DIY Nail Art
All levels | 50 min 17 sec
DIY Nail Art
After mastering her skills on herself and her friends, nail artist Taylor Watson of SF Party Nails broke the mold of traditional salon culture and began a business by popping up at Bay Area bars and vintage stores, bringing her innovative designs to unexpected audiences. Now creating bold looks out of her own private studio, Taylor’s highly coveted designs are often colorful, geometric and pattern-based, with subtle, expertly placed accents. Her nail art business is a party in its own right and now she's bringing the party to Creativebug. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Nail polishes of choice
  • Clear base coat
  • Clear top coat -- Taylor uses Seche Vite
  • Orange wood stick
  • 100% acetone
  • Paper towel / cotton ball / nail wipes
  • Cuticle oil
  • For Look One: 1 base color of choice, dry glitter, dotting tool, plastic or metal palette
  • For Look Two: 4-6 sheer polish colors of choice, black opaque polish, thin striper brush, gold foil, tweezers, flat brush
  • For Look Three: 4-6 opaque polish colors of choice, small dipping cup for acetone, dotting tool, thin striper brush, palette (optional)
  • For Look Four: White, black, off-white, red, light blue, dark blue, neon yellow, polishes – all opaque, dotting tool, thin striper brush, palette (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Prepare yourself, your nails, and your space for nail art
  • Apply glitter and gold foil
  • Draw designs and dots in polish
  • Use an orange stick and striper brush
  • Protect your nails for a finished look that lasts

What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to do simple, vibrant nail art
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Taylor of SF Party Nails
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

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Class Reviews
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Zoe Gladstone
Really enjoyable and also soothing to watch. I’m inspired to try some of these techniques that Taylor makes so accessible.
More than 3 months ago
Allison Proesel
More than 3 months ago
Jenn N
This was a fun diversion! I would have loved to have seen even more ideas / designs! I would have also loved to have seen a brief bit on how to clean up the palette and how to create the "clean striper brush" because she didn't really explain either of those.
More than 3 months ago