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Old 01-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #1861
 
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #1862
 
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ok so I uploaded a quick video from my phone sorry it was rushed i was a bit nervous and i was about to put the little one to bed.

IMG_3999.MOV - YouTube

i did use a striper brush this time around, now that im using one its faster for me. You can use any tool you're comfortable with (bobby pin, tooth pick) if anyone ever needs to see another tutorial just ask i don't mind!
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wow ladies thank you so much for the kind words!

in response to the color question i used blue acrylic paint and then just added small details in Orly's Sweet Peacock just for a little sparkle.

this is my second mani using acrylic paint it is SOOOOO much easier to use, it doesn't get all gloopy (i cant think of a better word lol) and it dries in seconds but you can easily wipe it off with a moist cotton swab or qtip if you mess up and the polish under it remains in tact! not to mention its sooo much cheaper than buying polishes in a million colors i picked up the small bottles at my local craft store for $.49 a piece! just make sure to use a top coat!
I have noticed a lot of the Japanese ladies who do nail art here use acrylic paint over polished nails to do nail art. Then obviously put a top coat over it. It tends to look smoother and I think you get better control over the paint than with polish.
i never would have thought of that! this is one of my fav nc.com threads ever!!!
All of this.

Bretty, thank you for the video, and thank you for taking time out of a busy evening to make it.

The video made a lot of sense. I really like your eye for color choices. You could get a YouTube channel!


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Ditto what RCC said. Awesome video and great tutorial!

Can I just come over and you paint them for me? I'd be totally entertained watching your munchkin playing trucks, not that I have an ulterior motive or anything.
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Nail and truck party at Bretty's house!


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Haha you are all invited! Ugh I love this thread so much i never would have done anything this crazy with my nails with out you all! This is such an awesome stress reliever!
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ok so I uploaded a quick video from my phone sorry it was rushed i was a bit nervous and i was about to put the little one to bed.

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i did use a striper brush this time around, now that im using one its faster for me. You can use any tool you're comfortable with (bobby pin, tooth pick) if anyone ever needs to see another tutorial just ask i don't mind!
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you!

However, one has to have (more) patience and (more) artistic talent to paint like that on a little nail! But hey, I did snowflakes so I guess I can try harder designs.
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wow ladies thank you so much for the kind words!

in response to the color question i used blue acrylic paint and then just added small details in Orly's Sweet Peacock just for a little sparkle.

this is my second mani using acrylic paint it is SOOOOO much easier to use, it doesn't get all gloopy (i cant think of a better word lol) and it dries in seconds but you can easily wipe it off with a moist cotton swab or qtip if you mess up and the polish under it remains in tact! not to mention its sooo much cheaper than buying polishes in a million colors i picked up the small bottles at my local craft store for $.49 a piece! just make sure to use a top coat!
I have noticed a lot of the Japanese ladies who do nail art here use acrylic paint over polished nails to do nail art. Then obviously put a top coat over it. It tends to look smoother and I think you get better control over the paint than with polish.
It makes a lot of sense. Acrylics are a lot thinner than polish.
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ok so I uploaded a quick video from my phone sorry it was rushed i was a bit nervous and i was about to put the little one to bed.

IMG_3999.MOV - YouTube

i did use a striper brush this time around, now that im using one its faster for me. You can use any tool you're comfortable with (bobby pin, tooth pick) if anyone ever needs to see another tutorial just ask i don't mind!
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you!

However, one has to have (more) patience and (more) artistic talent to paint like that on a little nail! But hey, I did snowflakes so I guess I can try harder designs.
haha i almost lost my mind with the snowflakes! this design in my opinion went soooo much faster than snowflakes! im sure you can do it!
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I'm not going to lie...my favorite part of the tutorial was listening to your son play with his trucks.

That was a really good tutorial, though. I'm going to have to try the acrylic paint idea. Does it come off with regular nail polish remover (I use the acetone based kind) or do you have to use the pure acetone variety?
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #1872
 
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Has anyone ever done the water marble nail polish technique? I'm curious to try it sometime.
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Has anyone ever done the water marble nail polish technique? I'm curious to try it sometime.
Yes, I've done it. I use the method as seen on My Simple Little Pleasures. I have a pic somewhere in this big thread, lol.

You cannot use fast drying polish. It won't work.

It takes some trial and error, but it's not super hard.


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Has anyone ever done the water marble nail polish technique? I'm curious to try it sometime.
I've tried it a couple times and had failures each time. I also had to do a lot of clean up, because I had polish all over my skin despite taping first.
Keep in mind that I'm terrible at this stuff, even the easy stuff. As I've said before, I have no skills. I'd guess most people would have an easier time then me.
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I'm not going to lie...my favorite part of the tutorial was listening to your son play with his trucks.

That was a really good tutorial, though. I'm going to have to try the acrylic paint idea. Does it come off with regular nail polish remover (I use the acetone based kind) or do you have to use the pure acetone variety?
Haha I'm surprised he wasn't talking and making sound effects. For him that was "quiet" lol

Acrylic paint removes easily with any nail polish remover (acetone or non)
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I have tried water marbling putting an oil or Vaseline around and under the nail worked so much better than tape . The excess polish peeled right off.
I love how quickly water marbling dries on the nail but there is a learning curve. It takes a few tries to get a design you like. It was far too time consuming for me.
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Pretty, the video was GREAT.
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Not my nails but ooh boy: The PolishAholic: Icing Magnetix Swatches!


And there's an Icing store at my closest mall. Now the questions are: when will I have time to get there? and should I get two of the blue/purple (to share one with my bff who's fav color is purple) or pick another color? Yea, I'll share.
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I am really liking the magnetic polish in blue/purple! I just may have to make a trip to the mall this weekend...this thread may have just managed to trip me over to the blues

In the meantime, I just decided to go wild (for me...) and be either late for Christmas or early for Valentine's Day, and go red. The little bottle doesn't have the color code on it, so my best guess for the color is SH's Diamond Strength in "Diamonds and Rubies."
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #1880
 
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thought you all might find this interesting

Photo 1- The Illustrated History Of Nail Art
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