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Is this week dragging by for you? It is for me! But we're one day closer to the weekend and one day closer until I get my roots done. It's pretty bad. It's evil, I say! Speaking of evil, this tutorial was originally slated for Halloween! Whoops. However, given recent silly events, it's kind of an appropriate tongue-in-cheek tutorial. And the colors are kind of appropriate for the holidays. Kind of?! Anyway, I think just about every culture has some sort of Evil Eye representation. Traditionally worn as a charm, the Evil Eye sends bad luck to those evil/envious or it offers protection from the Evil Eye (depending on the culture). The original hater-blocker! Ooh, I can't believe I just typed that! If you don't take life (or nail tutorials) too seriously, try this out! While I did two nails here, feel free to paint as many as you'd like! 


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I N G R E D I E N T S

Dotting tool

Navy, white, light blue, black polishes

base/top coat

S T E P S

Begin with a base coat. Allow to dry.

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Paint one coat of navy polish. 

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Using a dotting tool (purchased at beauty supply store, but I used the end of a shadow brush), 
place a large white dot on the center of the nail.

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Next, place a smaller light blue dot in the center of the white.

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Finish with a small black dot.

Paint a top coat. 

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T I P S
  • Don't worry if your "eye" isn't a perfect circle! Some evil eyes are more tear-shaped.
  • Be careful when adding your dot--the temptation is to make the dot thick. This will take forever to dry and is more likely to cause mistakes.
  • I tried this with a white background with the more traditional navy circle design, but didn't like it as much, but it might work better for you. Try it!
  • If you're really serious, paint the evil eye on the middle finger, he he.
  • Let each coat dry thoroughly before painting the next one.
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Let me know if you try it--I'd love to see pics.
How do you handle the "evil eyes" in your life?


PS: Need a gift for someone? Or yourself? You were REALLY good this year.