Neutrals, Lace & Rhinestones!
Now that my nails are starting to grow out a little I’m feeling more inspired to do some nail art! Today I went for some neutral shades with some added bling. And I’m happy to say that I finally recorded the gemstone video I’ve been promising forever. It will be posted separately once I’ve had time to edit it… but it’s coming!
Index finger & pinky: These two nails have two coats of Pink Gellac Naked, one of the new shades that was just released. I used my Harmony Gel Striper brush and a silver nail art paint called Presto Chiarezza to add some silver stripes to the nails.
Middle finger: I wanted sheer black under my lace design, so I took a drop of Pink Gellac Beautiful Black and mixed it with some top coat to dilute it. I painted it on with a gel brush and cured. Then I stamped a delicate floral lace pattern onto the nail after wiping the tacky layer off. I used Messy Mansion stamping plate MM44, and black Mundo de Unas stamping polish. Once the stamping polish dried, I applied my gel top coat.
Ring finger: This finger has two coats of Pink Gellac Beautiful Black. When I posted about this color the other day I said it requires three coats, but it was actually nice and opaque with just two coats after I mixed it well. I applied a thick silver stripe down the middle of this nail using the same Presto color gel and a striping brush. Then I applied two rows of clear crystal rhinestones over the stripe, using Gelish Foundation gel as the “glue” and a thick coat of Gelish Top It Off to seal it all in.
Here’s a shot that I took that shows my thumb, which is done just like the index and pinky but with two stripes instead of one. In this picture I’m holding the little pot of Presto Chiarezza silver gel. I’m impressed that the silver was opaque over the black polish in just one coat!
I’m really hoping to do some holiday nail art soon, but I haven’t felt inspired yet. It doesn’t feel like the Christmas season to me since I’m not decorating my house this year. I’ll be in sunny Florida for the holiday! Maybe I need to do some beach-themed holiday nails… ?!