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100,000 Subscriber Giveaway Winner

Hi Everyone!  I want to thank you all again for your continued support.  Without all of you, this would not be possible. I know everyone is anxious to know the winner of the giveaway… so i’ll get right into it!

The winner of the giveaway is:

Victoria Clark

Thank you everyone that submitted entries.  We will be hosting more giveaways in the future through YouTube community posts.  Make sure you are subscribed to the LongHairPrettyNails YouTube channel and have notifications (Bell Icon) turned on to be sure not to miss anything!

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100,000 Subscribers! – Huge Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  As you can see from the title, I am finally getting to my 100,000 subscriber giveaway! For those of you new to my blog and/or channel, I recently hit 100,000 subscribers on YouTube!   It has been a long road and I am just so grateful for you all.  If it weren’t for your support, I would never have been able to achieve this.  So, to show my deepest appreciation, we will be holding this giveaway that includes a lot of nail goodies.

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Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails | Refill and Redesign

Hello guys, this is Evie and welcome back to my blog.  I hope you all are doing great.  In this post, I will show how to do Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails.  Instead of doing a brand new full set, I decided to do a refill and redesign. This is another great design for Valentine’s Day. I used Pink glitter and Angel glitter from our shop to create this beautiful set of ombre acrylic nails.


So, before we get started, I want to feature this new clear acrylic nail polish stand that I recently received from banggood.com.  First of all, I just love that it goes with my whole clear decor. It’s a major upgrade for me.  It is made of nice quality acrylic and it beats the foam homemade nail polish stand I had before.  My collection of nail polishes have been growing rather quickly lately and the little homemade foam stand I was using was already at capacity due to it’s limited size.  So, needless to say, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this stand.  Now I have a place for all of my little polishes looking like soldiers lined up and ready for nail war!

Clear acrylic nail stand.
Clear acrylic nail stand from banggood.com

Clear acrylic nail stand
The stand really blends in with my other clear acrylic pieces.

Removing the Old Design


These are my current nails and they have been on for about two weeks.  I’m going to do a fill in and a design change and get these babies taken care of.

French Tip Glass Nails with Encapsulated Flower & Glitter | Gearbest Haul
This is the old design I am removing and replacing.


I’m going to be using these very large nippers that I got from gearbest.com.  These nippers are BIG and heavy duty.  I got these because I want to be able to remove large stones and also cut down my nails when it’s time to take them off.  I want to be able to do that with ease.

Large Nippers for Acrylic Nails
Nippers from gearbest.com


These nippers just pop my big stone right off with minimal effort.  These make everything so much quicker.  I don’t have to fight with the stones anymore.  I used to have to nip away piece by piece to get stones removed.  But now it just take 1 squeeze and all of the stones pop off.  This is definitely a time-saver.

Large nippers removing blue sapphire Swarovski crystals
Large nippers removing Blue Sapphire Swarovski Crystals

Large nippers removing small iridescent crystals
Large nippers removing small iridescent crystals


After getting all of the stones off, i’m going to take my e-file and medium grit safety bit and take the bulk off of the nails.  I want to get them filed down as flat as I can because i’m going to be doing a new design on top.

Medium grit safety bit
Taking the bulk of the nail acrylic down with a medium grit safety bit.

Creating the New Set of Ombre Acrylic Nails


I’ll be using our Pink and Angel glitter mixes, Clear Acrylic and Naoi Nails Mega White Acrylic

Pink and Angel glitter
Pink glitter (left), Angel glitter (right)

Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic

Natural Nail Preperation


I’m going to start off with the Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator.  I am applying it to my natural nails.

Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator
Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator

Applying Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator
Applying Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator


Next i’m going to use No Lift Nails Primer and apply this to my natural nails as well.

No Lift Nails Primer
No Lift Nails Primer

Applying No Lift Nails Primer
Applying No Lift Nails Primer to each nail

Nail Acrylic Application


I’m filling in my nails using the clear acrylic.  And i’m just doing a very thin layer of clear.  I’ve had some request to do fill ins but I typically don’t do them as I like to have permanent acrylic nail designs and I really love a fresh set.  But I do want to show you guys that have been asking how you can go about doing your own fill in.

Applying a small bead of clear acrylic to the cuticle area
Applying a small bead of clear acrylic to the cuticle area.


Once I’ve filled in all of my nails with clear, i’m taking the while acrylic and applying it to the tip and i’m feathering it backwards to create a nice ombre.  Make this layer is really thin.  I’m trying to make it as thin as possible because I don’t want these nails to be thick.

Applying a bead of Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Applying a bead of Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic to the tip of the nail.

Feathering the Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Feathering the Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic by pulling backwards towards the cuticle.

Glitter and Clear Acrylic Mix Application


Next I pick up some pink glitter. Pick up small bead of clear acrylic and dip it into the pink glitter to apply it to the nails. Carefully work it around the cuticle area and then bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail to create a nice gradient effect.  I just add more glitter wherever I see fit. Try to make it more dense and compact near the cuticle and begin to get more sparse as move down the nail until you get that nice gradient effect.

