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  • 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! 

    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
    Final product

    I hope you guys like it~

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    Blogger Kayako said on February 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM  

    Love your nails <3 it's soo lovely !

    Blogger jimmyrodrics said on June 8, 2012 at 5:39 AM  

    Nice Art. I like the color more.. Even though it's simple it is really eyecatching! Love it!

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