Tutorial-Funky Vintage Nail Art
These nails turned out super fun! We started with a Brisa Lite base coat and smoothing gel application followed by three color coats of Gelish Seafoam, Gelish Princess Tiara, and Gelish Candyland Yellow with Opi Alpine Snow on the ring and thumbs. The pinky and pointer finger have a coat of Gelish Champagne as well to add a vintage flair. I hand painted all the designs starting with the flowers. I used Shellac Hot Chilli’s for the first color of the flowers, cured it, then added Rose Bud to highlight. I then used Thanks a Windmillion in GelColor for the leaves. I wanted subdued, softer colors for these flowers. After the flowers were cured I painted a thin coat of Shellac negligee over the entire design to add extra softness. I used Tart-y For The Party by China Glaze for the stripes and leopard print and China Glaze Aquadelic for the polka dots. While the Alpine Snow was still sticky on the thumbs I pressed a custom blended light pink glitter mix into the inhibition layer. I then did a thin top coat over all the nails and cured for two minutes. The thumb got an extra top coat which we added the silver studs to. Make sure they are lined up straight and cure for two minutes. I do one extra top coat over the studs to make sure they stay on really well, curing an additional two minutes. Wipe the inhibition layer off with 99% alcohol after all the nails have cured two minutes and apply a good cuticle oil such as Solar Oil or Avoplex by OPI to replenish lost moisture from the acetone removal process. I also double check all the nails and make sure there aren’t any rough edges. If I find any I lightly file till the edge is smooth.
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