Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Permanent Marker Nails

every once in a while when i'm reading another blog i see an idea and i smh wondering "why didn't i think of that?!" 

i had an experience like that recently when reading kiki & company. she created this cute yellow ducky nail tutorial using permanent marker. you read that right, permanent marker. it was ridiculously adorable and simple. at that moment i decided rather than invest in any more polish, permanent markers would be my next purchase.

after browsing the office aisle at Target i settled on a pack of BIC Permanent Markers. for $7 i went home with 14 colors. considering a single polish can cost anywhere from $7-10 i figured it was a bargain. 

having never tried this before, i decided to begin with something simple. painting my nails white i added pink stripes and the loved the result. now doesn't that make you want to go out and get your own pack of markers? think of the possibilities.


no DIY mani sesh is complete without hooking up my sissy boo. we used our markers to paint cute little Hello Kitty nails.


  1. Such a great idea! Yeah, I'm totally getting some markers, lol. ;)

  2. Duh! Why didn't I think of that too?! O, I bet the metallic markers would look amazing!!

  3. Such a good idea! I can't wait to try it!

  4. Cute nails! both the stripes and the hello kitty design make me think of the 80s for some reason.

    1. haha, i AM a product of the 80's so that infusion is probably correct :)

    2. Great idea. Couple of months ago, a friend of mine was telling me, when her polish chipped, she would use magic marker. I was like, Wow! Wait 'till I tell her this! Then we're both going to get some markers

  5. I thought about using markers before, I really want acrylic paints because it give more control than a watery nail polish, the hello kitty is so cute, I so want to try the marker thing, thanks for sharing :3.