I can definitely feel my nail mojo coming back! When I saw this prompt in the Fingerfood's theme buffet, I instantly knew exactly what I wanted to do and it included using some recent nail mail from the very lovely Nail Doodles! I do so love a negative space manicure!
I started by using some curved nail vinyls to mark off the top section of the nails. Then I painted two coats of white and while it was still tacky, I removed the vinyls. Next was the transfers; I cut out the desired design, removed the protective film and placed face down on the nail firmly. I then popped my finger into water for 10 seconds and slipped off the remaining paper layer from the surface and repeated. After all the designs were in place I topcoated and finally added the silver glitter stripe.
These designs are super cute, I love them! This method of transfer was new to me in the nail world though; normally you would soak, remove the paper layer and then place that side down on the nail. This method was a little more difficult because in placing the designs face down, it's difficult to see exactly what you're doing and I did find some water got under the design affecting parts of the sticky; I think next time rather than dipping my finger in the water, I would soak the backing with a wet cotton ball. Luckily any issues were rectified under the topcoat.
Models Own Hypergel: White Light, LA Colors: Silver Glitter Striper, Color Club: Topcoat, She Sells Sea Shells Vinys, Nail Doodles Transfers
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