How to Make Sprinkle Nails

Fun manicure ready for a celebration!

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Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you- these are real sprinkles! You can easily achieve this awesome mani that'll shock everyone when you say you did it yourself! Stop drooling and let's get started!

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Get your supplies ready to use. Put sprinkles in a big enough bowl to dip your fingernail into without hitting the bottom-- set aside and try not to eat'em.

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Make sure hands and nails are squeaky clean and ready for the works!

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Start with the basecoat-- the basecoat really does help this manicure last. I use Orly's Bonder Basecoat and love it! You can haphazardly slap it it on, too.

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Now take the rest of these steps one nail at a time--- I start with my index and work my way to my pinky. I save the thumbs for last since its larger.

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Apply 3 coats of polish, the thickness will help catch the sprinkles. Any color works if it isn't runny. I chose this pale yellow because it reminded me of cake batter--mmm, cake..Ahem..

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It should take 15-30 seconds for the polish to become tacky-- now this baby can be dipped!

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Curve your finger into a hook shape and dip into the sprinkles; this will ensure the entire nail is covered. Be sure not to hit the bottom of the bowl.

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You should have a result like this-- don't worry about those gaps! That's where the "stick" comes into play.

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Use the stick to push the sprinkles from the cuticle to the nail bed. Be patient and don't be too rough, the sprinkles can still slide a bit. Clean off the end of the stick if it gets sticky.

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You will be able to feel/see when the polish gets more dry, you can better shape the sprinkles-- be sure to gently push the sprinkles into the polish at this time.

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It's getting yummy! Move onto the next nail- paint, dip, shape. 1..2..3.. Then you move onto the thick top coat.

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Now-- DO NOT BRUSH ON THE TOP COAT-- whew.. Sorry about that. Brushing it on will smear the sprinkle color. Instead, dot on thick drops and spread them if need be. This keeps the sprinkles intact.

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And there you have it! Yummy sprinkle nails! You can use other colors-- a darker color can be considered caviar nails. Oh you fancy, huh?

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OH! And if you're OCD like me and decide to pick the sprinkles off, you're still left with a weird but cool result I like to call "Funkfetti" ha! Enjoy!!!

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