Wanna know how to create these five beautiful
designs using a toothpick and with a slight help of a q-tip? Keep on watching and I’ll
show you! Hello beautiful people! About a year ago I
posted my very first toothpick nail art tutorial and you guys loved it so much. I still get
a lot of comments asking for more toothpick designs and how could I say no to you adorable
little sunshines. So here’s another episode of the toothpick nails. We are making Minnie
mouse, sugar skull, kittens, sheep and a hippo! So let’s get started.
To keep your nails healthy and beautiful, always apply a base coat first.
First design we are making is this adorable hippo. Start off with any background color
of your choice. I’m applying a layer of white polish for the base. Once it dries I’m
going over it with a neon yellow. I usually do this trick with neon colors because they
just pop so much more on top of a white. To outline hippo’s shape choose a light blue
polish and make a circle on the bottom half of the nail using the polish brush. Take a
darker shade of blue and draw an oval shape across the tip of the nail like so. Time to
call our friend – a toothpick! For small dots you can use the tip of the toothpick, but
for larger ones, you need to trim the pointy end away. If your toothpick has this triangular
shape like mine cut it across first. Then snip away this corner and you are left with
a great tool for larger dots. Dip it in the light blue polish and make little dots on
the left and on the right side of the oval shape for the nose. We also need to give some
ears to our little buddy. To make the dot larger you can dip the toothpick into polish,
then let it dry, dip it again, let it dry… and so on until the blob of polish is big
enough. Next, take a white polish and make two larger dots for the eyes and two little
black dots inside. On the tip of the nail make two white dots for his teeth. If you
like you can also add two little dark blue dots on the ears to give them more depth.
To finish the design, apply a layer of fast drying top coat and you are all done with
this cute hippo. He seems like a baby hippo to me, don’t you think? Anyway, I just love,
love, love this design! Next we are making this scary skull design!
Just kidding, let’s rather make a nice and happy sugar skull. Again I applied white for
the base and then a fluorescent yellow on top. In the bottom left and right corner of
the nail make little triangle shapes using black nail polish brush. This will give you
that perfect skull shape! For the eyes I am using a q-tip dipped into pink polish. Such
perfect big dots would be hard to achieve with a toothpick, but a q-tip does the job
perfectly. Make a second dot and we have the eyes! For the nose, I’m making four black
dots, you can just make three in a form of triangle – that’s the usual… but my
skull is a bit freaky, so I just went with four. Let’s give the skull a big smile by
first outlining the shape and then connecting the dots. We’ll come back to the smile later,
when the polish dries, in the meantime we can finish the eyes. Make tiny black dots
all around the edges of the eyes leaving a bit space between each dot. Now dip the toothpick
in silver polish and make dots in these empty places. Since this is a sugar skull, feel
free to decorate it however you wish. I am making a little flower using silver and green.
To finish off the smile, make two rows of small white dots on top of the black patch.
Just look at these beautiful shiny white teeth. Seems like our skull did good with brushing
them! Seal your design by applying a layer of the fast drying top coat and you are all
ready to rock this sweet sugar skull. It is perfect for the upcoming Halloween, but it
makes a great accent to your mani on any ordinary day as well.
Let’s continue with this lovely kittens design. I chose a medium blue shade for the
background. Next, make a stripe across the tip of the nail using the nail polish brush,
I chose a pink to make the design more girly. Time to bring on the kittens! Dip the q-tip
into white polish and make a dot, which represents cat’s body. Add another dot right on top
of it for cat’s head. Finally, make a thin stripe for the tail and two little dots for
the ears. Taaadaaa! first kitten, done! Make another cat, this time using a black nail
polish. When drawing a tail it is better to just slightly touch the nail with the tip
of the toothpick and then carefully drag it – this way you’ll get a nice thin line.
Since my kittens are in love I also drew a heart on top by making two dots and extending
them downwards. Apply a layer of the fast drying top coat to bring your design together.
I think this one is just too adorable. Minnie mouse nails anyone? This design is
so girly, pretty and very easy to make. Start with any background color of your choice.
I went for a very light baby blue shade. Make a red stripe across the tip of the nail using
your polish brush. Dip the toothpick into white polish and make a few dots on top of
the red. I had space for five dots on my pinky. This design already looks beautiful, but to
make it even more Minnie appropriate draw a mouse shape on the side of your nail. For
the large dot I cut the toothpick almost in the middle because that is where toothpick
is the widest. For the ears snip away only the tip of the toothpick. For a bit more classic
Minnie mouse French manicure, you can use a nude polish for the base. Here I decided
to draw a bunch of mouse heads only on my ring finger as an accent. That’s how you
can always make countless variations from one design idea – just switch up the colors
and voila, you have a brand new and unique nail art every time.
Last but not least, let’s create this very easy but lovely sheep design! Start by applying
two layers of green polish for the grass, which is sheep’s favorite dish! To draw
the sheep, simply dip the toothpick into white polish and make several dots close together,
as if you were drawing a fluffy cloud. I am going to draw three of them, so three clouds
for me. To give your sheep a head make four dots forming a triangular shape like so. Then
add a pair of eyes to each sheep using a white polish. While waiting for these to dry, let’s
draw some legs to our fluffy friends. With the tip of the toothpick make 4 short lines
for each sheep by barely touching the nail. Lastly make a tiny black dot on top of each
white eye for a more realistic look. If you want you can also draw some flowers on empty
places like me. I went for three of them – two pink and one blue flower. One flower for each
sheep. How cute does this one look! I love all the animals, but sheep are definitely
one of my favorites. And baby lamb, oh my god, don’t even get me started, I just love
them too much! In the end apply a layer of the fast drying top coat to give this cute
design some shine and protection. And that’s it for today’s nail art tutorial.
Give the video a thumbs up if you want me to film another episode of the toothpick nail
art. Also don’t forget to tell me in the comments below, which design is your favorite. Thank
you for watching my videos and for all your support, it literally means the world to me.
I heart you and I’ll talk to you soon! Bye. You don’t have to visit a professional salon
to get beautiful nails. Be your own nail artist – all you need is a nail polish some creativity
and… a toothpick.