Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nail Art Tutorial: I'm in the Galaxy

Good morning everyone!  Ahh Nail Art Tutorial is back!  I didn't stop doing nail art though but my last art was done so intricately but sad to say, no one was taking a photo and I was so engrossed in doing my "sunset" nail art that I didn't bother to take shots!  Don't worry though, given the chance to redo the nail art design and if my dearest photographer is "present" I'll definitely share to everyone!  Promise!

I finally got my KKCENTERHK haul!  It was one unique product that I thought of getting so I can share something unique for nail art lovers out there!

Whew!  Such a long name!
I also got 2 unique X&D Magic Change nail polishes as this pattern shaping magnet won't work with regular nail polishes.

Comes with 3 plates with 3 unique designs

A whole lot of trial and error is definitely needed!  Since our nails are "curved" as compared to a flat surface, results of the "pattern" may vary.  I tried applying one coat of X&D Gray Magic Change Nail Polish and put my hand on the "mold" provided and stick the magnet really close to my fingernail!  Really close but not close to the point of ruining the nail polish!

The effect!  The nail polish magically moves to the "magnet pattern", given this "practice steps", I learned that 2 coats of polish is better than 1!

Since I plan to do something unique yet simple enough for this week's nail art tutorial, here's my Galaxy inspired nails using the new "toy" I got!

Step 1:
Apply 2 coats of Orly Le Chateau Nail Lacquer which I got from HERE.


Step 2:
Making sure the base polish from Orly is completely dry, I applied a line of X&D Gray Magic Change Nail Polish at the center of the nail.  While the magic change nail polish is still wet, immediately stick the magnet really close to the area for 20-30 seconds.


Here's the effect using Diagonal lines plate
 

Step 3:
The X&D Magic Change polish is quick dry, you can choose to add glittery polish on top to create the "galaxy" effect.  I also call this the "chromosomes" *laughs*

Step 4:
Apply your choice of top coat to protect your design.


 Final effect

Would you go for "gadgets" to create nail art designs?
I used to like the manual labor but I'm quite adventurous in giving gadgets a try! :)

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!




21 comments:

  1. Missed looking at ur nails!
    This is really cool effect, I love magnetic polishes too :)

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    1. thank you! I missed my nails too! hehehehe just joking! :) I love seeing your nail art designs too!

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  2. easy to make nail art :) love this :D

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    1. Agree! it saves a lot of time but again, practice first! As the magnet is quite difficult to control

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  3. hassle free and cute effects! :D thanks po for sharing!

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  4. Hey Nikki! I went to The Face Shop and they told me that they are phasing out this blue topcoat! :O I wasn't able to hoard. What alternative topcoat would you recommend? Something that is not so pricy sana. Thanks.

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    1. Really? But maybe they will have a newer version coz I don't think they won't be selling any top coat for a store who sells nail polishes :D

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  5. What a cute effect! Love it!

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  6. ang cute ng magnets ng kkcenter,no?
    i have magnetic polishes din but my magnets are just the separate ones.
    i used to like my magnetic polishes but they stain so bad nga lang
    :(
    but hey, they are unique,ne?
    i'm thinking of buying my own magnetic pigments so i can make my very own magnetic polishes...hmmmm.... but i'm not sure sinc ei don't have a suspension base.

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    1. Really? It is a good choice then that I used an Orly base coat prior to using the magnetic polish! :)

      I think with your talent, you will succeed in making your own magnetic polishes :D

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  7. you nails look amazing Nikki! you make it look so easy!

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    1. thanks Nic Nic :) It is indeed quite easy if you get the hang of it! :D

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  8. Oooh, Nikki they're so pretty! I would love to try that with some other color or shorter nails. Galing!

    Alex
    http://www.reluctantstylista.com

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    1. Yes, for sure you'll be able to do this even with shorter nails :D

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  9. nice! just rememebred tht i bought 2 china glaze magnetic polish but have fogotten to use ><

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    1. Ah you have the "tool" right, use it! I want to see it :D

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  10. i like this....i am not good in nail art but with the use of this tools, it would be easy.

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  11. I like this nails :D very cute ;)

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