nail deco of the week #37 / tutorial

18 Jan

http://i41.tinypic.com/4g2dqc.jpg

i got a few requests for a tut, so here you go!
it’s very simple and you can do it quickly for a fast simple mani (:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2koiz9.jpg
what i use:
lippmann collection – how far is heaven?
china glaze – passion
stripe rite – silver glitter
cover girl – disco dazzle

1. basic prep (clean nails, base coat, blahblahblah)

http://i40.tinypic.com/25f0sua.jpg
2. i painted two layers of ‘how far is heaven’ ~ you can do more or less depending on how sheer you want it to be (:

http://i40.tinypic.com/30a9js5.jpg
3. paint tips with ‘passion’ or w/e color you want.
it doesn’t have to to be perfect b/c you can conceal your mistakes with glitter later!

http://i41.tinypic.com/5pj2me.jpg
4. you can use as many different types of glitters as you want, but i’m only using 2 in this tut. (:
so paint another stripe with your finest/densest glitter, patrially overlapping your colored tips

http://i42.tinypic.com/2kh8ra.jpg
5. do the same thing as stop #4, but with your more sparse glitters. if you’re using many glitters, start with the densest glitter and your last glitter should be the sparse-est! i hope that made sense >_>

http://i44.tinypic.com/jff94x.jpg
6. now paint over your dense glitter layers/colored tips with your sparse-est glitter

http://i44.tinypic.com/51di10.jpg
7. add a topcoat and you’re done! (there is no topcoat layer in the pic above ^_^)

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9 Responses to “nail deco of the week #37 / tutorial”

  1. hanako January 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    oooh this is so pretty! very festive but at the same time kinda subtle because it uses neutrals. i love it! i gotta get myself that CG nail polish. thank you so much for the tutorial. :D

  2. rasilla January 21, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    I’m so glad you now have a blog!
    It makes looking at all the nail designs at one, easier :)
    Anyway I’m bluebyul on Sooompi~
    I bought the CG DiscoDazzle online, and waiting for it to come in so I can do the gradients this way. Can’t wait!
    btw just wondeirng, do you have any of the other glitter top coats from CoverGirl? I’ve been trying to look for decent swatches, cause the website I’m trying to buy them from doesn’t show the actual product…
    Anyway can’t wait to see more design/tutorials in the future :D

  3. Jasmine January 24, 2009 at 12:36 am #

    thanks hanako :)

    rasilla, thanks and hi!
    i only have one glitter topcoat from covergirl! sorry :(

  4. nana February 5, 2009 at 3:59 am #

    woah… that’s so awesomely pretty… i love the colors! and the shape of your nails *_* i’m so jealous xP you seriously have mad nail designing skills! This might be a random question but… what camera do you use? it looks so pro…^^;

  5. Jasmine February 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    thanks nana,
    i use canon powershot sd1000

  6. Jnie February 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    So pretty!
    You are so creative at your nail designs. I’m honestly jealous, I have to use konad.

  7. Lucy April 4, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    Love it, love it! My favorites, glittery finishes.

  8. elizabeth December 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    hey girl, i think this is the prettiest nailjob ever.. and a really good, clear tutorial. i really appreciate it! i am planning on starting a blog of my own soon, i’ll be sure to add you and mention this tutorial!

  9. Asuka July 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Thanks for this tutorial! I LOVE IT, it is sooo gorgeous and rather easy to do as well for a beginner like me :)

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