Friday, July 27, 2012


what is ikat? ikat is a decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, are tie-dyed before weaving. this pattern has been seen on dresses, purses and nails all summer long! how does one achieve this look? read below: 

step 1: paint two coats of your base color. i used essie- mojito madness and on my ring finger i used essie- carousel coral. 

step 2: apply one coat of seche vite and wait 10-15 for the color to completely dry. 

step 3: now you are ready for the design! you will need white nail polish (i used essie- blanc), a black striping pen, and the two colors that you used for yout base (essie- mojito madness and carousel coral). 

step 4: to create the ikat design i watched a video tutorial by BeautyLish. follow this link for the tutorial. 

this is a fun design that doesn't have to be perfect. make it your own by switching up the nail colors.


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