Kirsty: Hi, everybody! Its Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, we are going to do some Halloween Inspired nails. Gonna sculpt them out, we’re gonna do some beautiful Cat’s Eye Gel Polish with a Halloween scene, have all the skulls especially. So, I’ve already prepped Vanessa’s nails, we’ve applied Tips. Just gonna do tips today because we’ve done loads of sculpts recently, so probably do some tips for you. Now, once you’ve done that, we are going to dehydrate that natural nail. You only need to do this on the natural nail, you don’t need to put it onto the tip. Adam: Doesn’t do anything to the tip, does it?
Kirsty: It doesn’t and it’s just a waste of product. Kirsty: And then we’re gonna put Acid Primer. So this is the Ultra Bond Acid Primer, just on the natural nail. The reason we don’t put this on the tip is because it will discolour the tip and we don’t want that, and also it’s a waste of product. Then we’re gonna sculpt out with natural beige and what I like to do with my pot is, pot it…pot it? Pass the pot. Pop the pot onto a slant in the lid. Now, I can really get into that pot a little bit easier. I’m going to use Medium-speed Liquid. Don’t need High-speed because it’ll set up far too quick and I don’t want to use Max Adhesion because it’ll set up too slow. I want it medium. So, you see how low I can get into this pot, which enables me to pick up a nice chunky bead. And we’re gonna start sort of three-quarters of the way down the nail, and we’re gonna pat and pull that. Stretch the product till we reach the very tip of the nail. Adam: That looks nearly as good as the ones I did. Kirsty: Please, Adam. Oh my God! I can’t wait for that video to go out. Adam: I think they’ll probably already be out by the time this one goes out. Kirsty: Well, that video…oh my God! Adam doing my nails! Jesus! The bead pick up was so beautiful, Adam, you know and what you did to the poor brush. You like, destroyed the soul of the brush. Adam: I thought I was cleaning it.
Kirsty: No, you clearly weren’t cleaning it because it was absolutely trashed by the end of it. Kirsty: So, second bead at the cuticle area and we’re gonna pat and press that and stretch that down over the top of that previous bead. Again nice and low into the pot. Three-quarters of the way down. Notice how I pat the back of the bead, just to sort of blend that into the nail a little bit first. Pat and press till you reach the tip. And once you’re at that tip, you want to make sure you’ve got an even distribution of product. Do you know what that means, Adam? Adam: It means not what I did. Kirsty: You still got the nails? Adam: Too right, I’m framing those bad boys. Adam: It was an achievement.
Kirsty: It was an achievement. Adam: The fact that I just didn’t take it seriously at all is the achievement.
Kirsty: Yeah! Chris really took it seriously. Adam: He went silent.
Kirsty: And he was so stressed, he was shaking and everything. Adam: And I was doing a tutorial. I was telling people what was going on… Kirsty: Yeah!
Adam: …then I was freaking out. Adam: Then I was mocking everybody.
Vanessa: Oh, dear! Kirsty: And I was going, “Clean your brush! Clean your brush!” “I am cleaning my brush” And he was just like battering the brush. Adam: Hailey always says I’m quite a heavy-handed, like, I don’t know my own strength, Adam: …but I did with that brush.
Kirsty: Yeah! Adam: And I thought I was just like lightly brushing it but then when I looked what I was actually doing, I was stabbing it into the table. Kirsty: It was not good. And Adam thought he knew it all. Adam: I didn’t know it all, just can’t
Kirsty: Putting into practice. Adam: Exactly! Adam: Without a bit of practice.
Kirsty: Without any practice, I know. Kirsty: Wow! Well, you could clearly see who had practice and who hadn’t. Adam: Mm-hmm! Kirsty: I mean, don’t get me wrong. Chris’ weren’t amazing but you know, he was the rightful winner. Adam: Oh, absolutely got no doubt about that Adam: …but it didn’t look like he put that much effort into the training do you know what I mean?
Kirsty: No! Kirsty: I think if you’d had the amount of training that Chris’ had had…
Adam: The practice, yeah. The practice at home. Kirsty: …you would have like been phenomenal.
Adam: Completely! Vanessa: They’ve stuck together.
Kirsty: Why are you doing that? Kirsty: I’ll tell you what, Vanessa… Adam: You’ve what?
Kirsty: Vanessa’s just stuck her nails together. I’ll show you in a minute. Let me get this bead on for God’s sake. We’ve released… Adam: Is she one of them clients again?
