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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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Glitter Coffin Nails – LongHairPrettyNails Rainbow Sparkle Acrylic Powder

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Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish


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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. Wet n Wild Wet n Wild

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.

Then I applied LongHairPrettyNails Pink Nude acrylic powder to my nails. I also incorporated a pink glitter mix on two nails. This pink glitter is from Born Pretty Store.

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.

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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!


Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polish

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Reverse French Manicure with Marble Nail Art


This nail design is a marble effect design couple with a reverse French manicure. I wanted a nail design with a splash of color but still staying true to my favorite pink nude base.

I was inspired by @_STEPHSNAILS_ from Instagram. She is a nail tech from California that has the most unique nail designs. She only uses colored acrylic, no polish. I think it’s simply amazing that she is able to make those perfect lines and negative space designs using only acrylic. Maybe one day I’ll be able to master that technique. For now I used polish lol.

Reverse French Manicure

This is a sculpture acrylic nail set I did using the LongHairPrettyNails pink nude acrylic. I stepped my game up a purchased a larger acrylic brush. The size I used was #16. I must say that it made the process much faster. Although I love the size of the brush, I hate the quality. I purchased this from Sally’s Beauty Supply. This was the only size #16 brush they had. The quality is not so great. It states that it is Kolinsky Red Sable bristles, but it does not feel as soft as my other Kolinsky brushes. It got the job done though even though it was really hard to clean the brush throughout the process.

After completing the acrylic application. I filed, shaped, and buffed my nails. I used two nail polishes from Jessica Cosmetics for this design. I used color Embellished for the reverse french manicure. For the marble nail art, I used both Embellished and Adore Me. To create the marble effect. I place random drop of each polish on my nail. Then I used a small dotting tool to lightly swirl the colors together.

Lastly, I applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine gel topcoat to each nail. Before I cured it in my nail lamp, I placed a some a/b crystals on two nails, outlining the reverse french.

Reverse French Manicure

And that’s pretty much it. A sweet, simple design. Tell me what you this of this reverse french manicure with marble nail art. Share your thoughts below!


Reverse French Manicure with Marble Nail Art

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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!


Phenom Vivid Colour Nail Polish | Color Block Coffin Nails

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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.

Christmas Glitter Nails

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!!


Christmas Glitter Nails – LongHairPrettyNails

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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