I’m trying to be more creative with my nails. Scouring various YouTube tutorials for inspiration has been very helpful and fun, and I decided to try and come up with my own nail look. It’s pretty basic. Nothing fancy, but it’s a start.
I’ve also decided to try my hand at pictorials, so here we go:
The products that I used for this look:
1.) After applying Revlons Quick Dry Base Coat and allowing it to dry, I applied two coats of Confetti Blue Bombshell.
2.) After my nails were completely dry, I took my L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Black, and added two diagonal lines across my nails.
3.) I then filled in the tip of the top corner of my nail with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Black Heart.
4.) After that completely dried, I took my tweezers and applied a diamond nail art decal to the corner of my nail along the bottom line of the filled in tip.
5.) I continued adding decals until I reached the end of my nail, which took four decals. My pinky nails only needed three.
6.) I added my Nicole by O.P.I Top Coat Plus, and was done.*
After some trial and error, I picked up on some things:
Use good, pointed tip tweezers to pick up those nail art decals. My tweezers have thicker tips than normal, and it took several tries with each one.
Make sure that each coat of polish is completely dry, no matter what. Not just barely dry, but hardened. Especially before adding those decals.
Kinda press down on the decals after each application to make sure that they are really sticking.
Always apply a top coat when you are done applying all decals. It really secures them to your nails.
* In the products that I used picture, I have Orly Sec N’ Dry Top Coat and I don’t mention using it. I did use it at one point to get the polish dry faster. If you notice in the first and last pics, some of the nails are chipped at the tip. I find that happens a lot when I use this top coat alone, so I decided not to include it in my instructions. I later added Nicole by O.P.I Top Coat Plus for extra protection. I could have simply retaken the pics, but I was too lazy!