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DIY Grass Nail Art Tutorial

What could be more Summer than lush green grass?… or as I like to call it, “Where The Fairies Play.” This manicure is way easier than it looks. Check out the quick video above for the full tutorial. Get with the fairies!

Mr. Kate’s DIY Grass Nails aka Where The Fairies Play

What You Need:

  • Green polish
  • Dark green polish – or make your own like I did using black and green mixed together
  • Yellow nail polish
  • Thin tapered nail art brush – i got mine in the $8 pack of brushes I blogged about here!
  • Top coat
  • Other gel supplies if you’re using gel (light, cleanser, etc.) – see my basic at-home gel manicure tutorial here!
  • Whatever 3D nail art you want to add, if any. ex: rhinestones, fimo rod flowers, flower decals, etc.


  1. Prep your nails with a clear base coat.
  2. Using your tapered nail art brush and your dark green polish, paint blades of grass by starting at the base of your nail and dragging upwards so it ends in a point. Do a few probably around 5 to 7 blades and cure in the light or let dry if it’s regular polish.
  3. Next, use your bright green to make more blades of grass over the darker green blades. Cure or let dry.
  4. Use the yellow to do a couple more blades to fill in any gaps and create highlights to your prior blades. Cure or let dry.
  5. Paint a top coat and cure or let dry.
  6. Optional: Use a color to make one nail a solid color and embellish with a flower nail decal. Or use rhinestones and fimo flowers on a couple nails for some bling. Just seal the 3d gem or flower onto your nail with a couple coats of clear gel top-coat. If you’re using regular polish, use nail glue and then a top coat of clear.

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