17 April 2013

TUTORIAL | TURQUOISE NAILS WITH A TWIST IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS


Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you how I usually do my nails, with a mini tutorial!

Step 1: Prep your nails.
Before I do anything to my nails, I make sure I take off any old nail varnish I still have on my nails. I do this with the Boursjois Magic Nail Polish Remover. I think that’s the easiest way to do it.

Check if you have to cut your nails (I do this with a nail clipper) and file them to your preferation. I’m filing them straight, but it’s up to you if you want them straight or oval shaped.
Step 2: Apply a basecoat.
A basecoat is important to protect your natural nails. It prevents your nails against discolouration and, when using a nail strengthener, it makes your nails stronger.
At the moment I’m using OPI Nail Envy for sensitive and peeling nails, because my nails tend to peel and I want to prevent that as much as possible. It works just fine as a basecoat.
When I first started using this, I used it on its own as a nail strengthener. Then you have to apply two coats and re-apply every other day. However, when I’m using this as a basecoat, I only use one coat of this, and won’t re-apply it.

Step 3: Choose your colour!
This is the exciting part! Today I’m using Essie Turquoise & Caicos, it is a slight mint turquoise colour, perfect for spring! Wait 10 minutes after applying your basecoat then apply the first layer of the nail varnish of your choise, give it a chance to dry properly. 
You can use any colour you like, even if you want to do this mini tutorial.
One coat done!

Wait 10 minutes and apply a second coat...

Step 4: Creating the Ombré.
Again, wait 10 minutes before doing this step. Take a cotton bud and make it a bit wet, not super wet, but just so that the hairs won’t stick to the nail varnish.
Dab a bit of nail varnish on a piece of paper and dip the cotton bud into it. Start dabbing it on your nails, beginning on the bottom, and work your way up.
When you did this, you should end up with something like this.

Step 5: Seal it!
Lastly, I apply a topcoat. I use OPI Topcoat, I really like this one. It doesn’t make your nails dry super fast or anything, but it seals it in place nicely.

The Result
I like it when my nails are fairly simple, but have a nice twist to them.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Lots of love,
Laurie

Disclaimer:  No one of the companies mentioned are paying me to write about the products I’ve mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. This is NOT sponsored. All pictures are taken by me. 

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