Thursday, February 13, 2014

Needle dragging hearts tutorial

Now we're in the middle of Valentine Polish Week which me and Zara from Traces Of Polish have organized. Don't forget to join if you got a Valentine inspired nail art or if you're showing a polish which have a Valentine feel to you. :D

Time for tutorial! I did a Triple needle dragging heart nail art before and decided to make a tutorial of it because it's a really fun nail art to know. For simplicity I've done one heart on each nail. For three hearts in a row, make three dots. Further instructions below:


  1. Start with the base and remember to ONLY make one nail at the time (especially if you're new to this). Open both bottles of polish you intend to use and grab your needle/dotting tool etc
  2. Apply one thick layer of base polish (here black). The amount should be more than you would ever do normally. Then...
  3. ...hurry up and drop a quite big drop of polish in the middle of the nail. I'm using the brush which come with the polish bottle to be able to get the right amount of polish. 
  4. After that, quickly take your needle/dotting tool etc and make a straight line (from the cuticles down towards the smiley) in the middle of the dot. If necessary, lift the needle/dotting toola bit in the end if the spike of the heart is getting too long. Wait for a minute and then apply top coat.
If you're having problem with the needle dragging technique:
Problem: The polish got dry even though you hurried up as much as you could.
Solution: Try changing polish (some polishes dries too fast) or maybe and probably you've applied a too thin layer of polish for the nail art. Experiment with a even thicker layer of polish and don't worry about it feeling thick when it has dried, it will level out later and normally you probably have at least 3-5 coats on the nail, this time you only have bc+polish+tc.
Problem: When dragging large lines of the natural nail is showing looking weird.
Solution: Maybe your dotting tool is too wide or you're pressing down too hard. Be gentle with the hand and only drag at the very top of the polish, not all the way down.

Polishes used:
Kleancolor - Neon Pink
ZTIZ nail polish (black creme)



And if you're into pink you can check Princessemmas Pink Thursday out.



10 comments:

  1. Bra tutorial och det såg ju inte alltför svårt ut. Kanske jag skulle kunna klara av...;-)

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    1. Tack! Ja, du får testa, är egentligen inte så svårt alls! ;)

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  2. Bra tutorial! B-) Saknar bara en bild med själva nålen där du drar den, men det är för att jag läser och pusslar bilder när jag lär mig nåt. :-)

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    1. Tack! Ja, jag kände också att det saknades, ska försöka inkludera det på kommande tutorial. Men pilligt när man tar korten själv haha. Dock så har jag självutlösare så får testa med det;) Också var det ju det där med videos men det får bli en annan gång i så fall... ;)

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  3. Ser så enkelt ut :) jag har problem nr 2 med att dra för hårt. Svårt att vara tillräckligt lätt på hand

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    1. Ja, när man kan något så är allt verkligen lätt! ;) Kanske skulle det hjälpa med ännu mera lack för dig då och kanske ett tunnare verktyg, då faller det blöta lacket ned i "rännan" och täcker för. :P

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  4. Tack för en bra tutorial, det här ska absolut testas!

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    1. Åh va kul, ser fram emot att se! :D

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  5. Kanon snyggt! Måste försöka att testa det

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    1. Tack! :P Ja, ser fram emot att se :D

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