Kirsty: Yeah, but can you remember last time she was in? Kirsty: My God!
Vanessa: I blame you there for just shoving my finger out the way. Kirsty: I didn’t. Kirsty: Look.
Adam: Lets have a look. Kirsty: So, that nail was stuck like that.
Vanessa: I feel like it’s not as bad as the last time. Kirsty; It’s not as bad because this is repairable, quite easy. Whereas, the one we did… Vanessa: the other time.
Kirsty: …the Gatsby nails. Kirsty: Oh god, that was.
Vanessa: I’m improving. Work in progress. Kirsty: Yes! Work in progress all the time.
Vanessa: What is that? Vanessa: I know now. Kirsty: Alright! We can…I’ve gone but quite quick so I can pop a Pinching Tool onto that thumb. And by the time I’ve done this one, I can then get the Pinching Tool and put it on to the index finger, but hopefully it won’t be stuck to your thumb. Vanessa: Fingers crossed. Kirsty: No, don’t cross your fingers, you’re getting stuck together. Then I’d move that on. Just gonna finger-pinch the end of this one, just to make it slightly tighter. Adam: I’ve got too much work to do to…
Kirsty: Practice nails. Adam: Practice nails. Really do. Adam: I enjoyed it. I had fun.
Kirsty: Yeah! Adam: Probably never do it again. Kirsty: Do you want to see Adam doing nails again? Adam: Well, they’re gonna see it on my channel anyway because I have… Kirsty: Mm-hmm!
Adam: I recorded myself in here doing it. Kirsty: Oh, yes! When you did your little…
Adam: Experiment? Kirsty: Yeah! Alright! Because this is a little nail, we should be able to do this in one bead. Right! So, we’re gonna file these now. I’ve got a 120-grit file. Gonna come up the sidewalls, get them nice and straight. Because don’t forget, when you pinch a nail, sometimes the sides can drop down. So, you wanna make sure that those are nice and straight. Adam: You’ve never said that before.
Kirsty: I’ll tell you what, everyday is a school day! Adam: In all of the years I’ve been doing this, you’ve never said that. Adam: That’s where everybody’s been going wrong and it’s all your fault.
Kirsty: Yeah! Kirsty: Terrible.
Vanessa: Have you seen those really curly nails. Kirsty: Oh, yeah. The nails are dropped down like that. Kirsty: What’s that all about?
Vanessa: That’s what’s always put me off nails. Vanessa: …that’d freak me out.
Adam: Did you thought that was you were gonna get? Vanessa: ..freak me out. Like before I knew you and all the nails things that I know now, Vanessa: I still don’t understand those things but I know a lot more than I do.
Kirsty: Yeah! Vanessa: Just…they freaking out even more now like. Vanessa: But isn’t that how your nails grow. Like, downwards
Kirsty: There is that. Kirsty: Some nails grow down but some people use what I would say cheap tips. Or old-fashioned tips might be a better word. Might be a better wording. Old-fashioned tips that do…they have a drop like that and then they leave them dropped, which doesn’t look nice. From the top view, they might look nice like that but then when you turn and you see, they curly whirly business. Vanessa: They freak me out.
Kirsty: Hmm! They’re not nice. Kirsty: Everything should come straight out of that side wall. Alright! So, I’m gonna buff them now. I’ve sculpted them out, they’re all coming nice and straight out, got a nice square end on them. So, these are a ballerina shape. Some people like to call them coffin. Or even tapered square. I like getting to this point because it’s like the transformation is amazing. From those not so great nails to lovely nails. Adam: Tips are much faster, you know.
Kirsty: Yeah! Kirsty: Alright! Give these a wipe over. Gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution. Don’t need to melt that top layer with it Acetone. So, if I wanted to do that, I would use Acetone and wipe over because we still need a few demarcations in the nail because the gel polish will really attach itself really well to the nail because of those tiny little scratches. It was like to make sure I pull underneath and make sure that there’s no little bits of a plastic tip that haven’t been quite filed away. I like to pull underneath and make sure that’s nice and smooth as well. Okay! What we’re gonna do is apply Serious Black on all of the nails. Oh my God! I can see a fluffy. So, we’re gonna bounce to the cuticle. So, this is the part that you need to be careful. You don’t wanna flood the cuticle. You wanna make sure you get it nice and neat and then you can drag down. Kirsty: I hope you’re getting excited about that.
