This is a twist on the classic Pink and White Acrylic Nails set. I wanted to practice more on perfecting the reverse application technique for applying the French tip design. But, I didn’t want just a plain pink and white set. So, I gained some more inspiration from Nunis_Nails.
I saw this picture on his Instagram and a simple pink stiletto nail set with an accent pink and white nail. I wondered why I never thought of that lol. So I decided to do a design inspired by this. For my design, I added the pink and white tip on every other nail and my accent nails are emblished with pearls and clear rhinestones.
Products used to create this design:
- Tammy Taylor P3 Acrylic Powder
- Beauty Secret’s Pink Acrylic Powder
- No-lift Nails Liquid Acrylic (Monomer)
- Size #6 Acrylic Brush
- Gold Nail forms
- Tammy Taylor Whitest White Acrylic powder
- Various sizes of clear rhinestones (purchased from ebay)
- Various sizes of flat back pearls (purchased from ebay)
- FolkArt White Acrylic Paint
- Seche Vite topcoat
I began this set as I do most of mine. I trimmed my natural nails and removed any protein buildup around the cuticle. Then I lightly filed the shine off of my nails.
Next I applied my nail form and primer. I use the Tammy Taylor P3 powder mixed with Beauty Secret Pink acrylic. I mix the two, because it gives me the perfect color. The Tammy Taylor P3 powder is too opaque on it’s on. Also it set really fast. When working on the nail bed, I need a little extra time to shape the nails so mixing the slow setting Beauty Secret’s acrylic helps a lot. As stated above, I did the reverse application method which is when you began applying the acrylic to the nail bed first. I form the acrylic into my desired shaped nail bed. For me, I have to shorten my nail beds some. I have long nail beds, so if I were to follow the natural shape of them, then I would have less white and more pink. I love to have a lot of “tip” lol, so this is why I do it this way. Of course, everyone’s nail shape is different, so you have to do what work for you. I always have a problem with getting the smile lines perfect with the traditional method of applying acrylic. Doing this technique helps with creating the perfect smile line with ease.
The next I use the Tammy Taylor Whitest White acrylic for the free edge. This is my favorite white acrylic because it is truly a bright white and doesn’t yellow over time. However, it does set really fast so I have to work quickly when applying it. The awesome thing about the reverse method is even if you get a little white acrylic on the nail bed, once you file the nail, the smile will be perfect.
I wanted to stay a little simple this time, so I just did a thin white outline on the bare nails and added some various sizes of clear rhinestones and pearls to one nail on each hand.
I am really pleased with the final product. How do you like this twist on the classic Pink and White Acrylic Nails? Share your thoughts below!