinking sheers. Firmly apply one piece per nail.
3 // Apply the green polish on the area you left un-taped for the leaves.
4 // Gently, and slowly pull of the tape. I find my nails turn out best if I take the tape off immediately after painting instead of waiting until my whole hand is done.
5 // Using your nail art pen or a tooth pick and black nail polish randomly place polka dots on your nails
6 // After everything is dry, add a top coat! My current favorite is Essie Good to Go, it dries so so so fast!
7 // Enjoy!!!
It's very easy, just make sure to have patience and take your time.
Make sure to leave me a link if you decide to try on your nails! ;)
xoxo

68 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous!

    Can you believe I do not really own a true red nail polish? I know, it's every woman's basic. I do have a metalic one and just got one that's more towards neon. So I could still make strawberries yay!

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  2. Blue Eyed Night Owl, ha! That's my only red. I'm not a real big red nail polish gal, I prefer blues and purples.

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  3. So cute! I did your last tutorial so I am sure I will be trying this one as well. Love it... Sea Marie

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  4. I looooooove them, Kaylah!! :D

    I was thinking of doing a watermelon look with tape, using pink instead of red and a darker green

    hiphopsideproject.com

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  5. SOOOOOOOOO cute. May try to do it on the toes!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  6. These are awesome. Also, you could do a curve rather than a jagged line and it would be watermelon!

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  7. So cute! I love strawberries! Thanks for the tutorial! :-)

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  8. This is super pretty and easy to do, I love strawberry nails <3
    You always have the cutest nails, but I think you know it:p

    Hope you have an awesome day cat lady(:

    Carmila Ponycat

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  9. This is such an awesome idea, I'm not usually into nail varnish but I would definitely like to try this out! xo

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  10. Whenever you paint your nails it just looks so perfect! I tried this some time ago but it didn't turn out half as good. I might just give it another try now :)

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  11. So adorable! I HAVE to try this soon (:

    <3 Morgan

    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  12. I love these strawberry-nails, they're sooo cute! I'm gonna give it a try myself (:

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  13. eeeeeks ... it´s so cute!

    Christel

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  14. I just painted my nails with a galaxy theme but I defo want these now!

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ xx

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  15. the pinking shears are genius!!!! way to go lady! they turned out super cute! i have so many nails designs i want to try, which one do i try first!
    xo,
    cb

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  16. So beautiful...i'm gonna try it for sure!!!

    http://lonenlyday.blogspot.com/

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  17. How cute!!! I love this idea, thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. These are super cute.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  19. good idea :) i found it about a year ago on flickr and i was in love. well i'm always in love with colorfull nails! :D

    http://marysza.blogspot.com/

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  20. You rock so, so hard! I LOVE THESE!!!

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  21. This is a great idea! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  22. That is adorable. I love it. This would be perfect for spring. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh my goodness these are so perfect! I can't wait to try them out, I need a pair of pinking shears!

    <3LJ
    http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

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  24. those nails are absolutely darling!
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love love love this! Strangely enough, it even makes me want to eat strawberries! :)

    www.heather-grey.com

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  26. I'm so trying this at home. they are so cute and fresh if i may say so!

    Come Visit Me
    KaitGirl.blogspot.com
    xo kait

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  27. Hi Kaylah,
    I have done this technique before and I love it. Here is the link on my blog where I posted about it...hope you enjoy.
    http://theenchantingworldofmiladyleela.blogspot.com/2011/05/whimsy-wednesday-and-strawberry-nails.html

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  28. Oh my gosh this is sooo cute!! :)

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  29. NO WAY. i must do this! i still have plans to do the teal and grey you posted awhile ago!

    xo,
    amanda
    http://little-tranquility.blogspot.com/

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  30. Soooo cute! I wish I was better with fun nail designs. I'm always too lazy.

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  31. So kawaii!! Love them. Thanks Kaylah

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  32. This is sooooo cute! You are so creative!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  33. OMG this is crazy! I totally saw a picture of strawberry nails the other day and instantly thought of you so I was going to send it to you. Great minds think alike!

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  34. I've been wondeing how you did these
    Pinking shears DOH! Should have worked that out :)

    Thanks for another great tut!

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  35. Pinking shears! What a GREAT idea. I was wondering how you'd get that effect : )

    I'm going to try this!! THANKS!'

    Sally

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  36. Oh my gosh, we love this! We're so trying it the minute we get some time off! x

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  37. This is so cute! I will try it as soon as I have purchased all of the supplies!

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  38. This is such a cool idea! Thank you for sharing. They came out adorable. :)

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  39. Ahhhh, how adorable!

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

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  40. This is sooo cute! you should submit it to hellogiggles.com..they have a section called "get yo nails did"

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  41. Those are so cute! I wanna do this!

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  42. Hi ! After having one of your pic on my computer screen.. I discover who you are on the net while somebody tag you on a picture on facebook..

    well o well, I found your strawberry nails super cute !! I tried it too but hadn't the right color... anyway, I'm sure I will be better if I try some pumpkin nails !!

    you can see my results here and I wrote the url of your blog too !

    have an excellent following of life !

    http://heartsless-witch.over-blog.com/article-mabon-85864033.html

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  43. Lovely!!!!!1 i really love and i going to share on mi blog!!!!!

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  44. this is so awesome & pretty! thanks for sharing!

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  45. Kaylah - my boyfriend found this little movie when we were looking up Mori Girls one day! I think you will like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvyRPQvBBM

    I also think you could be a Mori Girl!

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  46. Oh wow, these nails are AMAZING! Really like your blog too. :)

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  47. again, super cute and on my list to try out also

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  48. Thanks for this cute diy!
    I discovered your blog on Pinterest and i really like it.
    You're one of my favourite bloggers this week, you can see your post on my blog: www.funkysunday.com
    xxx

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  49. Complete and utterly gorge love! :)

    http://aimeedelacruz.blogspot.com/

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  50. lovely! and doesn't look complicated at all!

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  51. I finally tried this...well, a watermelon version. I didn't have pinking shears at my disposal. http://fashionorfiction.blogspot.com/2012/05/fashion-watermelon-nails.html

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  52. OMG I JUST TRIED THIS!!!!! AMAZINGG U SHOULD POST MORE!!!!!

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  53. i love nail art...

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  54. that is absolutely adorable!!!!
    i need to have strawberry nails now!

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  55. I love this! I saw this on facebook and I tried it and it made my day! Painting your strawberries on my nails was one of my first adventures on my blog about social anxiety. Thank you for brightening my week with these awesome nails!

    http://shygirladventurer.blogspot.com/

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  56. I've just done it and it's so cute !!! i really like it :) thanks a lot for this tutorial :3

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