Here’s that last Easter manicure I promised you. It’s easy to do and is kind of a fun trip down memory lane- my family’s Easter egg-making tradition.
Back in my childhood Easter egg-making days, I would carefully try to make attractive eggs (I was a color junkie even then!) with stripes, stickers, glitter, wax crayones, etc. I knew they were just going to get eaten, but I wanted to make fabulous eggs nonetheless.
My dad, who is quite a funny guy, would make the ugliest egg he could. It was always brown and we called it the Mud Egg. It became a tradition and somehow it always wound up in my Easter basket. It’s been a very long time since I got a mud egg from my dad. I’m not sure if he still makes one if he gets the chance. I sort of hope not, because it wouldn’t surprise me if he sent it to me in Japan- by slow boat.
So, the ring finger on this manicure is the Mud Egg, a brown, hideous egg nestled amongst bejewled, color-coordinated eggs.
The most important thing for this is to paint your nails first with a good, solid white. I then painted stripes in various pastel colors. After they dried, I added a coat of glitter topcoat (any will do) and then stuck on the rhinestones and pearls.
The Mud Egg nail was made of orange creme mixed with green creme, which made a burgundyish brown. To cancel out the purple and bring the color more towards mud brown, I added a couple drops of neon yellow. Voila! The Mud Egg.
Of course, there’s more to Easter than mud eggs and bunnies, but I hope you enjoyed these Easter nail arts. Have a happy Easter!