As the Carnival Sunday is approaching dress up and go to a party or downtown at your local carnival. You do not need experience or any special tools in order to make the nail designs that we propose. It is not perfection that matters, it is the creation process that is creative and fun, especially if you do it with a friend.
Initially, you should remove any varnish from your nails, if they are already painted, preferably with a non aceton containing solvent. Before you start think of the pattern you wish to make and be sure that you have the necessary colours to achieve it. If you haven’t decided about your disguise, you can do the procedure vice-versa: take all the varnishes that you have available and think what kind of carnival nails you could create with them. It’ s possible that in this way you may come up with an absolutely original idea!
These are our ideas for carnival nails:
The easiest idea for carnival nails. Just paint each nail in a different pale shade. For the outfit you can buy blue lining and wear it as a pontso by make a hole for the head. On the lining you can draw a raibow with fabric paint.
This is a common outfit but its easy and always funny. Wear black blouse, black dress or skirt and black shoes. On top of these you can add relevant accessories that you can make yourself or buy. If you do not like fake nails just colour yours with a black varnish. In order to make the result “darker” we used the BWC plant based matte top coat that gives a matte finish.
Use any tulle you may have and saw them with white thread on a white or pink bodysuit. If you have a tutu wear it over pale stockings. If you don’t just wear pale shade leggings. Paint your nails with a pale pink varnish and, before it dries, put some sugar on one or more nails. When it dries use a transparent top coat in order to stabilize it.
Dress in read and make the dark seeds by paper or cloth. Put on a green scarf round your neck and you are ready! Making your nails is a little more complicated. Paint your nails in bright red colour and when it dries use a little green color in their base. Finally dip a toothpick in dark varnish for the seeds.
Our favorite decade comes back every year in Carnival. Put on a coloured mini dress or bell bottomed trousers. Wear coloured necklaces, big sunglasses and feel free to add any extra accessory you think of. For your nails choose varnishes in intense contrasting colours and create geometrical prints.
Take white lining and wear it as a pontso by making a hole for the head. Pin real playing cards and your costume is ready! As for your nails, paint them white and draw the symbols of the playing cards in red and black varnish.
This costume has a difficult part that is the tail. If you are good in making things you can try it yourself or buy it from a store. For the top wear your swimming suit top above a nude bodysuit (or without it). You will also need a wig with very long hair. For your nails choose blue, green and lilac shades and paint each layer on top of the previous one.
This was the most fun! Paint your nails in white and then make brush marks with whatever colour you want. As for the costume, you will only need a white shirt, a painters had and of course a true palette to hold.