Brasil! Nail Art Step by Step!

Whether your country has entered the Fifa World Cup this year or you’re glued to the TV with your teams colours painted across your face – you CANNOT escape the World Cup Fever!

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

This is perfect for those of you who are not sure what team to support or your team are not in the running for the World Cup… Brazilian themed nails! This technique can also be used with your countries national colours or any colours that you would like to use.

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Prep your nails with a Base Coat to ensure your nail beds are smooth for the polish. Coat all nails in 2 layers of Radium Nail Varnish.

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Once the base layers have pretty much dried paint diagonally over the nail with Nail Varnish in Omen on your chosen fingers (or all if you wish!). Follow this up once dry enough with a quarter nail stripe using Nail Varnish in Rampage. This may get messy but you just need a cotton bud dipped in Remover to clean this up!

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If you want to ombre the rest of the nails, then paint our Nail Varnishes in Rampage, Omen and Radium onto a piece of paper and then press a sponge on to it. Transfer this onto the nail and blot on until you get the desired effect. Again, you will most likely need to clear this up with a cotton bud so dont be scared to go onto the skin to help get the best effect on your nails!

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Screen Shot 2014-06-26 at 14.59.38Of course, you will need to set with a Top Coat as this not only seals the deal, it also brightens up the design and evens out the texture that the sponge causes.

Thanks for reading and looking at Sam’s great nail art! Have you got a World Cup Nail Design? Share with us by using #illamasqua on our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Heidi x

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert