This time around I wanted to try out a white acrylic design. I didn’t have time to remove the previous nails I had so I did a fill-in. This was a fill-in of my Valentine’s Day Nails. First I used nippers to remove any lifting acrylic. Then I used my electric nail drill to file the acrylic as thin as possible. Next I applied Tammy Taylor‘s Whitest White to each nail using my #12 Kolinsky brush. The Tammy Taylor Whitest White is not the easiest to work with because it sets super fast. However, using the Poochiez #12 Kolinsky brush helped a great deal. Since this brush to large, it hold more monomer which keeps the acrylic moist longer. Next I mixed clear acrylic with this beautiful fuchsia glitter from Born Pretty Store. I used my smaller #6 Kolinsky nail brush to apply the glitter to create the gradient effect.
This White Ombre Glitter Nails were really easy to create.
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I did a cute Valentine’s Day inspired design using the new Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel nail color in “It’s Sher-Bert Day”. If you are a nail freak like me, I’m sure you’re familiar with the affordablility and how easily acessible Wet n Wild products are. They’re available at most drug stores. Wet n Wild has really stepped up their nail polish game with this one. This polish has a gel formulation that requires no uv lamp or topcoat.
For this design, I applied nail tips and shaped them into an almond shape. I left them a bit longer and wider than what I wanted the final shape to be. It’s easier for me to do the shaping after the acrylic is laid.
I formed two hearts out of Tammy Taylor Whitest White acrylic powder which were used in the two heart design nails.
Next I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails. Then I applied the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish. I was really impressed with the quality of this polish. It’s a thick formulation that goes on really smooth and even. After applying two coats of the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish, you can seriously go without a topcoat.
I used a small dotting tool and the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish “It’s Sher-Bert Day” to accent the heart and glitter striped nails. Then used clear builder gel to adhere a/b crystals to both glitter nails.
I created a 3D acrylic bow using the Tammy Taylor Whitest White acrylic powder. Once the bow was formed, I added dots using the same polish and added a/b crystals to the center of the bow.
And here’s the final look. I added my favorite gel topcoat, Pink Gellac Ultra Shine, to the unpolished nails. I definitely could have went without the topcoat on the polished nails but it’s just a preference for me. Needless to say, I’ll be stalking my local Walgreens for the more colors of the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish.
Have you tried the Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish yet? What are your thoughts? Share below!
Firstly, instead of painting my nails red underneath like last time, I decided to use clear tips and red acrylic. I applied the clear tips to my nails. I shaped and blended them as usual. Then I put a thin layer of Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic powder on my nail bed. This will ensure that my natural nail will not stain from the super pigmented red acrylic. I use red acrylic to form my nail. With this technique, the red color will show through the clear tip underneath my nail. This is a much cleaner look then painting the underside red.
Next, I used one of my favorite nude nail polishes, OPI “Hands off my Kielbasa” and the Gelibility system to make the OPI polish into a long lasting gel polish. Gelibilty is an awesome two part system that turns ANY regular nail polish into a gel polish. Gel polishes are much more expensive than regular polish. It can get costly buying various colors of it. But with Gelibility, you can change the nail polish you already own, into Gel polish. Each Gelibility set equals about 25 gel manicures. This is an average savings of $375. Get Gelibility here: https://fbit.co/sI1
First I applied a thin layer of Gelibility Stick it Soak Off Gel Bonder. This helps the gel polish adhere better and last longer. I cure it in my UV/LED nail lamp for 60 seconds. Then I wiped the tacky layer off with alcohol. Then, I mixed equal parts of the OPI nail polish and Gelibility Dual Purpose Soak off Gel. I used the nail polish brush to mix the two really well. Then I applied a thin coat to my nails. You have to make sure the coats are thin. If it’s too thick, it will not cure properly. I learned this the hard way lol. I cured each coat for 60 seconds. It took 4 coats to get the desired coverage. To finish off your Gelibility manicure, all you have to do is apply a coat of the Dual Purpose Soak Off Gel, cure, then wipe off the tacky layer. But for this design, I wanted something glossier. I applied Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat to all my nails. Before I cured, I adhered a/b crystals to each ring finger. Adhering your rhinestones with gel gives them the ultimate hold without sacrificing shine. That is because you don’t have to apply anything on top of the stones like you do if you use a regular top coat nail polish. I am so in love with this design. The gel polish just really elevates this look in my opinion. It looks so much neater and definitely shinier! Tell me what you guys think! Share your thought below.
