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Gray nails with colorful designs!

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One night I realized that my bedspread has a really pretty design and thought it would be fun to incorporate that design into my nail art.  It was difficult but I loved the results!  

Here’s what you will need:

  • Sally Hansen: “Wet Cement”
  • Sally Hansen: Advanced Hard as Nails, Nylon + Retinol Strengthener
  • Orange, yellow, navy blue, black, white, and teal nail paint (can be found at beauty supply stores)

First Step:

Apply Sally Hansen’s “Advanced Hard as Nails” after filing nails.

Second Step:  

Apply “Wet Cement”.  I love this color!  It is very chic.

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Third Step:

On your thumb, using a fine-tipped paint brush, paint a large heart with navy blue paint.  Once the heart has dried, carefully paint teal in the middle of the heart completely filling it in.

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***Note:  The teal looks very blotchy in this picture but it was corrected once I put a clear top coat on.

Fourth Step:

Once the teal paint dries, take a fine-tipped brush with navy blue paint and draw a line in the center of the heart.  On either side of the line create an oval.  Each oval should be reflecting the opposite side, so do not make them alternating.  The end result should look similar to a fern.

Fifth Step: 

On your ring finger, using the yellow nail art paint, create a small line going diagonally across the fingernail.  Once you complete the line, draw one leaf coming off the line and then further up the line on the opposite side draw two leaves that are joined.

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Sixth Step:

Once you draw on the leaves, use orange paint to draw three petals to create a flower on one side of the line and do the same for the other side of the line.  Once the paint has dried, create a small black dot in the middle of the petals and then put a white dot right next to it.  

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Seventh Step:

On your pointer finger, draw a thick line going down the middle in navy blue.  Then taking the teal, white, and yellow paint draw alternating lines coming off of the navy blue. In the end it will look similar to a palm leaf.

Eight Step:

Once you have completed the nail art, paint on a clear top coat to ensure that your look will stay strong and will last for a while.

Your end product will look similar to this:

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I hope you will enjoy your new nails!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns just let me know! xoxoxo

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Winter Frost Nails

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So Colorado has had almost no snow and it is not beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here!  But, alas, I tried to bring some of that winter frost look to my nails!  This is inspired by what I’ve seen on Pinterest but I used a light blue as the back drop and just applied some glitter to give it that “icy” look! 🙂 Here’s how to!:

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What you will need:

  • Sally Hansen: Advanced Hard as Nails, Nylon + Retinol Strengthener
  • Revlon: “Blue Lagoon”
  • China Glaze: “Ray-Diant”
  • Sally Hansen: MegaShine

First Step: Prep your nail (file, buff, cut cuticles).  Put on the clear Hard as Nails nail polish to help protect your nails and also build up the strength.  Putting on a clear coat can also help prevent your nails from being stained by your nail polish.

Second Step: Apply “Blue Lagoon”.  This is a very thick nail polish so be sure to wipe away excess polish on the edges.  This has some sparkles in it which really adds to that winter frost look!

Third Step:  Apply “Ray-Diant” to the cuticles.  You may just want to put a blob of polish on there (if you’re like me then you’ll be bugged because that is a lot of polish but fear not!).  What I do next is gently press down with my finger and move the glitter polish so it is all around my cuticle and then I push it up so there is a light bit of glitter going towards the tip of my nail.  I do this on all nails and wait a few minutes and then I repeat the process.  You want to be sure that you’re not spreading the glitter all over the nail, you want it to create a sort of “ombre” look so it will taper off in the middle and won’t be as glittery as it is near the cuticle.  I did this step about three times to be sure my nails were super glittery.

Fourth Step:  After my nails have almost completely dried, I applied the MegaShine to make this look really shine.  Icicles are glossy and that’s what I wanted this look to reflect!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to leave a note!

Thanksgiving Nails

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I have this entire week off of school because of Thanksgiving so that means a week at my parents house! 🙂 I’m so excited, a week full of family and friends is exactly what I needed.  Anyway, my mom always decks the house out for every holiday so no matter where I walk in my house it feels like I’m in an autumn wonderland.  This inspired my “Thanksgiving Nails”!  All of the browns, oranges, reds, and yellows are so beautiful that I wanted to capture the autumn ambiance in my nail art.  So this is what I came up with!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the “How to”!:

What you will need:

  • Sally Hansen: Advanced Hard as Nails, Nylon + Retinol Strengthener
  • OPI: “Suzi Loves Cowboys”
  • OPI: “So Hot It Berns”
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Orange (Walgreen’s)
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Yellow
  • Nail art fine tipped brush

First Step: Prep your nail (file, buff, cut cuticles).  Put on the clear Hard as Nails nail polish to help protect your nails and also build up the strength.  Putting on a clear coat can also help prevent your nails from being stained by your nail polish.

