Oh yeah…she’s rough and tough with her Afro puffs. Loved using @bernadettenails in “Jezebel”
Thank you @nailsinc for the goodies OMGGG😍 ladies…..I’m thinking of a “giveaway”….what do you think?
Ok, here is the finished look! I swear the @moschino Fall ‘14 runway show got me out of my seat! Seriously! There is NO denying that @itsjeremyscott has every gagging over this collection…UGH! LOVES HIM! And of course you too @pabloolea it’s been years since we last spoke.
Runway image credit: Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com
Giving You Back That Evil Ass Eye…using@bernadettenails “Oh Sherry”, “Ratchet”, “Dizzy Broad”, “Dirty Diana”, “Desire”, “The Queen B”, “The Sky’s The Limit”, “Macktress
@bernadettenails I swear “DESIRE” has to be the sickest white nail lacquer I have ever used. Talk about pure white to the fullest degree…OMG🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
NailGurl: “Rainbow Ribbed Curtain” – Nail Art Tutorial
Colors Needed: Patricia Yankee Nail Lacquer in “Realm” (Dark Purple); “Son” (Yellow); “Abundance” (light blue); “Light” (Holo Glitter); “Compassion” (Pink); “Lily” (Light Purple); “Reign” (Blue)
Additional Tools Needed: Nail Art Striper Brush & Dotting Tool
1.) Paint the entire nail plate using “Realm”, a two full coat application is all that is needed. (let full dry).
2.) Step two is the longest step! Using your nail art striper brush; utilize “Abundance” (light blue) to create a curved stripe effect across the nail plate. Start at left sidewall of the nail & pull your brush up and around to the right side wall. Keep doing this until you get to the free edge of the nail.
2a.) Next create tiny thin lines and the base of each curbed stripe effect. Mix the length of each line (short, medium, long strokes).
2b.) Lastly work tiny dots along each line stroke featured at the base of your initial curbed line detail. (Add additional drying time for this step)
3.) Using your striper brush a minimal dose of “Reign” (blue) onto the left side wall of your curved stripe design.
4.) Using your striper brush add “Light” (holo glitter) into each curved stripe detail. Try not to let this shade run into any other area of the nail. Stay within the stripe itself.
5.) Using “Son” (yellow) work a minimal highlight onto the right sidewall of the nail plate. Continue this onto every curved striped detail.
6.) Repeat step 5 using – “Compassion” (pink)
7.) Repeat step 3 using – “ Son” (yellow)
8.) Lastly, add some minimal detailing using “Lily” on the right sidewall of each curved detail.
9.) Add your favorite topcoat or UV topcat (cure) and your look is complete.
Today I’m working in a different “Realm” courtesy of @pattieyankee - I love this deep purple shade! Yes ladies I got your #NailArtTutorial coming up in the next post😘
NailGurl Nail Art Tip: Want to FULLY secure your stones?
Use a thin layer of CLEAR builder gel on top of your nail enhancement. Then individually apply stones, cure for 2 minutes. Just be careful NOT to place gel on top of stones. You want to keep the flawless finish of your stones facets.
I’m so plotting on what to do next…any suggestions? Colors shown are from @zoyanailpolish “Awaken” collection❤️
Aside from poor acrylic application being another factor to nail lifting, poor nail preparation is one of the most common issues that causes artificial nail enhancements to runaway from ya babyyyy….RUNAWAY (saying this in Kanye West voice). I’m so serious, any who here is my mini tutorial on nail preparation👇
1.) Make sure that nails are clean from oils, dirt, debris. Make sure you sanitize hands with alcohol or hand sanitizer. You & your client must sanitize your hands! Period end of story!
2.) Remove nail polish that may be on the nails using nail polish remover. I love using @zoyanailpolish REMOVE + (3-in-1 formula)
3.) Push back cuticles, then proceed remove any dead skin or nail debris. if you find hang nails or standing dead skin; use a nipper to remove. Be sure NOT to clip or cut live skin. Clean nail surface of the nail using a nail brush if you so happen to have one.
4.) Use a 180 grit file; and lightly file the nail plate a this helps take off the nails natural shine. Use a nail brush to remove excess dust. Any nail file lower than 180 used on a natural nail can cause damage. So please be sure to pay attention to your grit count when filing natural nails!
5.) Use a lint free (preferably) wipe, & nail polish remover and clean the surface of each nail thoroughly.
6.) Apply tips (if using tips) with your favorite glue.
7.) Apply dehydrator (I like using OPI’s Bond Aid ph Balancing Agent ) to each nail - let dry
8.) Use your favorite choice of primer (this is like glue for nails) to each nail. Be advised that there are acid-based primers & non-acid based primers. Do not over saturate the nail with primer! I love using @CNDworld “Nail Prime” acid free primer as of late.
9.) Apply acrylic to the nail… be sure to watch out for the cuticle area & side walls when applying acrylic…and BOOM your done! This will take tons of practice but after a while you will definitely get the hang of it.