Mar 03.11

DIY LUSH Nail Art

DIY

We love receiving your fan art, letters and posts—and the amazing LUSH inspired nail art we’ve spotted online is no exception!

Inspired by these amazing Bath Bomb nail designs, we teamed up with nail art enthusiast Elena Chan to create a look based on our limited edition Easter Bath Bomb, The Immaculate Eggception. Not only is this design easy to do at home; it’s bright, cheery and perfect for spring—just like The Immaculate Eggception. Let’s break it down.

Step 1: Prep your hands
Gorgeous nails start with gorgeous hands! Start by scrubbing with Ocean Salt face and body scrub to remove dead or calloused skin on your fingers. Rinse clean and follow with a dab of Helping Hands hand cream, made with rich shea butter and soothing chamomile water for soft hands. Finally, apply a touch of Lemony Flutter cuticle butter to the cuticles to keep them bright and soft.

Step 2: Base coat
Start with clean, well-shaped nails and make sure the Helping Hands and Lemony Flutter has completely absorbed into the skin. Apply a clear base coat to the nails and let it dry for about five minutes.

Step 3: In the pink
Apply an even coat of pink polish. Don’t worry about making mistakes—you can clean up the edges with a cotton swab or toothpick as you go. Let your first coat dry for at least five minutes before applying a second.

Step 4: Pretty patterns
Pour a small amount of blue polish onto a flat, washable surface. (A recycled black LUSH pot lid works well!) Using a flat toothpick, the end of a bobby pin or a cotton swab, dip your tool into the polish and gently dot three circles across the center of your nail. Next, paint a single horizontal line of blue above and below the dots.

Step 5: Top it off
Once your design is dry, apply a clear top coat to protect your design. Et voila! Cheery, seasonal, LUSH-inspired nails. Get creative and try a different color palette, or alternate designs on different fingers.

Please note: Nail polish should be tested on human hands, not paws. We used vegan, cruelty-free polish and encourage anyone trying this design to do the same. If you’re not sure where to find cruelty-free nail colors, Vegan Claws is a great resource.

Julia Hamfelt

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