DIY: Speckled Easter egg nail art

29th March 2013

DIY speckled easter egg nailart 1

DIY speckled easter egg nailart 2

DIY speckled easter egg nailart 3

DIY speckled easter egg nailart 4

DIY speckled easter egg nailart 5

After a failed attempt with DIY Faberge nail art resulting in a glitter-gloppy mess and un-Faberge-like, shots were taken and edited.  Unsatisfied.  The end result was to ditch it altogether (redo it another time) and then create another DIY nail art.  It’s choccy related of course and totally edible…speckled Easter mini eggs!

You’ll need: 5 pastel coloured nail polishes of your choice, 1 dark brown nail varnish for speckle pattern, toothpicks (or a baby toothbrush) and a scrap of card.
I’ve used:  Paul & Joe pink base coat, Topshop ‘Cyclone’, & Other Stories ‘Moire Green’, ‘Orleans Cornflower’, ‘Paisley Sky’, and Nails Inc ‘Mount Street’.

1.  Apply 2 coats of pastel coloured nail varnish, 1 colour per nail.
2.  Spill a tiny drop of Nails Inc brown nail polish on a scrap of card.
3.  Dip the toothpick in brown nail polish, add small specks on your nail and keep it sparse as possible to achieve the speckled Easter egg look.

Props: Hand model – thanks May, Folli Follie Heart4Heart bracelet – on loan from Folli Follie, Cadbury Mini Eggs, own cup and saucer, and Ikea faux sheepskin rug.

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  • Winnie 29th March 2013 at 22:23

    Gosh, I’ve eaten so many mini eggs lately and now you have me craving them again! Love your speckled nails Kit.

  • Eleanor 29th March 2013 at 23:22

    Guess what? I’m eating the mini eggs RIGHT NOW.

  • Brand Box Shoes 29th March 2013 at 23:45

    Beautiful photography and so so simple to diy! Good job, Kit!

    Have a wonderful Easter holiday.

  • R4i 30th March 2013 at 00:04

    What a great idea, your nails look delicious to nibble.

  • Angie 30th March 2013 at 01:40

    those tiny quail egg-sized easter eggs are so endearing

    pandaphilia fashion

  • Katie (of Katie's Creative) 30th March 2013 at 09:57

    Cute idea and really beautiful images.
    Katie x

  • Charlie 30th March 2013 at 10:55

    Mmmmmm! The nails look as good to eat as the little eggs. Beautiful Kit!

  • Sarah Lise 30th March 2013 at 12:19

    May I bite your nails? They look delicious LOL.

  • Cool Milk 30th March 2013 at 13:54

    Oh wow they look amazingly REAL!

  • Fiona 30th March 2013 at 13:56

    I bought the Illamasqua version the other week, didn’t like the effect to be honest with you. I think yours look more genuine, less specks.

  • Ingrida van der Hagen 30th March 2013 at 23:27

    I think at the moment the whole of Britain are going crazy about the mini eggs, I love them too.

  • Lana 30th March 2013 at 23:28

    Oh I want to have a go!

  • Supreme 30th March 2013 at 23:39

    Saw one of your pictures previewed on Instagram, it was worth the wait. Love it Kit.

  • joy @OSS 31st March 2013 at 05:13

    freaking gorgeous. impossibly beautiful.

  • lucy 15th April 2013 at 07:13

    So cool kit! And actually super easy by the looks of it! I didn’t think it could look so good this way, I was expecting you to maybe copy the glitter varnishes, painting a glitter layer and then painting matte on top, I still need to try that one!
    just stunning photos as ever Xx

  • Kelly 17th April 2013 at 20:20

    Love these nails fell in love with them when I saw in a mag, job for the husband to try on me!

  • Lee 30th April 2013 at 08:50

    This nail art is awesome. I am going to have to show this post to the girlfriend she is going to love it. I hope she does not read the comment above mine though she might expect me to be able to apply the different nail varnishes. That could be a long process with disaster looming at every brush stroke.

    Loved it lee

  • Yoanna 27th May 2013 at 10:10

    So pretty!