Sunday, May 20, 2012

DIY Hime Gyaru Deco Nail Art


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.

Materials:
  • 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~

16 comments:

  1. you are so talented! <3 I love this! Nice post!

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    1. Aww thanks a lot as always Patri ^^

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  2. These look really nice! I would definitely wear them.

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    1. I love deco nails, but hate wearing them X)

      Nail glue is damaging to natural nails ><

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  3. you are so creative! ive never tried wearing fake nails before.

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    1. Thank you ^^

      Fake nails are only fun for special occasions~

      I don't understand how others can wear them all the time, they get in the way of everything T_T

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  4. wow Lovely art nail.They are looking very nice..This creativity is superb.



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  5. Very good, I'm speechless!!
    Can you tell me where did you find the decorations like heart rinestone and pealy ribbons??? I can't find them anywhere!

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    1. Sure :)
      A lot of people (including myself) shop here:
      http://fullmoon07xxx.ocnk.net/

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  6. Hello! Wonderful design, could you please tell me where I can purchase the false nails? I've been looking everywhere!

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    1. Plain ones? You can purchase them from beauty supply stores ^^

      If you live in the USA, many are available at Sally's :)

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  7. Where did you find that case to hold the deco pieces? It looks like a sewing kit.. but I've not been able to find one :/ and that little stand to hold the fake nails?

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    1. I got mine from the container store, but you can find them very inexpensively one ebay by typing in "nail tip case" :) Be sure to sort results by price to find the best deal!
      The nails that I purchased actually came on that stand...but I actually have a much better way to keep nails steady while decorating them.

      If you have bamboo skewers (like the ones you can buy in a big pack at the grocery store for a dollar), you can put a little bit of poster putty on the end and place the nail on top. That's how I secure them nowadays ^^

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