DIY Design: Nails with Pams & Kin

With this new-found nail design craze, we clearly had to join in on the fun. Spring/Summer 2012 has been one of our favorite seasons with colors and patterns taking on a whole new life not only in the fashion scene, but the beauty world as well.

We did our homework and found Pams & Kin, a nail polish company based out of San Fran with some amazing hand mixed colors. The polish line is 3 FREE, meaning they don’t include dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene and formaldehyde. Thus, making them less toxic and less harmful to you and the environment. Parris & Kiri, the ladies behind this colorful brand also hand mix every bottle in order to have complete control over colors and how unique the colors will be as compared to other companies. Their story is inspiring and we can’t promise you won’t want to snag every bottle. Don’t worry, we’ve got a surprise to help you kick off your collection.

P&K, the sweeties that they are, sent us over some of their best colors to try out our very own DIY nail design. We kept it simple, for the non-pros like us.

Here’s what you’ll need:

*Tip – Using a flat paint brush and acetone will be best to fix the edges!  

Here’s how you’ll do it:

1 – Paint the entire nail with ‘Left Coast Envy’, allow to FULLY dry.

2 – Take blue painters tape (great because it won’t ruin polish you already have down) and angle it on the nail a third of the way up. Paint a couple of coats of ‘Manic Monday’ and IMMEDIATELY remove the tape. If you allow the polish to begin to dry on the tape, when you take it off you’ll get gross sticky like edges. Not cute. Again allow to fully dry.

3 – Place another piece of blue tape 2/3 of the way up being sure to follow the same angled line. Paint a couple of coats of ‘Dr Feelgood’ and again, immediately remove the tape. Allow to fully dry and finish with a top coat (we recommend Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar or Seche Vite).

Love what you see? Check out Pams & Kin’s Etsy store to shop their amazing line. Be sure to stay tuned to our first ever give-away collaboration with P&K!

Happy Phancy Phalanges,

@karina @erin @lindsay

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