Monday, February 16, 2015

TUTORIAL | Opal nails



This is my 3rd attempt for opal nails and I kind of like it, but I still feel that I can do it better. Anyways, I made a tutorial too, so if you like it, you can recreate it. I only made two of my nails opal, for the rest, I used one of my franken nail polishes. This blue franken np goes with the theme I think, because it's filled with flakies. I also put metal triangle charms to them too just to make them bling :D
You can see the tutorial at the end of this post!



This is how it looks with good lighting, you can definitely see the tipical opal effect!





How to do it:

1: Start off with a white base
2, 3: sponge on 3 colors (blue, yellow, coral), but leave some places white!
4: Use a sheer (french) nude to make the colors less vibrant and it will also help to blend the colors together.
5: Glue on a couple of cracked ice foil.
6: Use 1 coat of a regular flakie topcoat (I used a Born Pretty Store flakie)
7: Add a little bit of the Essence Galaxy Flakes 23 Rock My World here and there. Or you can use any flakie topcoat with a slightly grey base.
Topcoat it!



15 comments:

  1. How gorgeous!! I really will have to try this sometime, I love the effect a lot. I did a (unpublished yet) design recently with flakies and blue polish and it reminds me a bit of your franken, I love how your polish looks! :)

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  2. OMG! It looks awesome! SO multidimensional! I love it.

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  3. I've seen so many different takes on opal nails and these are the BEST! I can't wait to try them :-D Is the flakie polish that you used from Born Pretty Store by any chance one of the Sweet Color polishes?

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  4. This is gorgeous, and I've saved it for future reference. I just love the colours you've used, and I adore flakie polishes and opal look nails. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to try to do different things.

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  5. Pardon my naivete, but what's "cracked ice foil"?

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    1. It looks like this: http://bit.ly/1N6I8ef
      I don't know that "cracked ice foil" is the proper english name or not, I just mirror translated it from hungarian.

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    2. Ah, thank you so much!

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  6. Where did you purchase the flakes from ?

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    1. I bought it from a local nail supply store, but you can find it on ebay too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acrylic-UV-Gel-Glitter-Powder-Flocking-Tiny-Hexagonal-Flake-Acrylic-Nail-Tips-/291206944897?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&var=&hash=item43cd495881
      It's called "12 colors shell paper sheet..."

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  7. Wow! I'm so trying this. Question what is exactly is cracked ice foil and where can I get it?

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    1. The author already answered your question in the comments. The link she provided no longer works, but I believe this is the equivalent: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-12-Colors-Nail-Art-Decor-Bling-Glitter-Shell-Paper-Sheet-Flake-Thin-Slice/272169467226?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%26meid%3Dc9b3a02aa5fa4adfab9f888f04208c2f%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D291206944897

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    2. Thanks. I actually think the just started selling this stuff at my dollar store.

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  8. Best opal nails I have ever seen (and my dad is a rock hound so I'm picky about gemstone looks). I really want to try this now.

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  9. I don't know what most of the materials are.

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  10. I don't no wat most of these items are

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