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How To: Apply gold leaf to your nails

In this video, we learn how to apply gold leaf to your nails. First, paint your nails with a dark purple color over the entire nail, then let it dry. After this, apply a clear coat of nail polish and cut out small pieces of gold leaf from a large sheet. Once you have these broken apart, grab them with a toothpick and drop them down onto the nail in the spot you want them to be. You can place around two leaves on each nail. do this for each leaf, then apply the clear coast of nail polish over ...

How To: Remove acrylic nails step by step

In this video, we learn how to remove acrylic nails easily! First, you can cut down the acrylic nails using fingernail clippers if you want to keep your natural nails the same length. Next, take a drill or buffer to remove the shine from the acrylic. After this, put acetone on a cotton pad and place on nail, then wrap the nail in foil. Repeat this for all nails then leave on for one hour. Next, you should be able to easily remove the acrylic. Make sure you buff off any excess material then ap...

How To: Use gold foil on your nails

May Paris teaches how to use and apply gold foil on your nails. First step is to apply the base coat as it protects from some harm. Carefully tear the foil in small parts. Now apply brown nail color(or any other color you wish) on the base coat of your nails. Let it dry and use tweezers to pick up the foil. Stick the foil very carefully to your nails as shown. Let it dry and follow the same procedure for all of your nails. Finally apply the top coat to secure the foil as shown. The foil can b...

How To: Paint a rainbow French tip nail manicure

Colorful fingers really look amazing and nothing stays colorful like rainbow tipped finger nails. Going to the nail salon can get expensive and at times can be unneeded, as they aren't always perfect. I will show you how you can make your own rainbow tipped finger nails from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a perfectionist about your nails or if you are fine with a little unevenness about your finger polish, follow this video and you will have amazing rainbow tip finger nails.

How To: Creat white, purple & black swirl nail art

In this video, we learn how to create a white, purple, and black swirl nail art. Start off by applying purple glitter to the side corner of the nail. Next, draw on a black thick line underneath the purple, followed by a swirl at the end of the line. Then, take white nail polish and make the same line underneath the black line. Make sure you let the black dry before you paint the white on underneath it. When all colors are dry, apply a clear coat of nail polish over the designs. Now your swirl...

How To: Do Indian Wedding Nails - No Tools!

Yes, the Indian wedding season is just around the corner, and I am going crazy with excitement! Check this super easy Indian Wedding Nails by superwowstyle for Bindi nail designs. And do not worry, this is totally a No Tools Nail Art, and perfectly easy for even those who are not used to doing their nails!

How To: Remove acrylic and gel nails

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove acrylic and gel nails. First, fill a large dish with warm water, large enough to fit a small glass bowl inside. After this, fill the small glass dish with pure acetone. From here, place the bowl inside the large dish and then add in several cotton balls to this. From here, you will place the cotton balls on your nails and then cover them with foil wrappers. Leave these on your nails for around 1 hour and then check on them to see if the acrylic nail is...

How To: Create a bloody fang vampire nail look for Halloween

Halloween is only a few weeks away, fellow goblinesses, which means it's time to begin planning for your costume, makeup, and nail look. If you're planning to dress up as a vampire this Halloween or simply want a mischevious nail look that screams "Halloween" and "Twihard" all at once, check out this nail tutorial for creating a bloody fang vampire nail look.

How To: Paint homemade fingernail stickers with nail polish

Instead of buying stickers for you fingernails— make them! This video will show you a method of making your very own fingernail sticker creations using nail polish and a plastic bag. You basically slop the nail polish on the plastic bag, into a small design of your choice, and let dry for six hours. Then, they're ready to be applied to your nails.

How To: Paint nails with an aqua bohemian flower design

Love4Nails shows viewers how to paint nails with an aqua bohemian flower design. First, you want to apply a light blue nail polish as your background. Next, get a makeup sponge and brush green nail polish on this sponger. Place this green on the bottom part of your nail only. Now on the top, use your same makeup sponge and apply white nail polish on the side top of your nail and a little over the green. Next, use a shimmer polish and apply this over both the green area and the light blue area...

How To: Paint nails with a cobalt blue and pearlescent design

Love4Nails shows step by step tips for achieving this look. Begin by choosing a background color. On top of the base, apply white polish. Then apply a smile line on the top portion of the nail as you would when doing a French manicure. Then fill in the nail. If its not perfectly straight its ok because it will be covered. Next, apply glitter polish on the white area of the nail. With the white polish make three dot and use a dotting tool to extend them, creating flowers. With the original blu...

How To: Paint your nails with a wrapping paper design

In this brief instructional video, you'll watch as a nail expert shows you one of her best custom designs finished by using foil wrapping paper. This is great for people looking for something new and trendy that will add a little bit of pop to their already polished look. Be sure to pay attention to the many tips and tricks that this nail designer drops, otherwise you'll be headed for disaster! Remember, to make this nail-art work, your foil wrapping paper will have to be cut into very thin s...

How To: Paint your fingernails with a sassy animal print

This video is a tutorial on how to paint your fingernails with a sassy animal print. The video begins with a an example of the finished nails being shown and the various alternatives used being explained. The first step completed is to dip the tip of the nail in a gray off white color and then use the color red to make small dots covering the entire surface of the nail. The red dots are then accentuated using the color black to give them a black shading. The final step taken by the nail artis...

How To: Paint a neon orange & silver nail art design

In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to paint a neon orange & silver nail art design with the help of a nail professional. Although this orange & silver color scheme is used, one can choose any two colors they like to complete this look. Use this video as a guide and get this simple nail manicure done in no time!

How To: Remove acrylic nails on your own

TVfXQs2Cassiopeia shows you have to remove your acrylic nails at home. You'll need to by a bottle/ container of acetone, which is fairly cheap (~$5) and can be bought at drug stores. Acetone looks like water, and is usually beneath the sponge that comes in the container (it may smell a bit). Dip each nail in the solution and the nail polish comes off almost immediately. To get the acrylic off, which may be a little harder, rest your nails in the acetone for a few minutes. They should get thin...

How To: Apply blue glitter French manicure tips

Tired of your boring old pink and white French manicure? Learn how you can create blue glitter French manicure tips with this tutorial. You will need a base coat and top coat, MAC cosmetics jewel marine glitter, Q-tip or corrector to clean corners and tape. This look takes a steady hand and lots of practice. With this how to video you can create blue glitter French manicure tips.

How To: Paint nails with a black and gold fading effect

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint nails with a black and gold fading effect. First, polish a sponge and dab this onto your nails. Then, apply black on the bottom of your nail and gold on the top of our nail. Apply a gold glitter polish to the top of the nail and wait for it to dry. Next, you will apply gold rhinestones onto the gold and the black from the top to the bottom of the nail. When all of the polish has dried, apply clear gloss to the nail and wait for it to dry to finish this ...