Heritage day is a day for us South Africans to celebrate our culture and the diversity of our beliefs and traditions. So I thought the best way to commemorate this special day would be by sporting our beautiful South African flag on my nails.

Now I know you are probably thinking, “Wow this is going to be difficult” but surprisingly its not as hard as you think. Here is a step by step tutorial showing you how to create the perfect South African flag on your nail bed.

What you need:

1.       Green Nail polish
2.       Yellow/gold Nail polish
3.       Black Nail polish
4.       Blue Nail polish
5.       Red Nail polish
6.       White Nail polish

Step 1:
Draw the green Y in the middle of the nail.

green Y

green Y

Step 2:

Draw in the yellow/gold V.
yellow/gold V

yellow/gold V

 
Step 3:
Complete the triangular area with black nail polish.
 triangular area with black nail polish

triangular area with black nail polish

Step 4:
Fill in the white strips on either side of the green.

 white strips on either side of the green

white strips on either side of the green

Step 5:
Paint the top area with red (Note: the top area must be red or else your flag will be upside down and incorrect.).

Paint the top area with red

Paint the top area with red

Step 6:
Paint the bottom area with blue.

Paint the bottom area with blue.

Paint the bottom area with blue.

Step 7:
Don’t forget you clear top coat to help protect your beautiful patriotic design!

top coat to help protect your beautiful patriotic design!

top coat to help protect your beautiful patriotic design!

 

 

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