Simone is a huge nail art lover and we spend a lot of time talking about nails in between her appointments. She's the type of client that is a dream to work with (and I'm not just saying that as I know she will definitely read this!) because she's always open to suggestions and willing to be more daring with her nail art than most. I suggested a design on Instagram and she loved it but didn't want an almond shape or the rhinestones just in case they caught on something so I adapted it for her.
For this design I used:
- CND Shellac in Cerulean Sea & Black Pool
- NSI Sparkling Glitter in Aqua
- CND Additive in Shimmer Silver
- Lecente Fireworks Glitter in Spark
- CND Additive in Amethyst Flash
I painted the blue nails first and once cured, I faded the CND Additive in Amethyst Flash into the tips. I used a fine detailing brush to apply the Aztec print. For the index finger I mixed a glitter paste of CND Additive in Shimmer Silver (limited edition) and Lecente Fireworks Glitter in Spark. I always do glitter nails last once the designs on the other nails are top coated and cured just in case. There are two black nails (the thumb was also black but the glitter, NSI Sparkling Glitter in Aqua faded from the cuticle area instead) which I think finish the design off perfectly.
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