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DIY Testing Dip Powder Nail Kit from Amazon Prime

In this video I’m testing out a dip powder nail kit from Azure. This kit is available on Amazon and includes everything you need to create gorgeous dip powder nails. Check out the video is see my experience and my final thoughts on this kit.

Azure Dip Powder Starter Kit
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Alternate Colors Dip Powder Kit
Azure Beauty Store

Amazon Prime 30 Day Free Trial

Products Used:
Dip Powder Kit
Nail Tips
Nail Glue
Nail tip cutter
Iridescent Crystals

Music:
Yung Koolaid – In the lab

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Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails | Refill and Redesign

Hello guys, this is Evie and welcome back to my blog.  I hope you all are doing great.  In this post, I will show how to do Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails.  Instead of doing a brand new full set, I decided to do a refill and redesign. This is another great design for Valentine’s Day. I used Pink glitter and Angel glitter from our shop to create this beautiful set of ombre acrylic nails.


So, before we get started, I want to feature this new clear acrylic nail polish stand that I recently received from banggood.com.  First of all, I just love that it goes with my whole clear decor. It’s a major upgrade for me.  It is made of nice quality acrylic and it beats the foam homemade nail polish stand I had before.  My collection of nail polishes have been growing rather quickly lately and the little homemade foam stand I was using was already at capacity due to it’s limited size.  So, needless to say, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this stand.  Now I have a place for all of my little polishes looking like soldiers lined up and ready for nail war!

Clear acrylic nail stand.
Clear acrylic nail stand from banggood.com

Clear acrylic nail stand
The stand really blends in with my other clear acrylic pieces.

Removing the Old Design


These are my current nails and they have been on for about two weeks.  I’m going to do a fill in and a design change and get these babies taken care of.

French Tip Glass Nails with Encapsulated Flower & Glitter | Gearbest Haul
This is the old design I am removing and replacing.


I’m going to be using these very large nippers that I got from gearbest.com.  These nippers are BIG and heavy duty.  I got these because I want to be able to remove large stones and also cut down my nails when it’s time to take them off.  I want to be able to do that with ease.

Large Nippers for Acrylic Nails
Nippers from gearbest.com


These nippers just pop my big stone right off with minimal effort.  These make everything so much quicker.  I don’t have to fight with the stones anymore.  I used to have to nip away piece by piece to get stones removed.  But now it just take 1 squeeze and all of the stones pop off.  This is definitely a time-saver.

Large nippers removing blue sapphire Swarovski crystals
Large nippers removing Blue Sapphire Swarovski Crystals

Large nippers removing small iridescent crystals
Large nippers removing small iridescent crystals


After getting all of the stones off, i’m going to take my e-file and medium grit safety bit and take the bulk off of the nails.  I want to get them filed down as flat as I can because i’m going to be doing a new design on top.

Medium grit safety bit
Taking the bulk of the nail acrylic down with a medium grit safety bit.

Creating the New Set of Ombre Acrylic Nails


I’ll be using our Pink and Angel glitter mixes, Clear Acrylic and Naoi Nails Mega White Acrylic

Pink and Angel glitter
Pink glitter (left), Angel glitter (right)

Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic

Natural Nail Preperation


I’m going to start off with the Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator.  I am applying it to my natural nails.

Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator
Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator

Applying Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator
Applying Naio Nails Nail-Prep Dehydrator


Next i’m going to use No Lift Nails Primer and apply this to my natural nails as well.

No Lift Nails Primer
No Lift Nails Primer

Applying No Lift Nails Primer
Applying No Lift Nails Primer to each nail

Nail Acrylic Application


I’m filling in my nails using the clear acrylic.  And i’m just doing a very thin layer of clear.  I’ve had some request to do fill ins but I typically don’t do them as I like to have permanent acrylic nail designs and I really love a fresh set.  But I do want to show you guys that have been asking how you can go about doing your own fill in.

Applying a small bead of clear acrylic to the cuticle area
Applying a small bead of clear acrylic to the cuticle area.


Once I’ve filled in all of my nails with clear, i’m taking the while acrylic and applying it to the tip and i’m feathering it backwards to create a nice ombre.  Make this layer is really thin.  I’m trying to make it as thin as possible because I don’t want these nails to be thick.

Applying a bead of Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Applying a bead of Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic to the tip of the nail.

Feathering the Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic
Feathering the Naio Nails Mega White Acrylic by pulling backwards towards the cuticle.

Glitter and Clear Acrylic Mix Application


Next I pick up some pink glitter. Pick up small bead of clear acrylic and dip it into the pink glitter to apply it to the nails. Carefully work it around the cuticle area and then bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail to create a nice gradient effect.  I just add more glitter wherever I see fit. Try to make it more dense and compact near the cuticle and begin to get more sparse as move down the nail until you get that nice gradient effect.

