This girly 🌸 sparkly ✨ nail art 💅 is my latest nail experiment. There’s no youtube nail art tutorial on this because I kind of did it on a whim. I’m pretty happy about how it turned out though. 😊
Anyways, since I didn’t do a youtube video I’ll just explain it all here. 🤓✏️
How to do this nail art
First I applied a nail polish. 💅💦 I used a pink gel nail polish but you can use any color that you like. ❤️💛💚💙💜 Then I cured it under a uv/led lamp for 60 seconds. 💡 Next I used a clear non stick gel top coat. 💧 This is very important since without it the next step wont work. After applying the gel top coat on all of the nails I cured the nails again for 60 seconds. 💅💡
Next I used a mermaid pearl powder by born pretty. 🐚✨ This powder is so cute. 😍 Here’s how it works. You rub it on top of the gel top coat and it will give your nails a beautiful pearly finish. 💖 The easiest way to apply it is with a spongy tip of a disposable eye shadow applicator. Basically it works the same as the nail chrome powder. But instead of making the nails look like mirrors this powder makes them look like pearls. I got it on ebay for super cheap. ✌️😄
Once the mermaid pearl powder is on the nails it’s time to apply another coat of clear non-stick gel top coat. If you are happy with this look and don’t want to add rhinestones then you can just cure the nails and you’re done. 💡✔️ The nails will already look nice and neat. However, if you want to apply rhinestones to your nails 💎😍 this is what you do.
How to apply rhinestones on nails
After applying the last coat of clear gel top coat don’t cure it. 😳 “Wait what? Did I hear that right?” Yes, you did. The reason we don’t want to cure it yet is because first we want to apply rhinestones. 😃💎💎💎 They need to go right on top of the wet gel top coat. 💧 Arrange them on your nail as you’d like. 💅 You can:
- put one crystal on each nail
- put several rhinestones at the base of each nail like I did
- cover all of your nails with rhinestones completely
- use rhinestones on one accent nail
Whatever you want goes. Let your creativity spread its wings and fly. 🕊🌈🦋
Once the rhinestones are applied it’s time to cure the nails. 🕐💡💅 The suggested time is 60 seconds but I like to add another 30 seconds. Just to make sure the rhinestones are really secured in place. 👌
And that is it. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 The beauty of gel nails is that you don’t even need to wait for them to dry. Cure them and you’re done.
OMG! 😍 Your nails look so fabulous! Did you do them yourself? 💗💗💗