There really is no other way to put it…
A naked nail is where you have nothing on your nails. Now, my nails will never be totally naked because I have a fake nail built on top of my natural nail. BUT I can keep that fake nail naked if I wanted to. Well not really because it needs at least a top coat to seal it but you get the idea!
A nude nail is a colour of polish.
This week, I could not decide on what I wanted so I sent a picture of all the ideas I have on my phone (about 15 screen grabs) and then let a friend decide. She picked an almost naked design. Which, depending on how my polygel cured, could have been a disaster!
Here is the inspiration:
Such a simple, yet complex design.
A friend of mine gave me some nail supplies as a gift and inside of it there was some caviar beads. These are TINY little beads used for nail art. I have never used them before, but had planned to buy some soon. Now I don’t have to!
Anyway, so I set out to do this design. I had to file down and shape the nails, fill in the back, reshape them to be cute after filling them, and then do the design. I decided to put on a SUPER nude polish first before starting the design. This was for two reasons:
- It would hopefully give a uniform colour of the nail so that it wasn’t a big deal if there was some colour issues after filing.
- I was going to stamp the lines on (instead of free-hand drawing them on) and the stamping works best on top of polish instead of just right onto the polygel nail.
The nude colour went on lovely. Barely even covering the polygel. It’s basically just a lightly tinted clear haha. But it worked! I had a nice base colour to work with. Then I stamped, and then I put the caviar beads where the glitter polish is in the picture. The beads are so small that you can’t really see them unless you are looking for them. And even more so since I put a coat of clear overtop of them after. One bead had fallen off within an hour so I didn’t want to have to deal with that every day. Just seal them in! HAHA
The only thing is that the caviar beads are a little bit sharp to the touch…not sure if that’s just because there is only one and more would be better? I guess I will have to experiment more with them in the future.
Here is the final product on my hands:
I could say almost gosh darn IDENTICAL!! Wouldn’t you? I am so proud of how they turned out! And such a difference from the neon of my last set.
I do wish the beads would be more noticeable, but that’s ok. I know they are there. The super high shine of the top coat makes it hard to capture the beads in the pictures haha.
And of course, here is the video that I made!