Sunday, June 10, 2012

Enchanted Forest

I have already removed the previous design and prepped the nails prior to this video.

So let's get started.

In the video I start off by spraying the fingernails with IBD prep and I wipe it off with a lint free wipe. This removes any excess dust and oils from the nailplate to promote better bonding.

With NSI superbond primer, I prime the new nail growth.

Then I start forming the free edge with a silver mix that contains silver stars.
(I did not make it myself, I got it as a gift)
Above that silver, I place a very bright green color and form the smile line, fading the green down.
While the acrylic is still wet, I place a few iridescent stars on the green.

Then I go in with a second coat of NSI superbond primer, again, on the new nail growth only.

With NSI attraction Liquid and totally clear powder, I place a ball right behind the smile line, pat it from side to side and fade it down.
I put another ball right above the previous one and did the same.
To make sure the design on the free edge is completely encapsulated, I placed a small ball on the free edge as well, patted that from side to side and faded it up.
I did this to all 10 nails.

When all 10 were dry, I filed and shaped the nails how ever I wanted it, 
let my friend wash her hands (to get rid of any dust) and put some stamps on ringfinger and thumb.
With NSI Glaze 'n Go, I gave the nails a high gloss finish. This has to be cured for 2-3 minutes.
With cuticle oil, I conditioned the cuticles and last minute we decided to add a dangle.

Because it was late at night and the sun was set, I couldn't really take great picture or make a color-accurate end result.
But I did my best to find the best lighting available, and you can clearly see the difference.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.


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