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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Crash Course in Nail Art and Techniques 101 (Nail Art Made Easy)

This post is going to be a crash course in Nail Art and their Techniques, so let’s call it Nail Art 101

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Okay guys, so I’m going to try and cover a crap ton of techniques to spice up your manicure, while also trying to keep it as straight to the point as possible. The way I’m going to go about is as if I’m telling you a step by step. 

FYI  I only keep natural nails, and I’m sure I miss a few, so feel free to let me know, and when I get enough I’ll do a part two!

Okay let’s jump right it!

Glitter:  1.Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Apply Top coat 3. Shake, Pour, or Dip on Glitter 4. Wait until tacky around 30 seconds then Press down on glitter 5. Apply Top Coat again
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Glitter
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Glitter
Flocking Powder: also known as Velvet Nails is very similar to applying Glitter 1. Paint nails like regular (in the same color as your Flocking Powder) and let dry 2. Apply Top coat 3. Shake, Pour, or Dip on Flocking Powder 4. Wait around 30 seconds then Press down on Flocking Powder
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Flocking Powder
Decals/Embellishments- Fimo, Gems, Rhinestones, Studs, Chains, Feathers, & Stickers:  1. Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Apply Top coat or for a longer hold Nail Glue 3. Wait until tacky around 15-20 Seconds, then place Fimo, Gems, Studs, Chains (cut to size), Feathers (cut to size), & Stickers onto Top coat/Nail Glue 4. Let dry and apply Top coat
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Gems
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Studs
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Sticker
Stamping: 1. Paint nails like regular, and let dry 2. Apply Polish over the image on the plate, 3. Scrape of excuse polish for Plate 4. Stamp the image using your Stamping Sponge 5. Let dry and Apply Top coat
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Stamping
Nail Foiling: 1. Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Apply Nail Foil Adhesive, wait until 30 second or until glue becomes clear, as it starts of white 3. Apply Foil, Shiny side up, and Press down and smooth with finger, then peel off foil off 4. Apply Top coat
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Nail Foils
 
Transfer Paper: Most of these come in kits with everything needed 1. Apply base coat, and let dry 2. Cut a piece of transfer paper big enough for your nail 3.Apply transfer paper solution onto printed side of the paper, saturating it 4. Place the printed side facing down onto nails, and coat again with transfer solution, while placed onto nails 5. Press firmly for 15-20 seconds, then remove paper 6. Once again apply solution and let dry 7.Apply Top Coat
 
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Sponging and Ombre: 1. Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Apply polish on to your sponge, in an ombre, going for lightest to darkest, or apply polish in a random order 3. Dab some of the polish onto a paper towel 4. Dab the sponge onto your nails 5. Apply Topcoat
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Three Tone Ombra Sponging
Striping Tape and Taping:  Striping- 1.Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Apply Top coat 3.Cut and place striping tape; keep applying until you have your desired design 4. Apply Topcoat
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Option Two...

Taping- 1. Paint nails like regular 2. Place striping tape in the pattered of your choice, while leaving some of the tape hanging off the sides 3. Apply another polish on top 4. Wait until tacky around 15-20 Seconds, then carefully peel tape off using the tape hanging off 5. Apply Top coat
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Water Marbling: 1. Paint nails like regular and let dry 2. Fill a cup of water in a bowl 3. Using Clear tape, tape around your nail, protecting your finger, but also leaving your nail exposed 4. Drip nail polish colors into the water, creating a ring of color 5. Using a toothpick or another tool of choice, create your pattered 6. Dip nail in, face down into your design, and left out, give it a few seconds to dry 7. Apply Top coat and clean fingers as it will sometime get messy
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Water Marbling, Before clean up 
Nail Brushes: Can be used to drew on any design you are able to draw, with nail brushes it’ll make drawing a lot easier instead of using the brush that comes with nail polish, also can be used with Acrylic paint which dries faster than nail polish, and if you mess up can be cleaned up if done fast enough.
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Nail Pens and Striping: Nail polishes with small mostly thin brushes, and the pens comes with small tips, making them great for detailed nail art
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Using Striping Polish
 All done! Hopefully this post helps some, also if you have any questions, don’t be shy…
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