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Glitter Coffin Nails – LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle Acrylic Powder

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This glitter coffin nails design very glittery but wearable look. Using glitter acrylic makes an awesome permanent design. However, it can be a little time consuming when you have to mix the glitter and acrylic yourself. That’s why I decided to make my very own custom premixed glitter acrylic. LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle is your go to for the ultimate party nail. Click here purchase.

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Products used to create this design:

This design in a fill-in from my previous nail design. For these glitter coffin nails, I used my electric nail file to remove my old design. I also filed down the old acrylic pretty low to create a smooth foundation for the new nail design.

Glitter Coffin Nails

I used both LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude acrylic powder and LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle acrylic powder for this design. Glitter Coffin Nails

I applied No Lift Nails primer only to my natural nail. Then I began to apply the LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude AcrylicGlitter Coffin Nails Glitter Coffin Nails

Next I used a 100 grit nail file to make an extra crisp and perfect smile line. Glitter Coffin Nails

I then applied the LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle acrylic. This acrylic is slower setting, allowing you plenty of time to get your design perfect. Great for beginners!Glitter Coffin Nails

Then I used Beauty Secret’s Clear acrylic powder (available at Sally’s Beauty Supply) to escapsulate the glitter acrylic. Putting a layer of clear on top of the LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle is completely optional. This acrylic can be filed without compromising the glitter. rainbow.Still009 (1)

I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails, then applied Pink Gellac Ultra Shine gel topcoat. This is the finished look!

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Gelibility – Christian Louboutin Red Bottom Nails


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For this nail design, I redid the Christian Louboutin Red Bottoms inspired nails from last year. This has become one of my most popular designs. I can admit though, my execution of the design could have been a whole lot better. My nail skills has improved since then. So, I wanted to give it another try. This time with a different technique.

Products used to create this design:

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/sI1Gelibility

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.GelibilityGelibility
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.

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Phenom Vivid Colour Nail Polish | Color Block Coffin Nails


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.

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The nail polishes included in this set are Downtown Chic, Exquisite, First Class, Embellish, Decadent, and Crown Jewel.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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Christmas Glitter Nails – LongHairPrettyNails

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!


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Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails – Pink Nude Ombre


Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails – After wearing some crazy colors and designs for a few weeks, I was longing for my pink nude nails again.
This design is a pretty basic pink nude ombre but of course, I had to add a little something. I did a 3D
encapsulated flower on each ring finger nail.Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

Products used to create this design:

  • No-Lift Nails Primer
  • No-Lift Liquid Acrylic
  • Natural Color Nail Tips
  • GERmanikure Crystal Glass File
  • Iridescent Glitter (from Born Pretty Store)
  • Tammy Taylor Whitest White Acrylic Powder
  • Tammy Taylor P3 Acrylic Powder
  • Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder
  • Medium Pink Acrylic Powder (purchased from @nunis_nails on Instagram)
  • Kolinsky #6 Acrylic Brush
  • White and Silver Nail Art Paint
  • Pink Gellac Ultra Shine No-Wipe UV / LED Gel Top Coat

I removed my previous acrylic nail set and prepped my natural nails for a fresh acrylic nail application. I
love my acrylic nails but I also make a point to take care of my natural nails. I was sent a crystal glass nail
file from GERmanikure to try out. From my researched, I found out that glass files are much safer for
natural nails. This file is made of Boeheim glass and is chemically etched, which basically means that you
can file your natural nails in both directions without causing frays or gouges in the nail. It also shapes
them fast and leaves a smooth edge.Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

Next I applied my nail tips using Nailene nail glue. I get a lot of questions about this nail glue and I don’t
quite get that because this just regular cheap nail glue lol. I picked this up on my trips to the grocery
store. It lasts a long time for me. I haven’t had any nails break while using it.Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

Next, I trimmed that extra length with scissors and shaped them with the GERmanikure glass file. This file works great with artificial nails too. I find that I have better control with the file and I’m able to get the perfect shape more easily. Once again, I love that it leaves the filled edge smooth. Anyone else tired of stabbing yourself with sharp nails? Lol. Encapsulated 3D Acrylic NailsEncapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

I applied my No-Lift Nails primer to all ten nails. I then created the 3D flower. I formed the flower directly on my natural nail and made it as flat as possible. This will ensure that once I cover it with clear acrylic, the nail will not be too chunky.Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails encapnails.Still011 (1)

I then moved on to the rest of my nails. I applied Nuni Torrez Medium Pink acrylic powder to my nail bed and clear to the tips for the perfect natural gradient.Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

I filed, shapped, and buffed my nails. Then I used white and silver nail art paint to create some free-hand nail art on the two encapsulated nails. Finally, I applied Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat and cured for 60 seconds.encapnails.Still012 (1) Encapsulated 3D Acrylic NailsEncapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails

I love the simplicity of this design. This is actually my first time trying encapsulated 3D nail art. I love it and will definitely incorporate this into more designs in the future. Let me know what you think. Share your thoughts below.


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Halloween Nails w/ 3D Acrylic Art – LongHairPrettyNails


Halloween NailsI have been so in love with nude nails lately that I haven’t really been doing any complex nail art. I love crazy nail designs. I realized that I’ve never done a Halloween nail design before. So, I decided to see what I could come up with.

Products used to create this design:

I removed the aquarium nails from my previous design by soaking them in 100% acetone nail polish remover. I prepped my natural nail and applied a nail tip for added length. Then I applied the LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic Powder to the nail bed. Feathering the acrylic lightly towards the free edge so there would be no harsh lines.

Halloween Nails Next, I took a bead of Beauty Secret’s Clear Acrylic Powder then dipped in into the orange glitter mix from Born Pretty Store. I placed the glitter bead on the tip of the nail and lightly brushed it downwards to create a gradient effect. Halloween Nails I placed the Rose Gold Glitter just below the Orange Glitter and did the same technique.Halloween Nails Once everything was blended to my liking, I encapsulated the entire nail with Beauty Secret’s Clear Acrylic. Halloween Nails I incorporated the OPI nail polish into the design by cleverly covering up the white tips. I did a french tip on some nails and painted the entire nail on others. Halloween Nails Next, I use Orange Acrylic powder (purchased from Born Pretty Store) to create the pumkin. halloweenails.Still007 (1) I used an Xacto knife to make the indentations in the acrylic before if fully harded. I dipped the Xacto knife into the orange acrylic powder before doing this step. This keeps the knife from sticking to the acrylic. halloweenails.Still008 (1) I used Brown Acrylic powder, also purchased from Born Pretty Store, for the stem. halloweenails.Still009 (1) To create the ghost, I used Tammy Taylor Whitest White Acrylic powder. halloweenails.Still010 (1)

For the spider web, I used black acrylic nail art paint that I purchased from Sally’s Beauty Supply.halloweenails.Still011 (1) I used the same paint to create the face for the ghost and the pumpkin.halloweenails.Still012 (1) I received this tray and pen tool from Born Pretty Store. I love applying rhinestones to my nails, but I often have a difficult time placing the stones quick enough before the acrylic I use to adhere them, dries and harden. The tray keeps all of rhinestones organized. Mine had always found it’s way all over the place lol. The pen tool has wax on the tip which makes picking up the stones very easy. I was able to work quicker. That means I’ll be doing way more bling nail designs in the future!halloweenails.Still013 (1) halloweenails.Still014 (1) IMG_0971 (1)I’m really happy about how these turned out. Surprisingly, I received so many compliments on this set. What are your thoughts about these Halloween Nails? Share them below!


Halloween Nails w/ 3D Acrylic Art – LongHairPrettyNails