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Sailor Moon Nail Art Tutorial

Sailor Moon Nail Art


This nail design is inspired by my all time favorite anime, Sailor Moon. I wanted it to be very fun but also practical for daily wear. With the return of Sailor Moon in the new series Sailor Moon Crystal, there’s no better time to rock this cool design.

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Products I used are:

  • Soft Pastels- Red and Yellow
  • Tammy Taylor acrylic powder- Whitest White
  • Beauty Secret acrylic powder- White
  • Pink acrylic powder
  • Acrylic Brush #6
  • No Lift Acrylic Liquid (monomer)
  • Pink Tinted Polish
  • Sinful Color Glitter Polish – Show Stopping
  • Ruby Kisses HD glitter polish- HDP43
  • Clear Rhinestones- 2mm
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

First I prepped my nails for the design. This picture is after I filled in, shaped, filed, and buff  the nails.

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I don’t have two colors of acrylic needed for this design, so I am going to create them using soft pastels.

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I am using this red to create a red acrylic powder. I place a small amount of the Beauty Secret white acrylic powder into a container. Then I use a straight razor to shave off some of the soft pastel into a container. I use the opposite end my by acrylic brush to thoroughly mix the powders.

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I repeat the same process to make the yellow acrylic powder.

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Next I use this pink tinted polish on all ten nails. I created this polish by adding a few drops of a red polish into a clear polish.

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I then use ???? glitter polish by Sinful Colors. I concentrate the polish only on the tips of the nails. I apply two coats of this polish.

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I then use Ruby Kisses HD glitter polish. This is a silver, chunkier glitter polish. I place this polish only on the tips as well.

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Here, I am using this silicon mold (purchased from Ebay) to create star and crescent moon shaped acrylic pieces. I use the Tammy Taylor powder and the yellow acrylic powder for these pieces.  The acrylic powder must be complete dry and hardened before the pieces can be removed from the mold. While the powder set, I move on to the next step.

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Here I began to create Sailor Moon’s bow. I start with a medium size bead of red acrylic and place it in the center of my nail. This will be the center of the bow and my guide for placing the remainder of the acrylic. I pat the ball of acrylic with the side of my brush to flatten it.

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I then began to work of the lower ribbons of the bow first, then I work on the top bow area.

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To finish off the bow, I place a small bead of yellow acrylic in the center and flat it out.

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For the wand, I began by placing a large bead of yellow acrylic on the nail. I then start from the center of the bead and work from the inside out to create the crescent moon shape.

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I use the pink acrylic powder for the wand handle.

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I use the yellow and red acrylic powder to add details to the wand.

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I then remove the acrylic pieces from the mold. I did not use all of them for this design. At the time, I didn’t know which or how many pieces I would need.

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I use the Seche Vite topcoat to adhere the 3D acrylic pieces to my nails.

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I then apply the rhinestones.

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Lastly, I apply two coats of the Seche Vite topcoat.

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This is the completed look. I really love this design.

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Sailor Moon Nail Art Tutorial

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Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers

Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers

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I am very pleased about how well this design came out. I have been practicing on making the perfect 3D acrylic flowers for so long. I am finally pleased with the result. Just a side note, I am not a professional nail tech. I’m purely self-taught. These are the products I used to create this design:

  • 100/180 grit nail file
  • No Lift Nails Primer
  • No Lift Nails Liquid Acrylic (Monomer)
  • Size #6 and #8 Acrylic Brush
  • Beauty Secrets-Pink /Tammy Taylor –P3 Acrylic powders (mixed)
  • Light Green Acrylic Powder
  • Nail forms
  • 3mm Clear Rhinestones
  • Seche Vite topcoat

I start off by taking the shine off of my nails with the 100 grit side of my nail file. I also take majority of the length down and round the edges. This helps guide me when I’m applying the acrylic. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Next, I place the nail form on my nail making sure it is very secure. You don’t want it move while you’re applying the acrylic. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers I then brush on the nail primer. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers While the primer is still wet, I grab a ball of acrylic and begin forming my nail. I take my time with this step as to get the perfect shape. Also, the neater you place the acrylic, the less filing you’ll have to do. .Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Once I’ve finished placing the acrylic on all ten fingers, I then file, buff, and wash my hands. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Next, I begin painting. I start of by using a pink tinted polish on the ring finger, index finger, and thumb. I created this pink tinted polish by mixing a few drops of a red nail polish into a bottle of clear . Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers I then paint the full nail of the middle and pinky fingers with color Mediterranean by Nanacoco. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Then I used this same color to paint only the tips of the index finger and thumb. I applied two coats of this polish. I did this on both hands. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Next, I used my #6 brush to create the 3D flowers. I first grabbed a tiny ball of Tammy Taylor whitest white. Then I immediately dipped it in the light green acrylic powder. This technique gives it a very soft gradient effect. I let the ball sit on the brush for about 3 seconds and then I place it on the nail and begin to form a flower petal. I use this process for all of the flowers. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers   Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Once all of the 3D art is to my liking, I simply add rhinestones and my topcoat. I purposely didn’t apply the topcoat to the 3D art because I like the “dry” look. Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Like I stated before, this has taken me lots of practice. If you’re a nail enthusiast like me, I encourage you to try it out! Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers Tell me what you think about this look!

Mint Green Nails with 3D Flowers

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Glitter Nails – Pink Gradient Glitter Nails with 3D Flower

Glitter Nails

Here I show how I do my fill-ins for my glitter nails. I originally was going to soak these off and do a whole new set, but I figured I’d try something new. This time I tried a gradient/ombre effect by filling in with a lighter color glitter acrylic. Then topped it off with a very simple 3D acrylic flower. I really love how this turned out.

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Glitter Nails

 Glitter Nails – Pink Gradient Glitter Nails with 3D Flower