Springbok Friday – South African Flag Nail Art & Video

Happy Bok Friday FashioniStars! I hope you’re all wearing your green and gold jerseys today and getting excited about our buff bokke playing on Sunday?

Lately, I’ve been a little over obsessed with nail art, since discovering Inglot nail pens, so I thought, because our boys are playing this weekend, and it is Bok Friday, I would attempt to paint my nails with the South African flag.

While I would have loved to do all my nails, our flag, as bright and colourful as it, is super tricky. Lots of lines, which means lots of concentration – something I’m not very good at. However, considering how tricky this design was, I didn’t do to badly. And because I love sharing everything fun and fab with you guys, I even did a video tutorial to show you how I did it it in case you wanted to attempt it.

Scroll down to the end of this post for the video link

I started off by painting all my nails, accept my ring finger in a gorgeous green from Tip Top Nail Chic called Adrenaline Junkie. It’s quite an intense colour that, on its own, often stains my nails, so I first layered some base coat. I used Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener, which I’m really enjoying at the moment.

On the flag, I used:

  • Black – Chanel Black Satin (219)
  • Yellow outline – Inglot Nail Art Pen in 31
  • Green stripe – Tip Top Nail Chic in Adrenalin Junkie
  • Red – Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in All Fired Up (550)
  • Blue – Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Calypso Blue (440)
  • White outlines – Inglot Nail Art Pen in 29

Lastly, after it all dried up nicely, I applied a top coat with Sally Hansen Miracle Shine Top Coat.

If you want to see exactly how I did it, check out the video below. I’ve edited out all the drying time so it’s much shorter. Just remember to let your nails dry properly after each colour to avoid it running and getting messy. It’s also pretty patriotic, so if you’re not feeling all Bokked up today, then maybe this vid will help.

Let me know what you think and if you do try it out. Comment below and upload your picture, add it on our Facebook fan page or upload via Twitter and include “@stylescoop”

Dimi Ingle

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