We’ve got love for you, if you were born in the 80’s, the 80’s. Today’s tutorial started out like every other and then it took a turn into the birth place of neon (the 1980s). We’ve been intrigued by ‘polish dragging’ lately so we thought we’d give it a try & use bright cheery colours to combat the dark/snowy/rainy weather we’ve been having here in Canada.

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint 1/2 your nail with OPI – Fiercely Fiona. The line does not have to be perfect, we used the brush from the bottle. It’s best to use the lighter shade first. Paint the other 1/2 of the nail with OPI – Don’t Know…Beets Me!

Step 2: Dab extra OPI – Don’t Know…Beets Me! on the border of where the two polishes meet. Using a flat brush, drag the polish into OPI – Fiercely Fiona.

Step 3: On the last 1/3rd of the nail, apply two coat of OPI – Pamplona Purple. Repeat the same step to create a layered look. Once the polish has dried, finish the look with a thick layer of top coat.

This design totally reminds us of something Kelly Kapowski from Saved By The Bell would wear and she’s like, totally bitchin’. There are many different variations for this nail art that can be done – more layers, a layer of glitter, ombre shades (!!), etc. Beginner nail artists rejoice – as long as you have a paint brush, this design can be done and impress any Zack Morris out there (#swoon).

  1. melissa says:

    oh wow! Never would have thought of tie dye for your nails. Love it

  2. nailsNAILED says:

    Whoaaaa. That looks insane! Now I gotta find me a fan brush and get to it ASAP! Loving your blog, your about us page actually sounds a little bit like ours – a bit too polish obsessed! Found your blog through a nailart tumblr, so happy to have as well!

  3. brittany0323 says:

    have you ever heard of the blog nails and burgers? If you haven’t you should definitely check it out and post your beautiful nail creations on there (holding onto a big ol’ burger of course)

  4. ohhh love this…thanks for sharing i am going to do this tomorrow 🙂

  5. midnitechef says:

    Love the ’80s, this looks easy enough to try. I’m from Canada originally, just moved to the States in ’03 – and I still don’t shop at Target or Macy’s (Mom always wants to go shopping when she visits though!).

  6. samacwns says:

    That’s so cool! I need a fan brush now!!

  7. Peaches says:

    this looks mega fantastic!! such great ideas for nails!

  8. Dear Polishyoupretty,
    Thanks for the info, Did you take lessons by professionals or you just bought some nail art brushes, nail polish, watched tutorials videos and tried to teach yourself?
    I´m trying to teach myself, since lessons are expensive…but it´s so difficult! I have brushes but they doesn´t work like on tutorials…even simple dots flower looks messy and I´m doing it like on tutorial. When I try something with brush it´s worse. I know it takes time, but after a few month I don´t see any results…
    Good Job!

    • No, we never took any lessons – practicing a lot really does help. If you find that you’re not improving try slowing down, much like handwriting if you concentrate and move slow you will naturally be neater. Also try practicing on fake nails and once you feel comfortable move to your own nails, or a friends to start.

  9. These are fabulous – absolutely LOVE the color combo!

  10. Candace says:

    Love this, such a clever idea. Fantastic colour combo and great tutorial. Thank for sharing!

  11. Sakeenah says:

    I love this!!!! I will try it and let you know how it turns out!

  12. wow this is so cool. I love the vibrant colors and the spell they cast!!

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