Carefully work the acrylic mix around the cuticle area
Carefully work the acrylic mix around the cuticle area

Bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail
Bring the glitter and clear mix down the nail to create a nice gradient effect.


Once the pink is laid the way I like, I take the angel glitter mix and apply it to where the pink fades out. Overlap it to create a nice transition between the two glitters.  I’m also making sure that this is a thin layer as well.

Apply the Angel glitter
Apply the Angel glitter to where the pink fades out and overlap it to create a nice transitions.


Once everything is to my liking, I seal it all in by encapsulating the entire nail with clear acrylic.

Encapsulate the nail
Encapsulate the nail with clear acrylic.

I forgot to mention that i’m using the #8 Alpha Kolinsky Oval shaped brush. This brush is one my favorite brushes.  It’s one of my go to brushes and just makes me feel like a professional!


Repeat the same process for each nail.

Repeat each step for all of your acrylic nails.
Repeat each step for all of your acrylic nails.

Filing and Shaping Acrylic Nails


This is what the nails look like after the acrylic has set and is ready for shaping and filing.

Acrylic nails ready for shaping and filing
Nails ready for filing and shaping


I like to start off with a hand file on the 100 grit side.  I do this to crispen up the shape and smooth over the nail.

100 grit hand nail file
Start shaping with a 100 grit hand nail file.


This is what the nails look like after all of the hand filing is done.

Filing and Shaping acrylic nails
Nails filed and shaped


I also like to take my medium grit safety bit and work this around the cuticle area.  This seals off the acrylic, prevents lifting and makes it look super flush.

Medium grit safety bit
Clean up cuticles with a medium grit safety bit

Gel Topcoat Application and Curing


Now i’m going in with the Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat and applying it to all of the nails.  This is my favorite part because you can really see how all of the glitter comes to life.

Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat
Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat

Applying Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat
Applying Poochiez Nails Super Shine Gel Top Coat


I think this is one of my favorite sets.  I really love this color combination.  It just looks so gorgeous.

Gel Topcoat
See how the glitter just comes to life after the topcoat is applied!


I cure the nails in my SunUV LED lamp for 60 seconds.

Cure Gel Topcoat polish under led lamp
Cure in SunUV LED lamp

Acrylic Nail Set Finishing and Reveal


And as a final step, I apply some cuticle oil.

Applying Cuticle Oil
Apply some cuticle oil to each finger


That’s our set of pink and angel ombre acrylic nails.  And i’m so in love with these.  Like, I don’t think i’m going to take these off.  I hope you all enjoyed this nail tutorial and set as much as I did.  See ya in my next one!

Pink Glitter Ombre Acrylic Nails | Refill and Redesign


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Short Square Copper Glitter Nails | Diva Collections


Short Square Copper Glitter Nails – This nail design is perfect for those of you that like a short, professional looking design with a splash of sas! The nail design features Diva Collections Dramatic Pink Acrylic Powder and Fine AB Copper Glitter.

Short Square Copper Glitter Nails

I was so excited and honored when Diva Collections reached out to me to try out some of there products. Diva Collections is a well known nail supply company which stocks a wide range of nail supplies and nail accessories. The have an almost endless assortment of glitters! They also have a wide range of acrylic powders, nail brushes, and nail treatments.

Products Used to achieve this nail design:

I started this design with bare nails. I soaked off my previous set of nails. After prepping my nails for the acrylic application, I used the nail forms, the Diva Collections Dramatic Pink Acrylic Powder, and the Diva Collections Fine AB Copper Glitter to sculpt my nails.

After the nails were sculpted to my liking, I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails. This I applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat to each nail and cured for 90 seconds in my Christrio LED nail lamp.

I really enjoyed doing thess Short Square Copper Glitter Nails. Such a sweet, simple look with a little twist!

Short Square Copper Glitter Nails

Let me know what you think. Share your thoughts below. Also, don’t forget to check out Diva Collections website for all of you nail care needs.


Short Square Copper Glitter Nails | Diva Collections

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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.

Glitter Coffin Nails Glitter Coffin Nails

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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LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude and Rainbow Sparkle is available now on the blog store. Click here to get yours!


Glitter Coffin Nails – LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle Acrylic Powder

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White Ombre Glitter Nails (Fill-in) | Born Pretty Store

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.

White Ombre Glitter Nails

This White Ombre Glitter Nails were really easy to create.

White Ombre Glitter Nails

How do you like these White Ombre Glitter Nails? Leave your thoughts below!


White Ombre Glitter Nails