Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Dragonflies

Today I'll be showing you how to easily recreate a common sighting on a summer evening- the dragonfly. It's placed over a sunset above water. I hope you like it!

You will need:
- Base Coat
- Makeup sponge
- Pink polish
- Yellow polish
- Orange polish
- Red polish
- blue polish
- black polish
- dotting tool
- various-sized beads

Paint your nails with a base coat and cover that with one coat of pink. It doesn't have to be perfect because most of it will be covered by the other colors. Sponge on the yellow polish, leaving only a small portion of pink showing near the base of the nail.

OPI - Sparrow Me the Drama; Sally Hansen - Lightening

Now sponge on the orange polish, leaving a little of the yellow showing.

Sally Hansen - Sun Kissed

Repeat the process with the red polish.

OPI - Cajun Shrimp

Use a dotting tool to paint on the blue polish, making it in the shape of waves.

Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away!

Use your dotting tool and the black polish to create the dragonfly's wings.

Sally Hansen - Black Heart

Place a drop of top coat in the middle of the wings and  place the larger bead.

Use one smaller bead for the head and two for the body, using the top coat to act as the glue again.

And there you have it! Just cover with a top coat to protect the design. The beads will easily come off when soaked in acetone.
I hope you enjoyed this designs! Please leave your comments below and on Facebook!


  1. Nice sponging. you've done really well here.

    P.S: Did you know that your blog makes people type the captcha words every time they comment? Lol.. I hate those captchas and I have hard time figuring out the words, so if you can please take it off, it'll make commenting easier. If you check under "comment settings" on your blogger dashboard, you'll see how to take it off. :-)

  2. Thanks! The sponging was really fun.
    Sorry about the captcha thing! I have it on to prevent spam, but I'm pretty sure that's not necessary. :)

    1. Please don't be sorry.

      I understand, but yeah, it's not really as necessary as the amount of people who would love to comment without captchas. :-D

      Occasionally you might get some spam, but the blogger spam catcher is pretty good and would put spam-like posts in a folder for you (not to be published on your blog).


    2. Removed! :) And thanks, I'm always trying to improve my blog for readers and you've really helped out.


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