Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How To: Christmas Present Nail Art


Who doesn't like presents? Create this elegant but simple Christmas Present, 3D design using Dazzle Rocks and Acrylic Powder.

Products used:
Gelprisa Gel Polish -- Gelprisa "Lucky Girl"
Dazzle Rocks - "Kiss Me Mistletoe" from the Jingle Bell Collection to produce the holographic 3-D effects in the design.
Clean it Solution - Used to clean the nail surface once it's cured.
Wipe It - This is a lint free Towelette that will leave the nail surface completely clean.
Top Gel+ - To seal the design once finished.
WW Competitive Edge Acrylic Powder - Bubble free, very white powder
Prizma Powderz -- "Candy Apple"
A+ Liquid - A medium speed drying liquid with extra UV to protect the acrylic from fading and yellowing.
3D Brush - Short hair, sable brush with a very fine point that will create deep marks when doing three-dimensional designs.
Brush cleaner - Contains special conditioners formulated for real sable hair to prevent drying out. Removes hard product in under 1 minute.
Towelette - Small, super absorbent Towelette used to clean brush in between uses; cut down on fumes, and waste.
Small Dappen Dish- When working with three-dimensional designs, it is important to use a small container for liquid. This will save time and product.

Step by step procedure:

1. Apply a thin coat of Gelprisa "Lucky Girl" on the entire surface of the nail.
2. Use a scoop to either dip the nail or sprinkle the nail with enough Dazzle Rocks "Kiss me Mistletoe" to cover the nail completely. Be sure that the nail is completely packed. Cure for 2 minutes under a UV light or 1 minute under a LED light. (When working on natural nails and using Dazzle Rocks, the application of Miracle Manicure as a base coat is recommended to ensure long lasting results.)
3. Apply enough Clean It Solution on a Wipe It Towelette to thoroughly clean the surface of the nail. Clean the entire surface of the nail.
4. Using your A+ Liquid and WW Competitive Edge Acrylic Powder, grab a small ball and place it off center of the nail. Drag your ball vertically to approximately 1/3 of the nail surface and gently flatten with the back of your brush to resemble a ribbon.
5. Grab a second ball and place on the left side of the nail surface. Drag across the nail surface horizontally, from left to right, and gently flatten with the back of your brush to resemble a ribbon.
6. Grab a third ball and place off center, aligned with the top ribbon, and drag your ball vertically to the end of the nail. Gently flatten with the back of your brush to resemble a ribbon.
7. Using the "Candy Apple" acrylic, form a bow by creating a series of small petals. Grab a small ball of "Candy Apple" acrylic and place where the ribbons intersect. Mark and open the petals.
8. For the center of the bow, grab a very small ball of the "Candy Apple" acrylic and dip into the "Rock Me Red" Dazzle Rocks from the Jingle Bell Collection. Place in the center of the bow to give the bow a little shine in the center.
9. With the "Candy Apple" acrylic, wiggle 2 legs of acrylic to form the legs of the ribbon (see video).
10. Finish by accentuating the design with dots and lines around the ribbon.
11. Seal the nail surface except the ribbon and bow with Top Gel+ and cure for 2 minutes under a UV light or 1 minute under a LED light.
12. Apply enough Clean It Solution on a Wipe It Towelette to thoroughly clean the surface of the nail. To finish, clean the entire surface of the nail and apply Tammy Taylor conditioning Cuticle Oil.

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Have a Great Nail Day,
Tammy Taylor