Carefully work the acrylic mix around the cuticle area
Carefully work the acrylic mix around the cuticle area

Bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail
Bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail to create a nice gradient effect.


Once the pink is laid the way I like, I take the angel glitter mix and apply it to where the pink fades out. Overlap it to create a nice transition between the two glitters.  I’m also making sure that this is a thin layer as well.

Apply the Angel glitter
Apply the Angel glitter to where the pink fades out and overlap it to create a nice transitions.


Once everything is to my liking, I seal it all in by encapsulating the entire nail with clear acrylic.

Encapsulate the nail
Encapsulate the nail with clear acrylic.

I forgot to mention that i’m using the #8 Alpha Kolinsky Oval shaped brush. This brush is one my favorite brushes.  It’s one of my go to brushes and just makes me feel like a professional!


Repeat the same process for each nail.

Repeat each step for all of your acrylic nails.
Repeat each step for all of your acrylic nails.

Filing and Shaping Acrylic Nails


This is what the nails look like after the acrylic has set and is ready for shaping and filing.

Acrylic nails ready for shaping and filing
Nails ready for filing and shaping


I like to start off with a hand file on the 100 grit side.  I do this to crispen up the shape and smooth over the nail.

100 grit hand nail file
Start shaping with a 100 grit hand nail file.


This is what the nails look like after all of the hand filing is done.

Filing and Shaping acrylic nails
Nails filed and shaped


I also like to take my medium grit safety bit and work this around the cuticle area.  This seals off the acrylic, prevents lifting and makes it look super flush.

Medium grit safety bit
Clean up cuticles with a medium grit safety bit

Gel Topcoat Application and Curing


Now i’m going in with the Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat and applying it to all of the nails.  This is my favorite part because you can really see how all of the glitter comes to life.

Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat
Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat

Applying Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat
Applying Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat


I think this is one of my favorite sets.  I really love this color combination.  It just looks so gorgeous.

Gel Topcoat
See how the glitter just comes to life after the topcoat is applied!


I cure the nails in my SunUV LED lamp for 60 seconds.

Cure Gel Topcoat polish under led lamp
Cure in SunUV LED lamp

Acrylic Nail Set Finishing and Reveal


And as a final step, I apply some cuticle oil.

Applying Cuticle Oil
Apply some cuticle oil to each finger


That’s our set of pink and angel ombre acrylic nails.  And i’m so in love with these.  Like, I don’t think i’m going to take these off.  I hope you all enjoyed this nail tutorial and set as much as I did.  See ya in my next one!

Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails | Refill and Redesign


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Outstanding Ideas Of Art Nails Designs

Outstanding Ideas Of Art Nails Designs

 

As you all know, I love experimenting with my nails. I like trying new nail designs and showing you the process of their creation. From glitter to pink nude nails; this is something that I really enjoy! I love having an outlet to show my creativity. But now I`d like to share my plans for future acrylic nail designs. Here I want to present the most outstanding nail designs of 2017 that I can’t wait to try soon. Of course, my little gallery consists of just acrylic nail art ideas, because let’s face it;  I love acrylic nails! And for those who don`t know why I prefer acrylic, I wish to share all the benefits of using this protective coating.

 

Benefits of acrylic nails:

  • you’ll get the nail coating that is stronger than gel nails that`s why it`ll protect your nails better;
  • you’ll get the perfect surface to paint colors and designs on;
  • you won’t spend a lot of money as acrylic is less expensive than gel nails;
  • in the case of damage, you always can repair them yourself.

 

Nothing can change my love for acrylic nails. I’ll stop talking now and let you look at some of the best nail art designs. 

 

Gorgeous Abstract Nails

Outstanding Ideas Of Art Nails Designs

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWklStvF1pu/?taken-by=envisionsnailsandspa

Tender Turquoise Design

Outstanding Ideas Of Art Nails Designs

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuqmjFFjo7/?taken-by=envisionsnailsandspa

Amazing Orange-Silver Tips

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSoOUMHlJ6e/?taken-by=envisionsnailsandspa

Black White But So Versalite

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRgPLtWlgda/?taken-by=envisionsnailsandspa

Blue Glam Nail Art Idea

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW0RhjolNVV/?tagged=acrylicnails

Posh Blending Nude, Black And Neon

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKktyDGgJcZ/?taken-by=xcouturenails

Embellished Huge Bling Nails

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE9IKizgVXN/?taken-by=xcouturenails

Adorable Short Wine Red Art Nails

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHWB0X0gRwC/?tagged=winerednails

Creative Symbolic Nail Design

https://www.instagram.com/p/-DmZ19gVdG/?taken-by=xcouturenails

Elegant Pink-Black Nail Idea

https://www.instagram.com/p/8BlCBaAVQH/?taken-by=xcouturenails

Blue-Nude Nails With Silver Sequins

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRYwLVSFvw3/?taken-by=xcouturenails

Spotted Coral – Spotted White

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWzMe71huTe/?taken-by=nailsbyislandgirljudy

Awesome Matte Nails Of Two Main Colors

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR9bJZygsSQ/?taken-by=nailsbythao

Gray Ombre With Floral Design

https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8JHRLBu9y/?taken-by=nailsbythao

Best Blood Drip Halloween Nails

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMHvvVphs6U/?taken-by=nailsbythao

How do you find these nail art ideas? Have you chosen the design for your next mani?

