What girl doesn't love pretty jewelry? I don't think there are many! :) Not everyone has the opportunity to be hung with diamonds, but you can always turn your manicure into real gems. Our topic is jewelry nails.
Gem-cut manicure designs have been very popular with Japanese craftsmen since the end of last year until today. In general, the technique of forming such facets has been known for quite a long time, and a couple of years ago, girls-masters did this in our country, but in Japan this is played up precisely with stone stylistics. In most cases, mica, marble stains are added, which, in my opinion, complements and reveals the beauty of these facets in the best, most beautiful way. Well, let's get down to practice! :)
On those nails where we will have edges, it is better not to do alignment, so that the nail does not turn out to be too thick later, and in principle, alignment does not make any sense with such a design.
We overlap the nails with the main color and without drying in the lamp, using the “wet” technique, we darken the edges with black. And in the center, on the contrary, we make lighter areas.
Also add light streaks. Spreading about an uncured coating, such thin lines perfectly imitate marble stains. Sprinkle with gold sequins and only then send it to the lamp to dry.
When the gel polish is dry, we need foil. Not translated, but potal, the so-called "crinkled" foil in a jar.
This is a very thin and soft material that easily breaks into small pieces, which we will place along the contour, carefully smoothing them so that they stick to the sticky layer. If you apply foil to wet varnish, it will be much more difficult to smooth it out, pieces will stick out that will need to be filed down - in general, not at all what we need.
We cover everything with a top, dry it in a lamp, and the basis for further manicure is ready!
Next, we need a dense film that holds its shape and does not wrinkle. Soft film will not work for us. For example, substrates for sliders, or a film from an eyeshadow palette, are ideal, they are usually quite dense there.
Japanese craftsmen have special stickers for this that imitate various cuts.
So, for starters, let's take a fairly large rectangle to try it on the size of the nail. Then we cut out a smaller rectangle from it so that all the edges fit on the nail, and then we turn the rectangle into a rhombus. From the film we will have small corners, which we just use for the edges.
Next, we use the top from the gel system, it is very thick and does not spread, so it is most convenient to work with it. We collect a large drop and distribute it in the center, where we will form the edge. The nail has its own architecture, and in the center it is more elevated than along the edges. Therefore, we distribute the drop so that it is slightly higher at the edges. So the edge will turn out to be even, without distortions, and will not repeat the shape of the nail itself.
Now, in fact, the key point: we apply a rhombus cut out of the film, gently press it so that there are no voids under it, and go through the edges with a thin brush so that there are no sagging. If suddenly you feel that the top is spreading, you can turn the nail over, and then it will gather in the center, just where we need it.
Now on the sides we lay out the remaining triangles from the film. It is necessary to make sure that the gel does not get on the film itself, and before drying in the lamp, we check again that all the elements are in place and do not float away.
We dry in a lamp, and - magic! We remove the film with tweezers, and we get a perfect smooth edge. If suddenly the edges turned out to be sharp, then you can file them a little with a nail file. And, in fact, that's all - pebble nails with a perfect cut are ready! :)
I hope you will like the proposed original manicure design, and you will try to make it yourself. Be healthy and beautiful! :)