I was determined to design a cute bunny for Easter nails! Unsurprisingly, I had to try several different ideas out before I made a bunny I was happy with and I ended up really loving how this mani came out and it was totally easy to do!
I started out by painting my middle finger with 2 coats of Nicole by OPI – Tink’s in the Pink and the rest of my fingers with two coats of Barielle – Going to the Chapel. Using a medium dotting tool, I began making random flowers on the tips of the white nails. I overlapped some to give it a more random and dense feeling. Once those were done, I topped them with Seche Vite to seal them in and aid in drying time (and to make sure I didn’t F them up while doing my accent nail LOL).
For my accent nail, I used a striping brush and Going to the Chapel to create an outline of the bunny body, tail and ears. I used the polish brush to fill in the body (because easier) and then used the striping brush to fill in the ears and tail.
I used a large dotting tool to create the eyes and the same tool to create the nose. For the nose, I placed a starting dot and, without lifting the tool, dragged it to the right to give it an oval shape – be sure to use a light touch and don’t press in, just glide the tool across the surface of the nail lightly. I used an x-small dotting tool to add the white highlights to the eyes.
Finally, I used my detail brush to add pink to the ears of the rabbit.
Here’s a tutorial sheet on how I create the bunny in a more visual way (you can click on it to see a larger size):
- Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
- Barielle – Going to the Chapel
- Nicole by OPI – Tink’s in the Pink
- Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
- Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow
- Color Club – New Bohemian
- China Glaze – At Vase Value
- Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
I absolutely adore how the mani came together and I hope the tutorial sheet is useful! If you re-create the bunny, I would absolutely love to see it!