Vanessa: I like black. Kirsty: You like black. Did you hear then she went… Vanessa: I looked down and I got proper excited on what you were doing. Kirsty: Thin layer. See how I’m dragging products so it’s nice and thin, I’m gonna use these Cat Eyes, Cracked Ice and Extraterrestrial. And what we gonna do is, we’re gonna do a bit of both colours. You wanna do a bit random like that. Make sure you wipe the brush it goes back in the bottle. You don’t want to contaminate. I’m gonna use the magnet to move the metal particles around, to create any kind of pattern that you want. We don’t want it to all be exactly the same. Just gonna disturb it again just so I can get it exactly how I want it. Oh, yeah! I like that one. Pop that in. So, I’m just gonna play around with the magnet and move it around to where I want it. I want them all a little bit different. Pop me that in. Kirsty: I like these colours in the background.
Vanessa: Mm-hmm! Kirsty: I just touched it! Vanessa: Your turn to ruin it now, is it?
Kirsty: Yeah, I just touched it with the end of it. Kirsty: So, I’m gonna use some Snow White to create a partial moon. Now, you don’t want this completely opaque. So, don’t start whacking load of gel polish on there to get it really opaque. You want it to be of those little shadows, so it looks more moon-like. Move that around till you’re happy. I’m gonna pop that into the lamp. Right! We’re gonna take Cracked Ice now and I’m gonna go over the top of the moon. Spooky! And we’ll add the other colour as well. Let’s get our magnet. Pop that in the lamp. We’re going to use the Ultra Matte Coat. Oh my God! Very excited. I absolutely love Cat’s Eye with matte over the top. It’s so cool. And I’m doing this first of all because when I paint my design on, it’s a lot easier to see and hopefully, Adam can film it really clearly because there’ll be a contrast of matte and shiny when I apply it. Pop me them in the lamp. Look at that. It instantly looks spooky, doesn’t it? and when we rotate and you see the movement of the Cat’s Eye effect. I just think it looks spooky straightaway. Adam: Lets have a look.
Kirsty: Look, don’t it? Kirsty: Can you see why I did it coming off the moon?
Adam: Mm! Kirsty: Look at that moonlight. I’m excited! We’re gonna use Serious Black to create the designs. So, we’re first of all, we’re gonna start with like these little kind of grassy strokes at the bottom and this will flow across all the nails. Will do this on all the nails. So, we’re gonna do like a scene where…instead of doing…we’ve done things before where we do like a graveyard and things like that but we’re gonna do a scene of a field. Not with like jumping deers and things like that, no. We’re going to do scary scarecrows who had pumpkins for heads. Adam: I drove through a little village the other day.
Kirsty: Mm-hmm. Adam: And there was tons of scarecrows in it.
Kirsty: Really? Adam: Hmm! Vanessa: Is it like a thing you do for Halloween or?
Adam: Everybody had scarecrows and it wasn’t even the Halloween, Adam: …but there are tons of different scarecrows on.
Kirsty: Were they dead cool? Adam: Well, they were all dressed like, some of them of outfits were superheroes. Kirsty: Oh my God! That’s ace.
Adam: Mm-hmm! Vanessa: Where me nan lived, they did it’s like it was a big thing of like everyone that sort of lived there, they made them up for different occasions and that they do things for Halloween and stuff like that, so they’d be everywhere. Adam: It was just this little village outside of Sunderland when I was going to Newcastle. Kirsty: And little pumpkin will be wearing a hat.
Adam: The scarecrow. Kirsty: Well, the scarecrow/pumpkin head, yeah.
Adam: Should you put a pumpkin on a scarecrow? Kirsty: A pumpkin head on a scarecrow, yeah. Don’t know about you guys but I’m love with this. Just cure me that a sec, so I don’t knock it because I know what I’m like. Adam: Get her to cure it, won’t she probably knock it? Kirsty: well, yeah, there is that. Vanessa: will,I dipped these in and not touched the sides. Kirsty: And we’ll do some bats coming off from them flying, from the moon. Not the actual moon because that would be a fair trip. Imagine if they could fly all the way to the moon. Adam: Fly me to the moon. Kirsty: And they’re gonna get smaller and smaller, the closer they get to the moon so you create that depth. Then we’re gonna do like a tree, the scary tree. There’ll be no leaves on the tree because you know, this time of year, there are no leaves. Adam: They’re all dying.
