Little Boy

Hi! This tutorial is about little boy nail design!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) First step is nail prep for gel polish application
2) I applied a white gel polish and cured
3) I topcoated the nail, cured and removed the tacky layer
4) Then I buffed the nail with not rough nail buffer (I used 240 grit). (It is easier to draw on the rough surface, so I did 3-4 steps) Cleaned the nail with a cleanser
5) I sketched my boy in pencil

Little Boy 1
6) Using the mix of beige and peachy gel polishes I painted his skin and cured

Little Boy 2
7) I painted his T-shirt in yellow and cured

Little Boy 3
8) Then I painted his eyes in blue, his blush and the girl’s bow in pink and his trousers in red. Cured

Little Boy 4
9) I painted the background in blue around the boy and in white near the edges of the nail (making gradient color)

Little Boy 5
10) In this step I shaded (brown) and highlighted (white) his skin. Cured a little because the layers were thin

Little Boy 6
11) I shaded his T-shirt with the mix of yellow, red and brown gel polishes. Cured a little

Little Boy 7
12) Then I shaded his trousers with the mix of red and black gel polishes. Also I shaded pink details with the mix of red and pink and highlighted them with white. I shaded the eyes with dark blue. Cured a little

Little Boy 8
13) I did one more layer for my background and cured a little

Little Boy 9
14) Here I contoured my design with black gel paint and cured a little. Also I did the shades on his skin and T-shirt darker with the mix of a top coat and a brown gel polish. Also I added hotspots onto his blush and eyes with white gel paint. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

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15) I covered the nail with a top coat, cured and removed the tacky layer

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Little Boy nail design is done!

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