Tutorial: Union Jack Deco Nail on Friday, January 6, 2012 @ 12:12 AM
Two blogs in a day!
So I originally recorded me doing my left hand...but my camera decided to rebel so I had to just take pictures of my right hand. The lighting in my room is a bit wonky so I apologize for that in advance.
I had a lot of fun doing this design; I always really liked the pattern of the Union Jack. I already have people asking me "Are you British?" No, but it's a heck a lot cooler than the American flag!
LET'S GET STARTED
|The polishes I used for this design|
|Aziza Care: One-Step Green Tea Fortifier|
|Apply as base coat|
|Sally Hanson HD: Laser |
|Apply after the base coat dries|
Though I really like the color of the laser polish, it's really translucent and needs about 3-4 coats for it to be opaque; thus it takes forever to dry.
|I purchased my rhinestones here|
|Sally Hansen Double Duty: Strengthening Base & Top Coat|
|Use clear coat as adhesive|
I like using the Sally Hansen better here because it goes on thicker than the Aziza one
|Use a dotting tool and dip it in a bit of clear polish to pick up the rhinestones|
If you don't have a dotting tool, you can use a toothpick, pencil or anything pointy
|Let's start with the thumb~|
|Start making a cross with the rhinestones|
|I have mine off centered|
|Outline with the silver rhinestones and seal with a top coat|
|Middle finger time~|
|Love & Beauty polishes: Blue stars & Glitter|
These polishes were purchased at Forever 21
TIP: Usually when applying glitter polish, they tend to lift up so one way to prevent that is apply a clear coat THEN apply the glitter. Also I think for shaped glitter polishes (like the star above), it's better to pick it off the brush then apply to nail. After the glitter has set a bit, apply a top coat.
|Clean up with a Q-tip soaked with nail polish remover|
I hope you guys like it~
Labels: DIY, Nail art, Tutorial