GET THE PERFECT DIY HOLIDAY NAILS

The festive days are upon us and the celebration requires something a little extra on the nails as well. Although I have bottles of glitter nail polish lying around, I hardly ever reach for them. Normally, it feels a little too girly and brings back memories of middle school. Christmas and New Year, however, are a wonderful time to add a little bedazzle into your life. I find that painting just the ring finger adds a special touch without making the whole look feel too overpowering. 


Pühad hakkavad lähenema ja kuigi ma tihti sädelevate küünelakkide poole ei ulata, tundub jõulude ja uue aasta aegu ideaalne särava maniküüriga jõulumeeleolu tähistada. See on minu jaoks aastas ainus aeg, kui litrite järgi isu tuleb, sest igasugune kuld ja kard mõjub igapäevaselt ehk natuke liiga ülepuhutult. Ainult ühe küüne kaunistamine jätab maniküüri aga tagasihoituks ja mitte liialt ülepakutuks.

I have created some steps to achieving the easiest glitter accent nails. I was super impressed with just how simple and attainable this is, since (at least to me) it looks like a lot of work and effort. I have written all the steps I took below, but just in case something's unclear or you're just more of a visual observer (I know I am), I've added the link to the video where I got the inspiration from. It explains everything in detail. Trust me, if a nail art novice like me can do it, anyone can! 

Olen allpool kirjutanud selleks maniküüriks vajalikest sammudest, aga igaksjuhuks, kui midagi ei ole loogiline või lihtsalt meeldib rohkem videoõpetusi vaadata, siis lisasin lingi videole, kust inspiratsiooni sain. Ma ei ole eriline pisidetailide nikerdamise fänn ja vasaku käega küünte lakkimine on minu jaoks ooper omaette, nii et kui mina sain sellega hakkama, saab igaüks! 
Step 1. Coat your nails with the polish of your liking. I'm using two coats of Depend GelLack gel nail polish in the shade Scarlet (my favourite!) on all the nails I'm leaving monochrome. Since I will be applying a heavy amount of glitter on the ring finger, I just use one coat of the red colour on that nail. Step 2. I'm using the glitter polish and a sponge. Getting a good amount of polish out of the bottle is very easy if you are using a better technique than just applying it with a brush. Take a sponge - literally anything that will soak up excess product. I'm using a cut-out corner of a kitchen sponge. Pour the glitter polish on the sponge and wait for about 5 seconds for the excess to sink into it. Just dab it onto the finger and you'll immediately notice that the amount of product is much more opaque than just when using a brush. Dab the nail until you are happy with the results (I poured the polish on the sponge twice to get a very opaque look) and wait for it to dry for about 30 seconds. Don't worry if it gets on the skin near your nails as we will clean that up later.

Esiteks kata küüned valitud värviga. Mina kasutasin baaslakki ja kahte kihti Depend geellakki toonis Scarlet. Kuna neljandale sõrmele lisan säralaki, ei hakanud sellele kahte kihti kandma. Kuigi esialgne tulemus on veidi läbikumav, ei jää seda hiljem näha. Teiseks - kõige parem tehnika suure hulga sädeluse lisamiseks on selle valamine käsnale. Pole isegi vaja mingit erilist käsna - mina kasutasin lihtsalt köögisvammist lõigatud nurgatükki (selline väike tükk lasi täpsemalt töötada). Vala lakk otse pudelist svammile ja oota paar sekundit, et vedel osa käsna sisse vajuks. Tupsuta soovitud sõrme. Mina nägin juba esimese puutega, et tulemus oli palju muljet avaldavam kui lihtsalt pintsliga üle küüne tõmmates, kuid valasin lakki svammile kaks korda, et küüs  igalt poolt ühtlaselt kaetud saaks. Tupsuta küünt nii kaua kui oled tulemusega rahul. Ära üle ääre ja küünenahale läinud laki pärast muretse, selle saab hiljem eemaldada.
Step 3. Since there isn't as much runny polish on your nail, it will dry pretty quickly. I was a little apprehensive on whether the glitter particles would stick to the brush of the top coat and ruin the polish but it did no such thing. Just cover the glitter with a top coat and try to make sure you don't leave any of it uncovered - the sharp edges could get stuck to sweaters and objects and ruin your manicure, not to mention feel very uncomfortable. Step 4. Clean up around the nails like you would normally - it could take a little effort since glitter is so pesky, but once you're done, you'll be able to enjoy your easy but impressive festive manicure. Easy! 

Kolmandaks - kuna svamm on suure osa vedelat lakki endasse imenud, ei ole kaua vaja sädeleva laki kuivamist oodata. Kartsin, et pealislakk võtab sädelusetükke endale külge ja rikun sellega laki, aga midagi sellist ei juhtunud. Tähelepanu tuleks pöörata sellele, et sädeluse kõik küljed ja nurgad oleks pealislakiga kaetud, sest vastasel juhul võib see hakata riietesse või juustesse kinni jääma ja laki lahti tõmmata. Rääkimata selles, et igale poole küünega kinni jääda on üsna ebamugav. Neljandaks puhasta küünelakieemaldajaga küüneümbrused - see võib natuke tavalisest rohkem aega võtta, sest glitter tahab igale poole külge jääda, aga kui see on tehtud, ongi maniküür valmis! Lihtne!
Products used: Depend GelLack Base Coat, two layers of Depend GelLack in Scarlet, China Glaze glitter polish in Dancing & Prancing, Depend GelLack top coat. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial or had some inspiration to carry out your own special manicure idea. If you did, please be kind and send me a picture of your lovely nails (or face for that matter)! I am by no means an expert in nail art, but what I am is super lazy and hate the hassle of getting beautiful nails. In that sense this is a perfect way of having something a little extra in your manicure that looks beautiful and is super easy to achieve! I hope you are enjoying the weekend and I'll talk to you soon!

Loodan, et need nipid olid kasulikud või inspireerisid teid midagi hoopis teistsugust looma! Sellisel juhul oleksin väga tänulik, kui saadaksite enda tulemustest mulle pilte! Kindlasti ei tituleeri ma end küünemaalingute eksperdiks, aga võib-olla oled sa nagu mina ning ei viitsi palju aega ja energiat uhketele maalingutele raisata. Sellisel juhul on selline maniküür väga hea variant suure pingutuseta midagi ilusat luua! Loodan, et naudite (ostlemis)nädalavahetust ning peatse nägemiseni!

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