- Polishes - dark blue for the base and white for the sponging (I used Essence Underwater for the base and Wet n Wild French White Cream for the sponging)
- Cosmetic wedge
- Qtip with acetone/polish remover for clean up (not pictured)
- Tear off a small piece of the cosmetic wedge
- Apply desired number of base color coats (I used two coats here)
- Place a drop or two of white polish onto your palette/work surface. (I'm using a ceramic tile that I can clean for next time, but you can use a disposable surface such as paper, foil, etc.)
- Pick up the torn off piece of cosmetic wedge with the tweezers
- Dip the wedge into white polish and tap a few times on your palette to work the polish into the sponge
- Tap the sponge over your nail adding more white as necessary.
- This is about what it should look like when completely sponged
- Using a Q-tip dipped in acetone/nail polish remover clean up any white polish that may have gotten onto the cuticles
- You can also do this clean up step at the very end if you want (I chose to do it now so the next steps look cleaner :D)
- Dip a toothpick into white polish
- Draw "stitches" along the edge of the nail
- Add a second row of stitches, following the 1st as a guide
- As an accent, using the same method as above you can add a "pocket" using a toothpick and white nail polish.
- Add a top coat and you are done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Let me know what you think... what you like or what I should improve :D
Thanks for looking!