Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter & Easter-themed Nail Art Tutorial!

Happy happy Easter everybody! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter this year. I know I don't talk about religion much on here but I just want to say that I love that Easter is the one holiday that is unabashedly about Jesus. It's definitely a day where we are reminded not to take our lives, spirituality, or others for granted. <3

 Even just the thought of what went down so many years ago really humbles me. I'm so thankful for Jesus doing the dang thang since he is the whole reason why I do what I do and am who I am. I plan on spending the day with family, talking with God, and eating LOTS OF GREAT FOOD! :D

I also love the cuteness that comes along with Easter. When I was around 7 a picture was taken for the newspaper of me holding a little white bunny at the Easter petting zoo. I felt like such a rock star in my ruffled lavender dress! The pastel colors and themes of sweet childhood bring me nostalgia and good memories: Easter eggs, baby chicks, and bunny rabbits.

In lieu of that, I decided to make a video tutorial for Easter nails. Honestly I didn't have a plan for what I would do exactly until I sat down, but these brains of mine are particularly handy at coming up with such things on the fly. ;)





Products used:

Seche Natural (base coat)
Seche Vite Top Coat

China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint
Essie St. Barths Blue
China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze Something Sweet
China Glaze Light As Air

Heaven polish in White
Migi Nail Art Pens (black, natural, red)
pink dotting tool set (from www.naildelights.com)

I was super happy with how it turned out! I know all the lines aren't perfect but hey, this is Easter not the Sistine Chapel. This is the first time I really used the Migi Nail Art pens and they were pretty easy to use although they did need to be squeezed and shaken before use otherwise they come out watery. I recommend testing it on a piece of plastic before going straight to the nail.

The dotting tools are my new best friends though. I'd been just using toothpicks up until now. So ghetto. Did anyone notice I used the back of a Black Pearl My Beauty Diary Mask for my blotting plastic? Doubly ghetto.

Anyway, hope you all have a fantastic Easter wherever you are, however you celebrate it! Did you do anything special with your makeup, nails, fashion, or hair for Easter? Share with me in the comments!

Note: Migi Nail Art pens were provided by the company, China Glaze Light As Air and Happy Go Lucky were provided by the company, and dotting tools were provided by www.naildelights.com. All other polishes were bought by me. :)



45 comments:

  1. the lil chick is my fav... so cuteeee

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  2. Really cute Jen! I notice you say "happy little family" again, hahaha. That makes it even cuter. Just like your brushes, right? Hehe. :D

    Thanks for the video~

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  3. So adorable! You did a great job! I like the hand drawn better than perfect stamping

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  4. Happy Easter, Jen!!<3

    oh my gosh! I'm so glad I caught your new post while still reading your older entries :P THOSE ARE THE ABSOLUTE CUTEST DARN NAILS I EVER DID SEE!!<33 Hands down!! Major props to you! hehe Eki would definitely melt if and when she see this tutorial and the pics! Your super 기여운 nails are going to be the talk of your family's Easter celebration tmrw! hehe xD Thank you soo much for sharing, Jen! I've GOT to try this out some time! hehe maybe for summer...I don't care if people tell me that Easter has passed, it's too cute, and I'll try it out when I have time! teehee!

    I must go scour the different Sally's Beauty Supply stores to find all those China Glaze polishes you used. I can get them at Sally's, right? Oh, and where do you purchase Essie polishes?

    <3 caroline

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  5. :) The tutorial is lovely, thanks Jen! I love the colours you used, it's so pretty. (Y)

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  6. WOW JEN! Your nails are so cute! I'm impressed, someone's got mad skills!

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  7. it will be so hard for me to do this on my right side T.T But this is so cute!

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  8. leave it Jen to be so creative and cute! hoping you and hubby have a blessed Easter! :)

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  9. your nail art is super cute!! Such a great job!!! Happy easter!

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  10. Cute! I'm so wanting Seche Vitte hehe.. and am so checking out that site! (Nail Delights!) ^^

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  11. this is really kawaii~~~ cute to the max!
    lovely job jen! now, let me try it on my nails!!
    happy easter, God bless! <3 <3
    im a new follower here btw, and you're super gorgeous and talented!! =)

    love,madeleine.

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  12. AHHHHHH! So cute!
    I just ordered those nail dotting tools and was gonna do something almost like this! I looooove love love bunnies! =] And pastels!

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  13. sososososso adorable! i love the pastel colours you used <3

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  14. This is too adorable, I just re-did my nails because this was so inspiring! lol... Great work and thanks for the tutorial!!

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  15. they are sooooo super cuteeee!! Love pastel colors!! But I got a question. Will you do the same on the other hand? Like I'm a rightie so I'm never good when using my left hand to paint my right finger nails. So did you manage to do it? Its looks quite precise!

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  16. hahaha love the design

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  17. OMG I LOVE IT
    the colors are genius
    they look great on your skin
    and the designs are great!

    please do more nail tutorials like this!

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  18. I saw this this afternoon and had to try it straightaway! Hehe ^_____^ it's soo cute, thanks so much for the design Jen!

    I think mine turned out kinda wonky but i guess practice makes perfet! :]

    I have a picture of them on my blog here: http://donnydondon.blogspot.com/2010/04/happy-easter-guys.html

    ^_^

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  19. I'm thankful too ^^

    and, as always, CUTE nails!

    -ellen

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  20. ahh so cute x
    www.glamourrougenotes.blogspot.com

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  21. I love your nails, they're so cute~ I think my favorite has got to be the yellow chick haha <3 Have a happy Easter day with your family & friends!

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  22. you are actually the cutest girl ever!! i wish i was like youu!!! <33
    happy easter!

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  23. Jen! You're too cute! I love your creativity with your nails. Where can I get the China Glaze nail polish? The colors are so pretty!

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  24. oh my gosh your nails are soooooo cute!! thanks for the tutorial! Even though I'm not religious, I still love holidays and the spirit that comes with it.

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  25. very cute nails! we love easter for all the same reasons...hope you're as stuffed as i am now :)

    ravishingtalons.blogspot.com

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  26. omg i love the duck and the bunny ^^

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  27. OMG that is soooo cute!

    Happy Easter to you! I got to decorate eggs for the first time in my life today! :D

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  28. Your nails are adorable! How creative. Happy Easter!

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  29. So cute! I would be so afraid to do that bc knowing me...FAIL. hahah

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  30. praise GOD! happy easter Jen~ :)

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  31. where cab i buy the migi nail art pen? is it available online?

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  32. awww these are too cute! I hope you had a great Easter!

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  33. cute nails. i need to get some pastel colors for my nails

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  34. Love the nails!!!! Your blog is awesome!


    www.ReallyPetite.com

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  35. My friend Kara and I watched this together and were blown away by the cuteness factor! She was like "I need to get one of those Migi pens!" and I agreed. Love it

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  36. This is soooooo cute, but I can see my right hand coming out horrible. I'm very much a dominant rightie!

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  37. super super cute!! im gonna buy the colors and do that!! thanks for inspiration!! :D

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  38. I really loved the Easter theme nails! You could never go wrong with pastel-colored polish.

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