Hello dear readers,
Well, as you can see I have a new shape, courtesy of Norma at Xclusive Nail Salon in Houston. After cutting down my natural nails due to several breaks I decided I wanted to try a longer almond/stiletto style. This is my first set of acrylics in over 25 years and I really love them, Norma listened to the concerns and preferences I had, took her time and did a terrific job! I went with a light cover pink because I had a negative space design in mind.
On to the design…the negative space idea sort of morphed into an art deco style, strong geometric lines combined with softer swirls and pink and silver. I used LeChat Black Velvet and a small detail brush to paint the black, cured and topped with 2 thin coats of top coat.
For the center nails, I applied a coat of Akzentz no-wipe topcoat and cured. I then used Mosaic Black gel paint and drew the swirl and lines along one side and cured. I used Crystal Nails ChroMe in Rose Silver and applied over the side of the nail. Using a small detail brush I carefully painted the swirl with the chrome making sure not to flood the area and avoid getting the silver on the pink. Cured to set the chrome and then topped with a coat of Akzentz no-wipe top coat.
I hope you like this week’s mani, I plan to do a video tutorial but it will have to wait until we get back from vacation in about a week and 1/2.