Second Step:  Apply “Suzi Loves Cowboys”.  Wait until it dries and apply a second coat.  This nail polish looks dark but in reality when you apply it, it is fairly light which is why you will need two coats.  I love this color and have worn it a lot this season, it is a rich chocolate brown which is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

Third Step:  Using the fine-tipped brush, dip it into “So Hot It Berns” and create about four lines branching out from your cuticle.  Repeat this on all nails.  BE AWARE that you will need to go over each line multiple times as this color does not like to show it’s brightness over the chocolate brown.  Even though you need to repeat this step several times, I promise the look will be worth it!  Wait for red to dry before heading onto the next step.

 

Fourth Step: Now apply the Nail Art Paint in Orange on top of the red lines.  Here you will want to put the orange in the gaps between the red lines.  This will be much easier to apply than the red because this is a neon color so I only needed to paint on each line once.

Fifth Step:  Once the orange dries apply yellow lines.  You’ll want to put this in between any gaps you have between any color.  This all will create a fan-like look.  It will almost look like an elegant array of turkey feathers or oak leaves!

Sixth Step:  Once all of the colors dry, apply the Sally Hansen “Mega Shine” to really make all of the colors stand out.  And you’re done!! The whole nail project took me about an hour and 15 minutes, so not too bad!!

I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving nails, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to comment!!

Be sure to follow my Instagram where I post a lot of my looks!: staciakay19

 

Chevron Nails

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What you will need:

  • Sally Hansen: Advanced Hard as Nails, Nylon + Retinol Strengthener
  • OPI: “Color So Hot It Berns”
  • Sally Hansen: “White On”
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black (Walgreen’s)
  • Sally Hansen: “Mega Shine”

First Step: Prep your nail (file, buff, cut cuticles).  Put on the clear Hard as Nails nail polish to help protect your nails and also build up the strength.  Putting on a clear coat can also help prevent your nails from being stained by your nail polish.

Second Step:  Apply the “So Hot it Berns” nail polish to you index, middle, and pinky fingers.  Wait until dry and apply a second coat.  This color is beautiful for all seasons and you’ll probably not just use it once! 🙂

Third Step:  Apply the “White On” nail polish to your thumb and rind finger.  Wait until dry and apply a second coat.  This will look a little like white-out but don’t worry everything will turn out awesome in the end!

Fourth Step:  Now, use the nail art paint in black to draw on a sharp single wave.  This will look like an upside down “W” with and extra line or so.

Fifth Step:  Continue to add black to the line making it a thicker wave. Once you feel comfortable with the thickness of your wave, start a new wave.  You also may want to put a wave near your cuticle but that depends on how comfortable you feel about that.

Sixth Step:  Once you have finished all of your waves on your thumb nail (or whichever white nail you started on) finish putting waves on the rest of your white nails! 🙂  Once all of your nails have dried apply Sally Hansen’s “Mega Shine” to create an ultra shiny look that will also help prevent chips and preserve color.

Ta-da!! Your chevron nails are complete!

~If you have any further questions or comments feel free to comment 🙂 Thank you for reading!

Halloween Nails

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What you will need:

  • A nail file with seven sides
  • Cuticle Nippers
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Sally Hansen: Advanced Hard as Nails, Nylon + Retinol Strengthener
  • Sally Hansen: Xtreme Wear “Sun Kissed”
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black (Walgreen’s)
  • Sinful Colors Nail Art “Fashionista” (Sally Beauty Supply)
  • Sally Girl in a dark glittery purple (Sally Beauty Supply)
  • Sally Hansen “Mega Shine”
  • Nail art fine tipped brush

First Step: Make sure to pamper cuticles and nails before applying any sort of nail polish.  I like to use a nail file that has seven sides, three sides with a file and four with a buffer.  This helps strengthen the nail and brings out it’s natural shine.  Before using cuticle nippers, I suggest using cuticle oil in order to soften your cuticle so that the trimming will be less painful and easier.

Second Step: Put on the clear Hard as Nails nail polish to help protect your nails and also build up the strength.  Putting on a clear coat can also help prevent your nails from being stained by your nail polish.

Third Step:  Apply the “Sun Kissed” nail polish.  Wait until it dries.  This is a beautiful color which I will probably play around with later this fall.

Fourth Step:  Time to create the spider web!!  Make a line with the “Fashionista” glittery nail art and move it at a diagonal across your nail.

Make two lines “sprouting” out of this diagonal.

Make a half circle facing towards your hand over the three lines.

Now, paint another half circle above and repeat until you reach the top of your nail.

Fifth Step: Now is the time to create the creepy, crawly spider!  Take the black nail art and put a  medium sized dot on the nail to create the spider’s body.  You can place your spider anywhere!  Carefully paint on little legs on your spider.  The legs are the most challenging part so be patient! Once you have made the spider’s body take the fine tipped nail brush and dip it in the glittery purple.  Dab the purple onto the body so it creates a nice Halloween glow when you move your nails in the light!!

Sixth (and final) Step:  Put the Mega Shine nail polish on top of all of your nails to create a shiny finish.  Happy Halloween!!

***Please comment on my blog any questions, comments, or concerns.  Thank you for reading! ❤