This week I wanted to paint a winter-y nail design and show you all how to do this bird nail art as well.
A cardinal is a beautiful bird that represents winter, so I thought I would try to do a design with a cardinal on my nails.
These are the polish colours I used, however, you don’t need these exact ones – any colour close to these will do.
First I took the light blue colour and painted two coats on my nails.
Then I took the brown and painted on the branches. I wanted to paint the cardinal on my index and ring fingers so I made those branches closer to the bottom so there was room for the bird to perch on top. If you don’t have the shade of brown you want in a thin tip bottle (like me) you can just use the brush from one of you other thin tip bottles and clean it off when you’re done.
Next, paint the outline of the bird on your nails with your red thin tip.
Then, with the same colour, shade in the birds. Next, take your black thin tip and outline a few parts of the bird like the wings and a bit around the beak.
Take your white thin tip for the next step and add some snow to your branches to make the design more winter-y. To make the beak, I mixed my brown with the white to make a lighter brown and then painted it on the bird’s face.
Let me know if you try this nail design!
Megan is a 15 year old student, in grade 10. Her passion for nail art started at around age 11 but she never got into doing designs until this last summer when she and her family moved to Steinbach. Megan loves trying new designs out on her nails and sharing them with the people around her. She would love to pursue a nail career after grade 12 and enjoys having her own private ‘salon’ (Meg’s Nails) in her basement while still in school.