Do-It-Yourself Fall Nail Art with D.I.D Nail Paint

Beauty, Beauty Tutorials, DIYs v October 20, 2015


While nail art is always in season, the colors of fall have inspired us! We teamed up with licensed technician and founder of D.I.D Nail Paint, Adrienne Banks, for this unique “fire nails” look! We used “Voyeur” as our base and “Sweet Potato Pie” & “All Reddy” for the “fire” – although, the look can be achieved with any set of colors. Enjoy & good luck!

Before you start, have all bottles slightly open and be prepared to move quickly! To achieve the fluidity of the design, base coat must be wet while applying the second (and third) layers of nail polish. Each nail must be fully painted at once before moving onto the next nail. 

What you’ll need: 2-3 nail paint/polishes, toothpicks, cardboard or business card, nail file (if necessary)



1. Using the nail polish brush, drop 5-7 drops of  nail paint onto a piece of paper.

2. Paint a thick coat of your base color onto your clean, filed, and primed nail. While the base is still wet…

3. Dip the toothpick into the drop of your “fire” color. Make a dot with the paint on the edge of your nail and begin to “drag and swirl” down your nail, using the end of the toothpick.





4. Making sure the nail paint is still wet, repeat the same step with the second “fire” color, if you have one. Mastering the “drag and swirl” technique takes some time. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries! As D.I.D. Nail Paint is free of formaldehyde, toluene or camphor, it easily comes off with a gentle wipe of nail polish remover.

5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for every nail.

6. Once all nails are completely dry, paint on the clear top coat, “Finish.” Voila!

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Phoebe Gillan

Phoebe is from San Francisco, California and has lived in Manhattan for a year. She is studying Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design, in her second year of their Bachelor of Business Administration program. When she’s not working on EcoHabitude’s blog or social media platforms, she loves to explore New York City rooftops, upcycle her clothes and learn new languages.

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