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.
How do you like these White Ombre Glitter Nails? Leave your thoughts below!
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!
I have mentioned my favorite nail technician, Nuni Torres, on previous post. He showcases his gorgeous work on his Instagram, @Nunis_nails. Well, he also sales custom colored acrylic powders. I recently took advantage of a sale he was having on his popular cover pinks. I purchased two in colors light pink (on the left) and intense pink. The containers are 1oz. This is a picture of Nuni’s work. He is truly amazing! This is one of my favorite designs by him. He used intense pink acrylic for this look and this was my inspiration for my design. Minus the rhinestones. Products used to create this design:
This set was very simple for the most part. I did this set with nail forms as I always do. I used this set to further practice on my reverse application technique. This thing I love the most about Nuni’s nails, is his smile line are always so perfect. Now working with the same acrylic powders that he uses, I understand how he does it. This powder is slow setting which gives you ample time to create the perfect smile line. The acrylic also is self leveling so you get a smooth appearance without having to manipulate the acrylic too much. I love this color as well. I tried mixing my own cover pinks but they never turned out right. The problem I always have with other pink acrylics is they are never opaque enough. This mix is perfect. This color, although very intense, is still a natural looking pink color. I would like to purchase all of his available color. Going to start saving up now! Tell me what you think!
This nail design is a Christmas favorite of mine. Every Holiday season, I have to do some sort of Candy Cane or Peppermint design. This time around I did the candy cane design on clear nails. I love the effect it gives with the clear peeking through, almost like an ice sickle. The candy cane design is completely hand-painted and the bow is of course hand sculpted as well!
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.
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.
Next, I use the same small flat nail brush (once red polish is thoroughly removed) and remove any polish on the cuticle or sides of the nail.
Once it is all completely dry, I use two coats of the Seche Vite top coat.
Here I show how I do my fill-ins for my glitter nails. I originally was going to soak these off and do a whole new set, but I figured I’d try something new. This time I tried a gradient/ombre effect by filling in with a lighter color glitter acrylic. Then topped it off with a very simple 3D acrylic flower. I really love how this turned out.