Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sweet Baby Pink 3D Love Heart Acrylic Nail Design

Hi, I'm Kirsty Meakin from naio nails, I'm going to do a design for you today using acrylic to create a 3D love heart design. So for this design I'm going to use cotton candy and pure white, we're going to use a little bit of clear acrylic aswell and some white paint. So i have already prepped the nail, put the tip on and everything like that. If you want to view the video of how to do that you can click the link below. We're going to do a full nail cotton candy, which is a really sparkly baby pink. You don't have to do it too thick because it is purely just for colour. So make sure the whole of the tip is covered. So now I'm going to put clear over that now.

This is a really easy, simple design. You have got a permanent colour. It's a nice colour to wear, it's not in your face, it's just really nice and delicate. So i have encapsulated that now with clear, just making sure it's nice and smooth. Just going to let that set a little bit so i can then pinch the nail. While the nail is still shiny, we can't pinch it because you will just collapse the nail and all the product will just squish up and that's not what you want. So you need it to go matte, once it's matte you can then touch it, and i like to test pinch with my fingers, see if i touch it now can you see how it's sticky? So it's still not ready.

Your don't want to go in too late either if it's too hard you can risk cracking this nail which will then more than likely crack through to the natural nail, and you don't want that. So I'm just putting a bit of pressure on here now, just to see if i can not stick to it, and it has still got a bit of bend, it's not pushing the product up. Once we get to that stage we can then start to pinch it to give it more of a c-curve. Go ahead now, pop your pinching tool on, let it do its thing, let it just draw it down, if you think it is pinching too hard you can move it down to the tip, it will pinch a little bit less there, if you want it to pinch really narrow you're going to move to the bottom of the pinching tool. Make sure you're not pinching the skin. You don't want to cause any discomfort.

That's sounding pretty dry at the minute, nice and hard. Now we're going to file. Same routine as i always do, side walls, then we are going to go into this cuticle area, because we have got a full colour we need to be careful round here, we want it nice and flush but you don't want to file away the colour. Remove the dust so you can have a little check, so you don't have to get happy filing and then you can remove the dust and go argh i have filed it away, then you have got to redo it again. So now i am happy with that I'm going to the full length of the nail. Just going to tidy this free edge. So we have got a nice almond shape, really soft, really easy to wear this shape is. Once we're happy with that we're going to buff that. Start at the back, get it nice and smooth, then do the entire nail, so it is all nice and smooth, removing all those deep scratches. Dust that off, then we're going to wipe over with just a little bit of acetone which will smooth it further and slightly melt that top layer so it's nice and smooth. So now we're ready to paint. Get a little bit of foil, just pop the white paint on there, you don't need a lot. You will need a little bit of water and a detailing brush.

Just added a little tiny bit of water to the paint, just so it flows really well because we're going to be writing with it. We're literally using the very tip of the detailing brush. So if the paint is slightly wetter, it will flow a little bit easier. You want it to look like it has just been written quite freely. If there's any bits you're not happy with you go into your acrylic liquid with your 3D brush it will fetch the paint off and you can just use it like a little rubber, quite a cool trick. Now we're going to seal this with the mega gloss sealer gel. Bounce it up to the cuticle, when it's a thumb you can't really spread the bristles of the brush to cover the entire cuticle curve.

Pop that into the lamp for two minutes. Now that's cured we're going to use the white and the cotton candy to do some 3D love hearts. We're going to use the white first. So i have just pulled the bead down, come straight through the bead to make the heart, then we're going to press into each little section, then get your cotton candy and do these one at a time, so you're going to make a tear drop shape into that little pocket that you have created by pressing in and we're also going to press into this, open it out to give it some dimension. And the same on the other side, bring it into the tear drop shape and press into it. You could leave it like that but i think i just want one little one just there, i think that will look really cute. So we're going to go a little bit smaller with these beads. So going to drag through the bead which will immediately make a heart. Then just do the same again with the cotton candy colour. If you were doing a full set you could just use this nail as your accent nail and maybe all the other ones could just be all pink or they could just have a pink smile line. So once that is all set we will put a bit of cuticle oil on, just to finish it off. That's that

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