Thursday, February 7, 2013

DIY Band- Aid heart nail stencil

I may not look like a girly girl on the outside.

I don't wear makeup.
My daily outfit usually consists of a pair of jeans and purple Converses.
My hair is usually in a ponytail or messy bun because I haven't gotten a haircut in over a year.

But here's a little secret- I'm a bonafide girly girl on the inside.

I dream of wearing sparkly shoes, bright red lipstick, and lovely polka dot vintage dresses with peter pan collars.  I'm also an unabashed fan of YouTube beauty gurus.  I could spend hours watching them talk about beauty and fashion products.

Strange right?  Hopefully one day I can figure out how to balance out my inner girly girl with my outer plain jane.

Anyway,  I just brought this up because I wanted to show you a neat trick that I learned from the mega talented Michelle Phan.   Did you know that you can use band aids as nail stencils?    (Click here to watch her tutorial.)  



Directions:
1.  Cut off the two end bits from the band aid.  Toss out the middle white pad.
2.  Fold each end bit in half and cut out a tiny heart.  Make sure the heart is smaller than your nail. (This was surprisingly hard for me to do.  I had to cut up a lot of Band-Aids to get two hearts small enough to fit my large thumbs.)
3.  Stick the Band-Aid to your nail and rub it to make sure that it's stuck on tight.
4.  Paint over the heart.
5.  Take a deep breath and quickly rip the band aid off.

Voila! Enjoy your hearts.



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