Outstanding Ideas Of Art Nails Designs

 

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Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic – LongHairPrettyNails

Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic. I love working with acrylic to create nail designs. The more intricate the better! However I know many people may not know how to apply acrylic or may not have the time to do a full set of nails. I’m going to show you how I create fake nails at home with no acrylic and achieve salon perfect results. Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic

For this nail design I used ECBasket Long Stiletto False Nails. These nails are made of good quality materials so they won’t bend and break easily. I love that these nails are pre-shaped into a stiletto shape so you don’t have to do a bunch of filing and shaping. This is a 500 piece set with 10 different sizes. Also it is super affordable at only $8.99. Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic

I start off with clean bare nails. I soaked off my previous acrylic nails. I’ve already prepped my natural nails by pushing back the cuticles and using my cuticle clean nail bit to remove dead skin from the nail plate. I used the 180 grit side of my Beauty Secret’s 100/180 grit nail file to light file the surface of each nail to remove the shine. 

Next I used IBD brush on nail glue. I applied the glue to the inside of the false nail then applied the false nail to my natural nails. I firmly pressed the nail in place for about 5 seconds. The IBD brush on glue dries really fast so that’s all it took. 

After all of the nails were applied, I lightly refined the stiletto shape using the 100 grit side of my nail file.  Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic

Then I painted my nails using the OPI Infinite Shine nail polish in color Silver on Ice. This polish applied very smooth and opaque. The metallic finish is really stunning. I applied two coats of this polish. 

After allowing the polish to dry completely, I applied a strip of the holographic striping tape from Naio Nails.

 

Next I applied Poochiez Nails Super Shine gel topcoat.

Before curing in my led lamp I applied Iridescent Crystals to the ring fingernail.

After curing in my Laguna Moon LED lamp for 60 seconds, this is the finished look.

The ECBasket stiletto false nails allows you to achieve the perfect acrylic look in less than 10 minutes.

Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic


Fake Nails at Home No Acrylic – LongHairPrettyNails

 

 

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Extreme Shatter Glass Nails – LongHairPrettyNails

Extreme Shatter Glass Nails. There is something about iridescent accents that just speak to my soul and take me to my happy place. Yes, it’s that serious! I have been in love with the shatter glass look for nails. I love how the holographic effect of the paper changes color depending on how the light hits it. Last time I did shattered glass nails on a pink nude base. This time I wanted to see how it would look using a clear base instead. For these extreme shatter glass nails using a clear base gives the ultimate shattered glass effect. Extreme Shatter Glass Nails

This is a full set of acrylic nails using clear nail tips. I prepped my natural nails by using my 180 grit nail file to lightly file the surface of my natural nails. By doing this, it allows the acrylic to adhere to the natural nail. Extreme Shatter Glass Nails

I used the IBD brush on glue to adhere the clear tips to my naturals. I like this glue because it dries really quick. It also dries clear. I then used my 100 grit hand file to blend the nail tip with my natural nail. Extreme Shatter Glass Nails Extreme Shatter Glass Nails Extreme Shatter Glass Nails Extreme Shatter Glass Nails

I applied the No Lift Nails primer. Next I used the Beauty Secrets clear acrylic powder and applied a really thin layer of acrylic. 

While the acrylic is still wet I applied the Precut Glass Shard Effect paper. I had to apply a small amount of clear acrylic before placing some of the glass shard paper because if you don’t move quick enough, the acrylic dries before you get a chance to apply the glass shard effect pieces. 

After all of the Precut Glass Shard Effect paper was in place, I encapsulated the entire nail with Beauty Secrets clear acrylic. 

Once all the acrylic is set, I used my hand file to shape the nails. I then finished filing the nails using the fine grit large cone bit from Todac USA.  I love to use this drill bit to the cuticle area flush and as natural looking as possible. 

After finishing the filing and shaping, I applied my all time favorite topcoat; the Poochiez Nails Super Shine gel topcoat. I cured this gel topcoat in my LED lamp for 60 seconds. Extreme Shatter Glass Nails

And this is the finished look. I love these Extreme Shatter Glass Nails. Super shiny and in your face.

The Precut Glass Shard Effect Paper is available here. This is perfect for those who hate or simply don’t have time to cut up iridescent paper into glass like pieces. 


Extreme Shatter Glass Nails – LongHairPrettyNails