Despicable Me 2 Minion Nails: Assemble an Army of 10 Minions in 3 Easy Steps! #naildesign

Despicable Me 2 Minion Nails

Despicable Me 2 Minion Nails!
In 3 Easy Steps!

My niece was my muse and inspiration for this look but, to be honest who doesn’t love the Minions? The movie was super hilarious and I love how the focus was largely on the minions, it’s their turn to shine. I think what makes this look so special is that you can make the faces all unique and no matter if you’re a novice, intermediate or pro nail designer, your kids and tweens will love them!


Step 1: Get the Basics!

Paint your nails “Minion Yellow” which I call any polish that will closely resemble that of a Minion. Paint a blue French tip on each nail for the overalls and using a dotting tool paint eyeballs on each nail varying from one to two eyeballs like Minions have.

If you are just starting out with nail design, I would skip the white for the eyeballs and instead, paint them blue with a dotting tool. Then when the blue eyeballs have dried, just use a smaller dotting tool and dab a white dot in the center.


Step 2: Add the Details!

Using a small tip nail art brush and black nail polish draw in the details of the overalls by making a small square and button in the middle of the blue French tip to resemble a pocket and to outline the overalls.

Step 3: Last Touches!

Using the same blue polish draw their goggles by outlining the Minion eyeballs (skip this step if you took my short cut aforementioned) then switch back to black polish to finish the goggle straps and to draw in cute little smirks on your Minions. And of course, with your smallest dotting tool, dot in your Minions’ pupils. Remember, get as creative as you’d like, make them with funny smiles, serious or scared!

And you’re DONE!!

*Don’t forget your Top Coat*

Time needed : 20 mins

My favorite Minion is Kevin, who is your favorite Minion?

Thanks for checking out this look, let me know what other designs you’d like to see!




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  1. those are fabulous! Love these. I would have never thought of creating something like this. You make it look so easy!

  2. I love your Despicable Me nailpolish design! So creative! My family loves the two Despicable Me movies, and my kids think that the minions are hilarious. So cute!


  3. Cool! Love this. I will show it to my nieces as they love the characters of Despicable Me. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Such a cute idea! I got a big smile on my face just by seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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