May 14, 2018

Alluring Amethyst

 Alluring Amethyst Nails

Where are all my fellow rock collectors!?! Just me? That's play. These nails speak to anyone who loves gemstones, festivals, or nature in general.

Rose Gold Bars
I received these rose gold charms from Born Pretty Store in exchange for an honest review. The charms are 8mm and 16mm long metal bars with claw-held clear crystals to add as accents. The metal bars come in rose gold, gold, or silver, and you get 30-50 pieces per box. The bars are flat, so they are best applied to nails that don't have a rounded curve. My ring finger is pretty flat, so that is my go to accent nail. So far, the large bar has stayed on strong.

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Polish Used:
  • China Glaze - First Class Ticket
  • Wet n Wild - On A Trip
  • Wet n Wild - French White Creme
  • Wet n Wild - R-U-Free-2-Dance?
  • China Glaze - Howl You Doin'
  • Base and top coats
Other Supplies:

Applying embellishments can be tricky. You can go the quick and easy route, and just Krazy Glue them on. If you have fresh glue, this holds pretty well. For more long-term wear, sealing everything on with a layer or two of gel top coat can cure it all in place. To create this look:
  1. Apply a dark purple on the thumb, ring finger, and pinky.
    Purple Nails
  2. Apply a layer of top coat, then add copper nail foil to the index and middle fingers. The foil is going to be the outer edge of the geode, so keep that in mind for spacing, and apply it in a curved line.
    Copper Foil Nails
  3. On the geode nails, paint white from the foil to the tips.
    White Nails
  4. Use a makeup sponge to create a white to purple gradient for the geodes. Since this doesn't have to be a super smooth gradient, you should use a light purple in between the white and the dark purple. Dab a little purple glitter polish on the tips and clear iridescent polish over everything to add a little of that gemstone sparkle.
    Geode Gradient Nails
  5. Use a nail art brush to paint dark purple lines along the border of the white and the foil. These lines should not be perfect.
    Geode Nails
  6. Add a short metal bar to the pinky, and a long metal bar to the ring finger with a jewel at the end.
    Alluring Amethyst Nail Art

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