Like any girls, we loved playing with nail polish as kids. Then one day, our mom bought some nail polish pens. This allowed us to experiment with detailed designs like we never thought possible before. From that point on, my sister was hooked. Today, she has a bucket of nail polish colors and tools. But, you don't have to be intimidated by that. All you need to start creating this kind of nail art is some polishes and paints, dotting tools, patience, practice, and maybe a friend to do your non-dominant hand :)
Oh, and the step-by-step list of tips she shared with me below:
In this post, my sister painted my nails as Despicable Me minions. To start, she pulls out the colors she will use from her ever-growing collection of bottles. One key component of her nail designs are the dotting tools she uses. These tools allow her to make tiny details at varying sizes. The smallest of her dotting tools has a point as thin as a toothpick.
For the minion nails, she needed yellow, white, blue and little bit of red polish. She also used black and white acrylic paint - not polish - because she needs a grey color for this design, and paint mixes better than polish.
You can also use more nail polish to cover up a mistake. For example, my sister didn't like how one of the black smiling mouths looked, so she used her dotting tool with yellow nail polish to cover up the black line. After the yellow dried, she re-drew the black line.
After the nails have dried, use your Q-tip of nail polish remover to clean up any paint that you may have gotten on your skin - but be careful not to wipe too closely to your nail!