I have been so busy this Holiday season that I haven’t set time aside for my nails. I received another package in the mail from Born Pretty Store that included some gorgeous nail treats and a few Christmas themed nail art items. So, I decided to try them out. I came up with this Christmas Glitter nails with red and gold glitter tips.
Products used for this design:
- Nails Forms
- No-lift Nail Primer
- No-lift Acrylic Liquid
- LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic
- Beauty Secret’s Clear Acrylic Powder
- Red Glitter Born Pretty Store (use CVEK31 10% off code)
- Gold Star nail art Born Pretty Store (use CVEK31 10% off code)
- A/b Czech crystal rhinestones
- Red Rhinestones
- Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat
- IBD Soak off Builder Gel
- UV/LED nail lamp
For these Christmas Glitter Nails, I opted for sculpture nails this time instead of using nail tips. A sculptured nail is when a nail form (usually made of paper and is disposable) is used to create the nail extension. I wanted to be able to really shape the c-curve of the nail and this is best achieved with sculpted nails. I used LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic for the base color of the nails.
For the glitter tips I applied a thin layer of Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder mixed with red glitter (from Born Pretty Store). Before the glitter mixed dried, I applied the small gold stars from Born Pretty’s Christmas decoration wheel on to the tip. I then encapsulated the entire nail tip with clear acrylic powder.
I used nail tweezers from Born Pretty Store to gently pinch the sides of the nail to form a deeper c-curve before the acrylic completely hardened.
Next I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails. Then I applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel top coat. I cured it in my UV/LED nail lamp for 120 seconds.
Next, I placed a small amount of the IBD soak off builder gel to my nails and used that to adhere my rhinestones. After all of the stones were placed to my liking, I cured for 120 seconds.
And that’s it. A fairly simple but elegant Christmas Glitter Nails nails. I love the simplicity of this design with a hint of bling lol. Tell me your thoughts below!!