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Natural Acrylic Nails | Acrylic Overlay


Natural Acrylic Nails – I kept my previous nail design on longer than I would have liked. I typically change my nails every 2 weeks. However, due to me schedule, I just wasn’t able to get to it. Well once I did have the time to finally sit down and pamper myself, I soaked off my previous set of nails and noticed how long my natural nails had grown. I really didn’t want to cut them, so I chose to do an acrylic overlay on my natural nails.

Natural Acrylic Nails

Products used to create this nail design:

  • No-Lift Nails Primer
  • No-Lift Nails Acrylic Liquid
  • Nail Forms
  • Poochiez 100% Kolinsky Acrylic Brush #12
  • Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder
  • Electric Nail Drill
  • 100/180 Grit Nail File
  • Orange Nail Buffer Block
  • A/B Czech Crystals
  • Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat
  • Christrio LED Nail Lamp

I prepped my nails for the acrylic application by using the 100 grit side of my nail file to lightly take the shine off of my natural nails. Then I applied No-Lift Nails Primer to each nail. I then applied a second coat of the primer right before I applied the acrylic. The acrylic I used for this natural acrylic nails design in Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic powder. I used a nail form for my middle finger nail because that nail was chipped. I made sure to apply a thin layer of acrylic to each nail as I didn’t want these nails to be too thick and chunky.

After the acrylic was applied, I filed, shaped, and buffed my nails. Using the Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic was perfect for showing my natural nail’s beauty. I was able to get a better view of it once the filing and shaping was complete. I then applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat to each nail and cured for 90 seconds in my Christrio LED nail lamp. This nail design was fairly simple so I just wanted to add a little something to it with a few crystals.

Natural Acrylic Nails

I’m so in love with this Natural Acrylic Nails design. It makes me want to grow out my natural nails even longer. Let me know what you think, Share your thoughts below!


Natural Acrylic Nails | Acrylic Overlay

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Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails with Rose Gold Glitter


Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails

I have been neglecting my nails lately. As you might have noticed, it’s bee a few weeks since my last nail post. I’ve been extremely busy these past couple of weeks, but I finally set aside a little time to breath some life in my nails again.

This time around I decided to take it back to the basics (somewhat lol) with the classic long pink and white acrylic nails with a little twist. It has been a while since I did a french tip. I must say, my smile lines have gotten a lot better. The pink I used was of course my custom LongHairPrettyNails nude pink. The white acrylic I used was Whitest White by Tammy Taylor. The glitter used for the rose gold tips is from Born Pretty Store. Use the code CVEK31 to get an additional 10% off your order!

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Products used to create this design:

This is a fresh nail set, so I started by soaking my previous set off and prepping my natural nails for the acrylic application. After prepping my natural nails, I applied the nail tips and shaped them to my liking.

I used the LongHairPrettyNails pink nude for the nail bed. Pink Nude Acrylic Nail Powder

I applied the acrylic using the reverse application method. Which is basically applying the acrylic to the nail bed first and shaping the edge for the smile line. Once the nail bed is shaped. All you do is apply the white acrylic to the free edge and it doesn’t have to be neat. That is because when you file the nail, it will reveal the perfect smile line 🙂Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails

For the glitter tips, I used the reverse technique as well. To apply the glitter, I picked up a bead of Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder, then dipped in into the glitter. I then used the glitter/clear acrylic bead to fill in the free edge. I repeated this process until I achieve the right amount of thickness on the tip, then capped it with just the Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder.Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails

For the left middle finger and right ring finger, I was going for the aquarium nail. Which turned out to be a complete fail, but I’ll walk you through the process.

I took a clear nail tip and placed it on top my the nail. I used Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder to fill in 3 sides, leaving the side near the cuticle open. I used an xacto knife to place the glitter inside the nail. Then I used a re-purposed medicine syringe to fill the nail with baby oil. Finally I sealed the opening with clear acrylic. I lightly filled and buffed the nail to make it more smooth. I realized that I didn’t make enough room inside the aquarium nail for the liquid and glitter to move freely. Next time, I start with a thinner nail base before adhering the clear tip.Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails

I was a little disappointed that the aquarium nails didn’t come out exactly as I had hope for. I had a totally different vision in my head about how this was going to turn out lol. But I was able to save the design somewhat by adding some free hand nail art. Long Pink and White Acrylic NailsI plan on trying the aquarium nails again for my next design.

Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails


Long Pink and White Acrylic Nails with Rose Gold Glitter

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Coffin Nails – LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic Powder


Coffin NailsCoffin nails have become one of my favorite shapes. You all know how I love nude nails too. A beautiful nude color just gives a nice, clean look. Well, if you are a follower of this blog, you know that I had always purchased my pink nude acrylics from Nuni Torres from Instagram. Don’t get me wrong, I love his product, however I hate that it’s not readily available. He only sales them like twice a year. Also, once I do place an order, it always takes over a month to receive it. So, I decided to create my own color.

This is my custom blended pink nude acrylic. I took everything that I love from my favorite acrylics powders and bottled it up lol. The color is a perfect nude with a hint of pink. It is also opaque, which makes it the perfect cover pink. Click here to purchase! Free shipping available.

Pink Nude Acrylic Nail Powder Pink Nude Acrylic Nail Powder

Products used to create this design:

There is nothing like a fresh set of nails. I soaked off my previous set and prepped my natural nails. I used natural colored nail tips and a basic quick dry nail glue to adhere them.

Coffin Nails Coffin NailsAfter I applied the tips, I trimmed them with a nail clipper and lightly shaped them. I was going for coffin nails, so I filed the sides inward slightly.

