Tomorrow's April 1st, which means it will be Easter faster than you can say 'hot cross buns', so how about an Easter Egg manicure tutorial?
Step 1: Gather your colours and materials. I'm using Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen, Shine On by Kit, and Sweet Pea by Australis. I thought pastels would look cute for Easter eggs (although the yellow might be a little bright to really be considered a pastel. I would also have liked a white to do some dots, but alas I didn't have one.) I've also got scotch tape, a Sally Hansen nail art pen, a tooth pick and a small paintbrush (although I imagine a nail striper would have been better, but alas again, I don't own one).
Step 3: Take a piece of scotch tape and cut curved shape that roughly follows the curve of your nail, to create the stripes of the Easter egg. Place about a fifth of the way down your nail and press the edges firmly down so the second colour of polish won't seep underneath.
Step 4: Paint on your second colour and gently peel off the tape. The next thing I did was flip the tape around so I could paint a second curved stripe at the top of my nail, as pictured above.
Step 6: Experiment! The great thing about Easter eggs is they come in all sorts of gorgeous colours and patterns, so I had a bit of fun varying the size of the stripes, and got my nail art pen involved to do some zigzags as well.
Step 7: Seal with a quick drying top coat and enjoy!