I hadn't made a nail set in a long time (and I still have a few that I haven't worn), so I decided to make use of my free time and make a new one.
- Deco nail pieces (pearls, rhinestones, etc)
- Toothpicks (for placing pieces onto nail)
- Clear polish and color polish
- False nails
|I'll also be using Wet n Wild megalast polish in "Sugar Coat"|
By the way, it's okay to use a cheaper polish when painting on false nails. False nails are smoother (so there's rarely any streaking with any polish) and more evenly colored (so fewer coats are necessary).
To keep the nail set in place while I'm decorating, I just attach a few pieces of tape to the table.
Paint the sizes of nails that you expect to use (As seen in the photo, I did not paint the largest nail because I know from experience that it's too big for me). Set out the largest deco pieces that you expect to use.
Brush a bit of clear polish onto the tip of a toothpick and use it to pick up and place the large pieces onto wet nails. If too much time has passed and the nails are no longer wet, just brush some of the clear polish onto the surface of the nails before placement.
Next, use smaller rhinestones (or pearls) to add complexity. There's no real "formula" for this part, it just takes a bit of creativity to make up an arrangement. I can offer examples but I don't actually have any helpful advice xD (sorry).
The last nail had me at a loss, so I just made a "flower" with a large pearl as the center and small pink rhinestones as the petals.
That's it ^^ Have fun flaunting your deco nails~