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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Aquarium nails (or water nails) were a big thing about 10 years ago. Now, it seems to be making a comeback because it is all over Instagram. In my last nail post, I tried the aquarium nails once before. It didn’t turn out too well. The glitter inside the nail did not move freely like it should. So, I decided to try it again with a slightly different technique.
I really loved my nail design from last week. It’s a classic Pink and White design where I use the LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude Acrylic Powder. I just wasn’t happy with how the aquarium nails turned out. Since this is a fresh set of acrylic nails, I didn’t want to completely remove them. So, I just removed the two failed aquarium nails by soaking them in 100% acetone nail polish remover.
As stated above, I wanted to try a different technique to see if that would yield better results. Last time, I adhered the clear nail tips to an already completed acrylic nail. Which I later learned, didn’t leave enough space for the glitter underneath the clear tip to move easily. This time I glued a clear tip to my natural nail. I lightly shaped it and blended it into my natural nail. Then I placed another clear nail tip over my entire nail and sealed the top and sides with the Beauty Secret’s Clear Acrylic powder. This method left enough space between my natural nail and the clear tip on top. Next, I put in glitter and baby oil. Then I sealed in the opening with more Beauty Secret’s Clear Acrylic powder. With the extra space in between the nail, the glitter inside moves freely and now resembles how an aquarium nail should function.
I topped off the aquarium nails with a little bit of free hand nail art using white acrylic paint. And lastly, two coats of Seche Vite Top Coat.
I am much happier with these results. What do you think about the aquarium nails? Share your thoughts below.
Aquarium Nails: Second Attempt – LongHairPrettyNails
This designs was done using “Pixie Pink” nude acrylic powder that I finally received for Nuni Torres. I hadn’t really got into details about my last order. What an ordeal it was! Well you all know that I am a huge fan of his work. I also love his nude acrylic powders. He doesn’t sell them all the time. More like 2-3 times a year. So when ever I see that he is selling them, I immediately place an order. I order 2 nude acrylic powders from him; “Pixie Pink” and “Cover Me Nude”. I paid $25 each plus $3 shipping for each bottle. Ridiculous, I know. So two weeks after sending him $59 via paypal. I hadn’t heard anything. Another two weeks go by and still nothing. My text messages, emails, dm’s, everything kept going unanswered. He request that payment is sent through paypal as “friends and family” so he doesn’t have to pay the fees. Which I can understand. I payed that way last time and received my order in a timely manner. So, because I sent the payment that way, I couldn’t dispute the charges! I was finally able to get a response from Nuni two months after placing my order. He informed me that all the packages where shipped out the week before. So, what it looks like to me is he accepts orders and them ships them all that the same time. I mean, he could at informed me of that.
I soaked my previous set off and instead of cutting off my natural nails like I always do, I decided to use the “Pixie Pink” nude and do an acrylic overlay over my natural nails. This technique gives you a very slim and natural shape. I wanted to take a break from the bulkiness of long nails.
Honestly the “Pixie Pink” acrylic powder is not worth what I paid. I was expecting it to have more glitter in it. I ended up putting a glitter polish over it to give me more of the glittery look I was going for. Also, the color wasn’t doing much for me. Not pink enough at all in my opinion. Using my custom blend acrylic would have looked a lot better. But the Sinful Color polish helped greatly. I must say that I love the shape of them. They’re the perfect natural square shape.
I used Beauty Secrets clear acrylic powder to adhere the gold charms and various sized rhinestones for a little embellishment.
Let me know what you think about the acrylic overlay set. And if you want a beautiful nude color for a fraction of the price of Nuni’s click here.
This 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!
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.
I 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!
Next 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.
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!
Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling Acrylic Nails