For this Soft Pink Bling nail design I used some beautiful nail decorations that I received from Born Pretty Store. This set is a fill in from the reverse French nails I did previously. I just slightly reshaped them and filled in the cuticle area as needed.
Once the re-fill was complete, I applied a coat of the Pink Gellac Ultra Gel topcoat to my ring finger nail. I flash cured that coat for 10 seconds in my uv/led lamp. The flash cure is to help the gel stay in place. I think applied the iridescent glitter to the nail. Because I only cured the gel topcoat for 10 seconds, the gel was still tacky, which helped the glitter stick. I used my finger to gently press the glitter into the gel, then I cured for 90 seconds in my uv/led lamp. Then I applied two coats of the gel top coat on top of the glitter nail. I cured in my nail lamp between each coat.
Next, I applied two coats of the Nanacoco Pinky Pink nails polish to my index finger nail on both hands.
Then I used IBD soak off builder gel to adhere the Iridescent cube, flower charm, and a/b crystals to my middle finger nail. The charms are pretty large so flash curing the gel once the charms were in place helped keep them from sliding around.
Finally, I applied a coat of the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine topcoat to each nail. I am in love with these nail charms! I expecially love the cubes. I will definitely be ordering more from Born Pretty Store.
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Soft Pink Bling Acrylic Nails – LongHairPrettyNails
This nail design is a marble effect design couple with a reverse French manicure. I wanted a nail design with a splash of color but still staying true to my favorite pink nude base.
I was inspired by @_STEPHSNAILS_ from Instagram. She is a nail tech from California that has the most unique nail designs. She only uses colored acrylic, no polish. I think it’s simply amazing that she is able to make those perfect lines and negative space designs using only acrylic. Maybe one day I’ll be able to master that technique. For now I used polish lol.
This is a sculpture acrylic nail set I did using the LongHairPrettyNails pink nude acrylic. I stepped my game up a purchased a larger acrylic brush. The size I used was #16. I must say that it made the process much faster. Although I love the size of the brush, I hate the quality. I purchased this from Sally’s Beauty Supply. This was the only size #16 brush they had. The quality is not so great. It states that it is Kolinsky Red Sable bristles, but it does not feel as soft as my other Kolinsky brushes. It got the job done though even though it was really hard to clean the brush throughout the process.
After completing the acrylic application. I filed, shaped, and buffed my nails. I used two nail polishes from Jessica Cosmetics for this design. I used color Embellished for the reverse french manicure. For the marble nail art, I used both Embellished and Adore Me. To create the marble effect. I place random drop of each polish on my nail. Then I used a small dotting tool to lightly swirl the colors together.
Lastly, I applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine gel topcoat to each nail. Before I cured it in my nail lamp, I placed a some a/b crystals on two nails, outlining the reverse french.
And that’s pretty much it. A sweet, simple design. Tell me what you this of this reverse french manicure with marble nail art. Share your thoughts below!
My first nail design of 2016 is this beautiful sent of coffin shaped nails featuring deep rich hues perfect for fall/winter. I switched things up a bit with some color. You guys know how much I love pink nude nails. However, every once in a while you have to have a little color lol. These nail polish colors are from the Phenom Vivid Colour Fall/Winter Collection from Jessica Cosmetics.
The nail polishes included in this set are Downtown Chic, Exquisite, First Class, Embellish, Decadent, and Crown Jewel.
I began this nail design by creating sculpture coffin shape nails using the LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude acrylic powder. Then I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails. Then I proceeded with different color polish for each nail using the Phenom Vivid Colour Fall/Winter Collection from Jessica Cosmetics. For the color block nail design, I used a small strip of tape down the center of the nail. Then I painted each side a different color. Once it was completely dry, I removed the tape which created the negative space design.
The Phenom Vivid Colour polish is very good quality. It has great coverage also. It took only two coats of each color. For the top coat, I use the Phemon Finale Shine by Jessica Cosmetics. This top coat was a shocker. You all know my favorite top coat of all time is Seche Vite. The Phemon Final Shine is just as good. The final embellishments are gold colored flat back beads from Born Pretty Store. I adhered then using the IBD soak off builder clear gel then cured under my UV/LED nail lamp for 90 seconds.
I’m excited to have these Phenom Vivid Colour nail polishes in my collection. I can’t wait to experiment more with them. I also have the Phenom Vivid Colour starter set that includes lighter shades which I’ll be trying out in a later nail design. Tell me what you think!
Phenom Vivid Colour Nail Polish | Color Block Coffin Nails