Creative musings in bright colors

Ducky Nails

Let me preface this post by saying that YES my nails are too long. I hate it. But it needed to happen, for the adorable glory that is this manicure. I have been staring at ducky nails (as distinct from that awful acrylic trend known as duck nails) for a long while. My nails are finally long enough for beaks!

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This manicure was amazingly easy. But you do need long nails to execute it, or your ducks just look…silly. Squished. To see just how easy this was, there is a tutorial at the bottom! Just keep scrolling 🙂

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I really have nothing else to say about this manicure except that it was worth it. I cut my nails as soon as I took this off, and they are a more normal (and typable) length now.

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Colors

  • White: Zoya – Purity
  • Yellow: WoW – #301
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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I hope you enjoyed these little guys as much as I did making them!

Ducky Nails

Tutorial:

  1. Base coat your nails, and paint them with white polish.
  2. Create a rather large and curved french tip design in yellow. You can use nail guides if you like, these were free-handed.
  3. Add two tiny black dots in the yellow area for nostrils, and larger black dots (or U shapes, or whatever your heart desires) in the white area for eyes.
  4. For added adorableness, add small white dots in the eyes.
  5. Wait a few minutes for the black polish to dry, and add top coat. Enjoy!
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Comments on: "Ducky Nails" (14)

  1. I love these – so different and really cute!

  2. They’re super cute!

  3. serendipityidhuna said:

    That’s a really cute nail art! Now let’s wait until my nails are long enough 🙂

  4. jsarina said:

    Adorable! Great job and thanks for the tutorial.

  5. 1) Oh my gosh those are ADORABLE
    2) Too bad you cut your nails right away- this would have the optimal time for you to wear thermal polish! Ah well, there’s always next time.

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