Kirsty: That’s it. They’re all dead. Kirsty: Very morbid for Halloween. I told Allycia, my oldest daughter, today, that I was doing Halloween and she’s like, “I love Halloween. It’s my favourite holiday.” And then we’re gonna do a pumpkin here. Let’s do the shape of the pumpkin. Gonna mix a bit of black with a little bit of the Snow White just to make a gray. So, I can come around the edge of that pumpkin, so you can see it’s a little bit clearer. As if the moonlight is just catching it. Pop me that in the lamp. Right! What we’re gonna do, we’re gonna use the white so, Snow White to do little features of…I was gonna say facial features. Well, I suppose they are, you know, pumpkin’s facial features. Cure that and then what we’re gonna use is… pop it in the lamp. Come on, stop looking at it. We’re gonna use from the luminous collection, Atomic Tangerine, which is a glow-in-the-dark colour. We’re gonna use that over the top of the white. The reason I put the white down is because it will make it even brighter. So, with the orange now. See, the orange wouldn’t cover the black, that’s why I need the white as well. We’re gonna add the orange over the top as if it’s a glow for the pumpkins. Pop that in the lamp. That is so cool! It’s so cool! And with the Cat’s Eye in the background, we are going to matte-topcoat that. I’m gonna do it because…gonna do it now because I’m gonna do the artwork on these and I know that Vanessa will get loads of fluff and all sorts of rubbish on to that sticky layer. Vanessa: Well, you knocked it as well today.
Kirsty: Alright! I’m not with the blaming people. Kirsty: We are going to matte-topcoat everything. It should be all nice and matte and spooky. Pop me that in the lamp. Oh, look at that! So cool! Right! Let’s do the others. Aww! That’s cute. Vanessa: Yeah!
Kirsty: That is cute. The pumpkin. Kirsty: So, let me tell you this. My mom made a teddy for my cousin. This is how it started, for my cousin’s wedding. It was made out of her dad’s clothes, my Uncle Mick who passed away. It’s on my little vlog, ain’t it? It’s on my little vlog. Gorgeous teddy! First teddy she’s made. Now, she’s on the third one, I think or fourth. Fourth one. Vanessa: Fifth.
Kirsty: Fifth. Vanessa: I think it is the fifth.
Kirsty: Oh my God! Vanessa: She did that one for Charlotte and she’s done two more of the cloth style, Vanessa: …then she’s done the Jean one and she’s on to another Jean one, I think.
Kirsty: Yeah. Kirsty: The Jean… I like the denim one. I…
Vanessa: Especially like she did with the dumper pattern. Kirsty: Yes!
Vanessa: Nice! Kirsty: So, it’s like all…oh, will have to get…I’ll take some pictures.
Adam: Oh, yeah! Definitely Kirsty: So, whenever I go around my mom, she’s sewing. Adam: Is it Keeping her busy?
Kirsty: Keeping her very busy, yeah. Adam: Cool.
Kirsty: And the one…what she does is she sprays a mixed perfume on… Kirsty: …perfume, aftershave…sprays this my Uncle Mick’s aftershave on, so it smiles like him as well Kirsty: …and for Charlotte, she’s got this little camera because he’s got like a photographer.
Adam: Hmm, yeah! Kirsty: It’s got little cam on. So nice! Oh, I love them! Especially like, when you move them and you’ll see… Adam: It’s like a search light that.
Kirsty: Yeah. Yes, indeed. Adam: Bat signal. Kirsty: Spooky Halloween nails. I’m gonna put a little bit of Cuticle oil on. I don’t want to drag this cuticle oil all over the nail because it will matte it…it will make it shiny. And what I’ll do is, I’ll rub that in and then I’ll give them a wipe over just to make sure that they are fully matte. So, you can use the Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution just to make sure that you’ve got no Cuticle Oil on the nail, so you get that full effect and your client can see the full effect of the matte. And you see the tiniest cobweb in the world. Little spider coming off the tree. Spooky! Adam: Very cool.
Kirsty: Very cool. I love it. Kirsty: There you are, guys. Bit of Halloween for you and I will say that Vanessa is actually dressed for the occasion. I know she doesn’t want be on camera, but she has got a Vanessa: I can spare a sleeve.
Kirsty: Can you spare a sleeve? Come on, hurry up. Kirsty: We’ve got you in. Look! She’s dressed for Halloween. How cool is this? Love it. I was gonna ask where is it from. Where is it from? Vanessa: Matalan
Kirsty: Matalan duck. Kirsty: Matalan There you are! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Have a great Halloween and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye bye!