How to Use Crushed Shells – Naio Nails Tutorial

How to Use Crushed Shells – Naio Nails Tutorial


Hi, I’m Kirsty Meakins from Naio Nails.
In this video, I’m going to show you a really cool design using crushed shells.
So these nails are already prepped and what I’m going to do is just play around with
crushed shells and do some different things for you so you can be inspired how to use
them. Okay? I’m going to sculpt them out. So I’m fitting sculpting forms on these
three nails that I’m going to do the design on. I’ve got a video showing just how to
fit sculpting forms, haven’t we? So you can always check that link out.
So I’m dehydrating, making thin clear free edge. What I’m going to do is take some
medium-sized bead. I’m going to draw off the brush the excess liquid which is called
bleeding it out. And then place it on top, the back. The bead that I’m placing at the
back by the cuticle, I’m not going to bleed out, I’m just going to fill to the end and
drive it straight over the top of the previous bead. So I’m going to do exactly the same
on the little finger as well. I’m just going to pinch this now, pinch it right still warm.
So I’ve got crushed shells here. I’ve got pink anemone crushed shells, sea shell
crushed shells, and tropical ocean crushed shells. So basically, we’ve got a pink,
a purple, and a blue. I’m going to get these out ready now. So these are for real shells.
So we’ve got back sort of opalescent sheen on them.
I’m going to work on this one now. I’m going to pick up a clear bead. I’m going
to show you two different ways of doing it. I’m going to pick up a small clear bead,
touch the shells, place that on and I’m going to do this with each colour and place
them where I would like them. Keep them nice and flat. Just move them around where you
want them, a bit like when you use chunky glitter. Now we’re going to encapsulate
this with clear acrylic. Now, this one, we’re going to do the application
a little bit different. So I’m going to take a bead of clear acrylic and put that
over the free edge. I’m going to use the wet brush to pick up the shells and press
it into the clear acrylic that we’ve already applied. Now I think this is a quicker way
of doing it. And then we’re going to encapsulate with clear acrylic. You’re sandwiching them
inside. Just going to give that a pinch a peu. Let me just start to pinch this with
the nail rod. On the thumb, I’m going to pick up a small
bead, put on a bit of colour and what we’re going to do is press them into that round
bead that you put on. Keep it nice and round. We’re going to do a few of those using different
sized beads. Press in some more shells. Do you see the side of that new one we did now.
It’s probably about a mil. So thin but not too thin. So now I’ve done that, over the
top of these little dots we’ve done. You need to put a clear layer over the top just
to protect the shells before we do the next part which we’ve covered them. Give them
a press down just so they’re quite flat. Then we’re going to take the vivid violet.
Then we’re going to flush that all in between. This is purely here for colour. Then we’re
going to put clear on. The minute you’re thinking, “What the
hell is this? What is she doing to this nail?” All will be revealed once we obliterate it
with the electric file. Just going to pinch that beautiful, lumpy mass I’ve made. Okay.
I promise you it will look nice in the end. Come on, stick ‘till the end. No, don’t
fast forward to the end. You need to see the process because it’s quite that beauty.
Have you come back to see what I did now? Don’t fast forward. You will miss the magic.
Take this off. I’m just filing the free edge a touch on this before I use the electric
file. I’m going to use this amazing drill bit on this electric file just a little bit.
Take off any bulk. I’m going to do that on this too. Are you ready for the magic?
Can you see what’s happening? I’m just roughing over the nails with white block to
make them nice and smooth. I’m going to dust those off. I’m going to wipe over with
some acetone to clean the nail up and also soften the top surface of the nail.
Look at that. I’m going to seal this with mega gloss. So this one is a square version
and this is the one that where we picked up the bead and the crushed shells at the same
time. And this is the one, a nice soft almond shape and we put a clear lay layer of acrylic
on and then pressed the shells into that layer. And this is the fun dopey dozy one that’s
got the little windows, little round circles in their with the crushed shells encased inside.
Pop them into the lamp and we’ll cure them. Just going to finish off with cuticle oil.
There, you all, guys. That’s how to use crushed shells, a little bit of inspiration
for you there. I hope you enjoyed watching the video. Don’t forget all the products
we’ve used today are in the description box below. Don’t forget to subscribe to
this channel and don’t forget to like us on Instagram and Facebook and we will see
you next time. Bye!

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