I’m still hanging out with these acrylic stiletto nails. I definitely need a fill, but what do you do if you can’t find the time? Here’s what I did!
I definitely started by taking off my old polish. I also applied a ridge filler base coat by seche vite for a smoother transition between my natural nail and the acrylics.
I also used a natural color so that as it grew out it wouldn’t be as obvious.
To apply the glitter without the layers of nail polish I used a make up sponge.
When your base color is dry, apply glitter to the sponge like so
Then gradually dab the sponge on your nails. Easy as that. Apply a top coat and then you’re good to go!
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!
I may have already posted a Valentine’s manicure, but I decided to try a little nail art on my own.
I had the polish removed from the nail salon, cut my cuticles down and rebuffed the surface.
I was really enjoying the natural look of them, but they needed a little somethin’ somethin’.
Got all my supplies out and ready so I wouldn’t go smudging my nails after every application.
This is what I ended up with!
I smudged it a little bit when I applied the top coat since I’m so impatient!
Maybe next time I’ll be more patient. ☺️
I’ve been sitting on the idea of acrylic nails for a long time! I’ve always been too scared because of the horror stories of people ripping them off and ruining their natural nails! (Please cross your nails for me and hope that doesn’t happen to me!)
Well-let me just say-it was quite a process if you have never had them applied. I definitely told the girl I’ve never had it before and I’ve done my research. I YouTube some videos to get an idea of the process and I even check out the nail salon on Yelp before I went. I decided to go to a local nail bar that I usually go to for pedicures–Sparkle Nail Bar.
It’s clean, bright, and modern. The ladies are nice and you can tell they enjoy being there. You could tell the woman that did my nails, Tina, was every detail oriented and I’m very satisfied. I showed her a picture I saw on google and she delivered.
I opted for acrylic with regular polish because I wanted the length and resilience while being able to change my polish if I wanted to. I didn’t ask what colors she used because after an hour and 15 minutes I was anxious for some fresh air.
Four hours past my appointment I will say it does feel a little different, but I am enjoying the look! What do you guys think!?
Until next time! Happy polishing! ❤️