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Impress Your Friends With This Ridiculously Easy DIY Rain Drop Nail Art

Hey, you know what happens in the spring, pretty much no matter where in the U.S. of A. you call home? RAIN. Sure, it keeps you from getting another day on your base tan, but it also means it's too warm to snow (and plants and crops get the nutrients they need etc.etc. sciencesciencescience). SO, a way to remind yourself that there's a silver lining to rain even though it means you're probably going to have to wear your hair up, we created this little nail look that looks like clouds with droplets of rain sitting on top of them. Yes, that is nail polish—NOT WATER. The best part? It couldn't be easier to do.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

+ COVERGIRL XL Nail Gel in Buxom Blue

+ COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish in Snow Storm

+ COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish in Crystal Clear

+ Cotton balls

STEP 1

Paint each of your nails with COVERGIRL XL Nail Gel in Buxom Blue as the base. Then, let them dry.

STEP 2

Rip off a small piece of your cotton ball (small enough to use as a kind of fluffy brush for your nails) and dip it into the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish in Snow Storm to make the clouds. It doesn't matter if they look like cartoon clouds because these are supposed to look natural an organic—like real clouds! Now, let that layer dry.

STEP 3

Protect your clouds by sealing them with a little COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish in Crystal Clear as top coat. Then, let that layer dry.

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STEP 4

Now, the drops! Load the brush of your Crystal Clear polish bottle with juuust enough polish that it would easily drip off but not too much that it would run all over your nail. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and just tap the corner to different spots on your cloud manicure. TIP: If you position the clear dabs on top of blue polish, they'll pop better.

STEP 4

Once you're satisfied with the number of drips, let that sit until completely dry. Those first drops will start to dry a little flat, so just repeat the dripping process, going back over the first set, and ta-da! A rain drop mani that'll stun your friends.