when I was in Chicago, interviewing AstroWifey
for NAILgasm: the nail art documentary, she gave me my very first glitter gel manicure
and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Today I’m going to teach you how to create
your own loose glitter gradient manicure with your at home gel kit and craft glitters from
your local craft store you want to start with a clean palette – follow
the nail prep directions that came with you gel products to ensure that your nails are
completely free of debris and oil. Once your nails are clean apply gel primer.
next apply your base coat, make sure none of your basecoat is on your actual skin and
cure. once your base coat has been cured you’ll
notice your nails will be very sticky, which is perfect for laying down loose glitter.
next take your brush, I’m using a makeup concealer brush and press it gently into your first
glitter. Press your brush firmly down onto the base of your nail
don’t worry if there’s blank spaces where glitter should be, we’ll go back and cover
those up later continue with your next glitter color.
cleaning your brush off in between colors is optional once your third color of glitter has been
applied take another clean brush and gently remove any excess glitter.
then with the same brush press it down your nail so the glitter is nice and flat for when
we apply base coat next, apply base coat and cure
if you like the way your manicure looks at this stage you can stop, but I”m going to
add another layer of glitter to make this mermaid inspired nail design more intense.
once you are done applying your glitters, take a clean brush and remove the excess glitter
like before. Then press firmly down your nail from the base to the free edge.
apply base coat and cure finish off your glitter gradient gel nail
design by cleaning off the sticky layer that has formed on top of your nails with the gel
cleanser provided in your kit of 99% rubbing alcohol.
that’s it, you’re done, congratulations on giving yourself some awesome glitter gradient
gel nails. if you want to learn how to remove the glitter
from your makeup brushes keep watching hold you brush over a trash can and run a
toothpick or dotting tool through the brush back and forth until the glitter is gone.
that’s it I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, don’t forget
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