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Valentines day nails with bullion beads

Hello,
Today I want to show you my new Valentines Day Nail Design.
Recently I saw a lot of Caviar Nails so I bought some bullion beads for nail art.

bullion beads for nail art

Some of them are opaque other are transparent. I was really happy with them until I noticed that some colours of the beads are bleeding out after contact with my top coat. It happened when I was adding them onto the nails I made last time. I wanted to upgrade my old design and then the disaster came…

Bleeding out bullion beads

I put purple bullion beads straight onto the wet top coat. When I started to shape the heart in the middle I noticed that purple bullion beads are bleeding out. I was so unhappy because there was no good way to fix this.

Well, the ruined nails are of course not the end of the world. It is a good reason to make new ones :) So I made this

Valentines day nails with bullion beads

For the base and the hearts I used acrylic paint. These paint has some tiny lumps in it so the nail surface is a bit uneven. I actually like it because it gives the rustic finish (it reminds me of oil paintings on canvas). Than I painted the nails with top coat and put bullion beads (not bleeding ones) on the edges of the hearts.

Nail caviar

To keep bullion beads in place I dropped small amount of polish inside the heart area. This sealed the edges of the bullion beads heart. I was very careful not to pour the polish outside the hearts or over the bullion beads and also to secure every little bead. Then the drying time was sooo long, so I was happy that I made this design on glue on nails not on my natural :)

Nail art with bullion beads

The one more thing which I don’t like about the bullion beads I bought is that the beads are not equal size. I guess if you are making caviar nails fully covered with bullion beads the difference in beads size is not so important (maybe it is?), but if I make lines with beads I want them equal othervise lines look wavy and not so nice. You can see it on the heart made on index finger nail.

Do you use bullion beads for the nail art? I know that it takes forever to work with them, but I think that the end effect is so lovely!

Thank you for coming!

Valentine’s Day Nails with Hearts

Hello,
I know that it’s middle of January, but I am already thinking about nail designs for Valentine’s Day.
Here is my first one for that day – hearts on nails.

I was thinking that there should not be hearts becouse Valentine’s Day is already full of them, but they keep coming back… so design with hearts it is :)

I think the good idea is to add something more to this nail desing. It looks kind of flat especially on the middle finger nail.

Did you already think about your Valentine’s Day nail design?
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Violet swirled french tip nails

Hello!
Today I have for you some swirled french tip nails.

The base colour is NYC In A New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nailpolish – Prince Street. It’s a really beautiful dark violet/purple. On the nails there are three coats. Unfortunately to get the stunning colour like in the bottle, three coats are needed. White swirled tips are made with acrylic paint.

Picture above is taken in warm artificial light when the polish releases tiny pink sparkles. I like this look a lot. It’s not a glittery look, just a little bit of extra shine.

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Christmas nails

Hello!
It is already this time of the year when all the nail blogers are posting their christmas nail designs. Everybody come up with their ideas, so do I. Here is my christmas nail design for this season – simple nail art with Holly.

As a base coat I used one of my favourite reds - H&M RED NAIL. Hollies are painted with acrylic paint with a green glitter sprinkled on them. After application of a top coat I added red rhinestones imitating red berries of the Holly shrub.

The leafs don’t need to be symetrical which makes this design fast and easy to make.
I took the pictures in different light to try to show the green glitter, but unfortunately it is not so easy to see it. I must work more on my taking the photos skills. Maybe it is a good New Year’s resolution? :)

Thank you for coming :)

Blue nails with rhinestones

Hello,
Today I have for you some simple design made on glue on nails.

As a base I used blue acrylic paint. Than made oval white shapes on each nail. When the white paint dried I noticed that it’s a bit transparent so white turned into very light blue. On the top of ovals I added tiny glitter – let it sparkle :)
When paint was dry I applied top coat and sticked blue rhinestones straight on the polish.

That’s it :) I hope you like this design.

Thank you for coming!