Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sunset Dolphin Nail Art Tutorial:)


This post is going to be a nail art tutorial! This is a sunset dolphin tutorial and I re-created this design after seeing it on Youtube:)

You will need;

- Basecoat
- Topcoat
- White nail polish
- Yellow nail polish
- Orange nail polish
- Blue nail polish
- Black nail polish
- Black striper or cocktail sticks
- Cotton buds
- Make-up sponge
- Nail polish remover

Apply a basecoat to protect your natural nails;
I'm using - Barry M Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener 3 in 1 (54 Clear.)

Apply 1 coat of a white nail polish to all of your nails; 
I'm using - Barry M Nail Paint (66 Matt White.)
Applying the white will help to make the other colours pop:)

Next, paint a yellow, orange and blue stripe onto a make-up sponge;
I used - Barry M Nail Paint (307 Lemon Ice Cream.)
Models Own Nail Polish (NP015 Fuzzy Peach.)
Barry M Nail Paint (294 Cyan Blue.)
Sponge the polish onto your nails - this technique will give the perfect gradient:)

One dry, quickly apply a topcoat to all of your nails to help blend the colours and smooth out the texture:) You should end up with this;

Dip a cotton bud into nail polish remover to clean up around the edges:)

Use either a black striper or black polish and some cocktail sticks;

I'm using; Barry M Nail Paint (47 Black.)

I forgot to take pictures while I was painting the dolphin onto my nails.
Here is a video painting a dolphin onto paper to show you the technique of how to do it onto your nails:)

Check out the video which also includes the technique for the dolphins:)
Apply a topcoat to the nails you painted dolphins on to protect your design:)

The finished look^^ :D
I hope you liked this tutorial!:)
Thanks for reading!


  1. this is gorgeous! been meaning to do the sponge trick for a while, apparently it works great with ombring nails like just two solid colours as well?
    could never do the dolphins or anything though, nowhere near artistic enough, haha!

    Liv xo

    1. thanks:) im hoping to do an animal ombre look soon as I saw it earlier on twitter:) i was so scared to do the dolphins but luckily it was okayy:D

  2. That is so cute x
    Check out my blog and see some of my deigns e.g angry birds ❤

    1. Thank you Ellie:) I will check out your blog:)


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