Christian Louboutin – Red Bottoms Nails
Everyone is familiar with the sleek and sophisticated look of the infamous Christian Louboutin nude red bottom pumps. This design was inspired by that. I wanted simple and sleek but with a little twist.
Here are the products I used to create this nail design:
• 100/180 grit nail file – File Emory Board Set 5 100/180 Grit Creative Nail Design Polish Buffer
• No Lift Nail Primer .75oz
• No-Lift Nails Monomer Liquid
• 5pcs Acrylic Nail Art UV Gel Carving Pen Brush Liquid Powder DIY No. 2/4/6/8/10
• Tammy Taylor Nail Powder 2.5 Oz Dramatic Pink
• Nail forms – Nail Art Guide Form Acrylic UV Gel Tips Extension 500ps
• e.l.f. 4 Piece Nail Polish Set – Color Nude
• Kiss nail art paint polish, red
• Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, 0.5 Ounce
I began with removing the old nail polish and designs. I like to use %100 Acetone nail polish remover. It makes the process a lot easier and faster.
Since I am doing a fill-in, I try to remove as much of the acrylic that has lifted with my nail nippers.
Once that is complete, I file my nails making them as smooth as possible. I also file my nails into the shape I desire. For this look, I was going for a more almond shaped nail.
I use a cotton round with acetone to remove any excess dust and to remove any oils from the nail. Add a little primer my natural nail only, then I began to apply the acrylic. I take my time with this process. I like for my fill-ins to look like a fresh set of nails. A pet peeve of mine is harsh fill lines.
When that process is complete, I then file and buffs my nails. It’s really important to take your time with this step as well. If the nail is not smooth, it will be very noticeable once you apply the nail polish.
Next, I wash my hands to remove any dust and towel dry completely.
Then I apply the ELF polish. I am unsure of the name of this polish. It came in a set of four. None of the nail polishes had names (weird I know lol). But any nude brown color would do. I applied two coats of polish.
Next I used Kiss nail art paint in red. These nail art paints are great because they come with the long, slender brush which makes it easy to apply. Also the paint itself is a little thicker than regular nail polish so one coat is all that is needed. For this design, I paint the edges first, and then I use a small angled nail art brush to paint the underside of the nail.
Once it is all completely dry, I use two coats of the Seche Vite top coat.