Coffin Nails This set is ultra simple. I used the LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic Powder and applied it to the entire nail.Coffin Nails Once the application of the acrylic was complete, I filed, shaped, and buffed. Lastly, I applied two coats of Seche Vite topcoat.

 

Pink Nude Acrylic Nail Set

I love the color of this acrylic! It is so perfect on it’s own. Tell me what you all think!


 

Coffin Nails – LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic Powder

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Bright Pink Neon Nails w/ 3D Acrylic Flowers- LongHairPrettyNails


Bright Pink Neon NailsThis nail design is a bit different from what I have been doing lately. I have really fallen in love with the nude nail look, and been pretty much sticking to that. But this time around, I wanted to do something more bright and in your face! Of course I had to incorporate my favorite elements, pink nude and acrylic 3D flowers. This is also a nail collab with several fellow nail enthusiast. Check out links to everyone’s look here.

Products used to create this design:

The color I used for this design is this bright, neon pink nail polish from Ruby Kisses. It’s called “Sweet Thing”.

Bright Pink Neon NailsI used a dotting tool to create both polka dot nails.

Bright Pink Neon NailsI used regular scotch tape to create the half painted nail. The tape was used to give a very crisp line.

Bright Pink Neon NailsThese are the colored acrylic powders that I used to create the 3D flowers. I purchased these from Born Pretty Store a few years ago. I bought these when I first started to get into 3D acrylic art. As you can see, it’s time for a new set lol.

Bright Pink Neon NailsI used my #6 Kolinsky brush to create the 3D flowers. I used a small bead of the Beuauty Secrets clear acrylic powder to adhere A/B crystals in the center of each flower.

Bright Pink Neon NailsI really love this fun, bright, nail design. Surprising, I have received a lot of compliments as well. I know bright nails aren’t for everyone, but those who have seen them love it. This design is just so perfect for summer!

Bright Pink Neon Nails

 


Bright Pink Neon Nails w/ 3D Acrylic Flowers- LongHairPrettyNails

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Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling Acrylic Nails


Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersThis design was very quick for me do achieve. This is a fill-in of my previous nail design Pink Nude Acrylic Nails w/ Glitter and 3D Flowers. Last time, I did one glitter nail on each hand. But this time around, I filled-in each nail with my pink nude acrylic that I purchased from Nuni Torres of Instagram. So, the glitter nails have this gradient, ombre thing going on!

Products used to create this design:

Here I have prepped my nails and applied my No-lift nails primer. As always, I apply this to each nail and left it dry. Then I re-apply a second coat right before I began laying my acrylic.

Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers

 

Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersI used the Tammy Taylor P3 acrylic powder to make the 3D flowers. If you follow this blog then you would know that I was in love with Tammy Taylor acrylics. I really do love the color, I just had to switch brands of acrylic when doing my full sets. The reason being is that the Tammy Taylor powder sets extremely fast. Leaving my no time to shape my nails the may I life them. But a fast setting powder is perfect for 3D art!

Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersNext I used these gorgeous Princess crown nail charms that I got from Born Pretty Store. (Use coupon code CVEK31 for 10% off!) I used a medium sized bead of acrylic to attached them to both glitter nails. Next I did a little free hand nail art with my LA colors nail paint in color white, then added a few a/b crystals for extra shine.Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers

I put two coats of my Seche Vite topcoat on each nail expect of the nails with the 3D flowers. I wanted that nail to have that extra matte look.

Do you like this Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling nail design? Share your thoughts below!

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Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling Acrylic Nails

 

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Pink Nude Nails with Glitter and 3D Flowers


Pink Nude Nails with GlitterThis Pink Nude Nails with Glitter and 3D flower design sort of just happened. I was going to do just a basic fill-in, but I received another package from Born Pretty Store which included some very pretty items. All the items were nice, but the glitters really stood out to me. So I just had to include them in my next design. Check out Born Pretty Store and use coupon code CVEK31 for 10% off your order.

Products used to create this design:

I prepped my nails by pushing back the cuticles and removing any dead skin. The I removed any lifting acrylic. Once that was done, I filled the ring finger nail on my left hand and the index finger nail on my right hand very low using my electric drill in preparation for the glitter acrylic. Pink Nude Nails with GlitterI filled in the nails using my all time favorite acrylic, Intense Pink, from @nunis_nails. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to find another cover pink once I run out because he only plans to sell them locally from now on. That’s a whole other issue, but if anyone knows of a great cover pink, let me know!Pink Nude Nails with GlitterI wanted to use some of the gorgeous glitter pots that I got from Born Pretty Store. I ended up using these two; a white iridescent and a silver glitter. I mixed the two in each of my glitter nails. To apply the glitter, I picked up a bead of clear acrylic and just dipped in into the glitter pot. I continued to do this until I got the desired amount of coverage of glitter. Then I applied a final layer of clear acrylic to encapsulate it and make it easier to file without losing any of the glitter.Pink Nude Nails with GlitterPink Nude Nails with GlitterPink Nude Nails with GlitterAfter that, I filled, buffed, and shaped the nails. Then I created the 3D flowers and added some rhinestones.Pink Nude Nails with Glitter Pink Nude Nails with Glitter Pink Nude Nails with GlitterLastly, I topped off this design with 2 coats of Seche Vite Top Coat.

Pink Nude Nails with GlitterI love this design because it incorporates my favorites design elements, pink nude acrylic, glitter, and of course, 3D acrylic art. Do you like this design? Tell me your thoughts below!


Pink Nude Nails with Glitter and 3D Flowers