How-To: Ice Cream Drip Nails

Celebrity nail artist Jin Soon Choi shares her technique for achieving the perfect summer nail look, inspired by a favorite treat: ice cream!

 

Step 1. Apply Power Coat Base Coat.

YOUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FREE

Enjoying this story? Subscribe to the American Salon Newsletter

Get inspirational trends, techniques, tips, education and the latest beauty news delivered right to your inbox! To read on the go, sign up today to get weekly beauty news and updates.

Step 2. Apply 2 coats of Pinky over the entire nail. 

Step 3. Using your flavor color of choice (such as Love, used here) draw an irregular wave on the nails. These can be nonuniform, like a real ice cream drip.

Step 4. To create drips, use a dotting tool and place a dot where you want the rounded bottom of the drip to land. Then using the edge of the nail polish brush and connect the dot to the wave.

Step 5. Once the drips have dried, dab a topper like Fab or Dotty overtop to create instant sprinkles.

Step 6. Wait for the nail art to dry as much as possible before applying Top Gloss or HyperGloss top coat.

Suggested Articles

Hair accessories are one of the key trends this year, so create this headband style with these simple steps.

Award-winning Black artist and educator Miki Wright explores the question: Do Black lives really matter in the beauty industry?

Keys, who has been a long-time proponent of no-makeup makeup, is partnering with e.l.f Cosmetics to launch a lifestyle beauty brand.