Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Step By Step: Nude Accent with Flowers

This is my Step By Step tutorial on the nail design I showed the other day.

What you will need:
  • Base colour - French pink - Maybelline Sheer Ballet Pink
  • Accent colour - red - Revlon Revlon Red
  • Top Coat - Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Scotch Tape
  • Konad Special Polish White
  • Image Plate M31
  • Stamper
  • Scraper
  • Cotton Pads
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Pad of Paper/Paper towelling

Step 1: Apply a base coat and then a nude pink that you would use for a French manicure. Alternately, if you have unstained nails you can just buff your nails to a shine. I used Maybelline Sheer Ballet Pink.

Step 2: Ensure your base colour is completely dry. Cut ten pieces of scotch tape long enough to cover your nail.

Step 3: Stick the scotch tape to your palm repeatedly until you get rid of most of the stickiness. Then place the scotch tape at an angle across your nail.

 Step 4: Once taped down and the edge sealed, add a coat of your chosen nail polish for the accent. I am using Revlon Revlon Red.
***If you have very steady hands you can attempt to freehand

Step 5: Once you've painted the accent remove the scotch tape straight away.

Step 6:  Repeat Steps 3-5 for each of your remaining fingers.

Step 7: Next prepare the items you will need for your Konad stamping. I used Konad Special Polish White and Konad image plate M31. Apply the polish to the plate, scrape and stamp. Then align the image on the corner with the red accent down the nail. Repeat this for your other nails.

Highlighted is the design I used for this manicure
Image plate from ICNA

Step 8: Using plate M31 again pick one of the flowers from this design and stamp it along the bottom of your nail, below your previous stamp. Repeat this for your other nails.

Step 9: Clean up any mess then added a top coat. I used Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

And you're done!!!

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