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Hello lovelies,

 

Have you spotted the new hot trend - BRACELET NAILS yet? I did and I want to show you how you can create this nail art yourself using nail polish, string (thread) and embellishments. I love trying out new styles and I think my new nail shapes suits this one a lot!

 

I've recreated a natural looking bracelet nails by @nail_unistella, a fabulous Korean nail artist! By the way - this same nail artist(s) has also created the shattered glass nails look!

 

Here's how my nails turned out:

 

Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs

 

The original bracelet nails are done with sewing threads/strings and embellishments encapsulated in gel. This is certainly the best way to get a long wear out of this design but I know most of you (and I) don't really wear gel nails so I have tested out this trend using nail polish. I'm still wearing these nails 3 days later as I'm writing this post and apart from one small stud everything is still on.

 

Similar design can also be achieved by painting lines on the nails instead of applying the strings but it just doesn't look as 'real' and authentic to me. It's still pretty and nice alternative though.

 

Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs

 

Products used:

Sewing thread/string
Cuticle nippers/scissors
Tweezers
OPI Barre My Soul
Hollow triangle embellishments
Circle wreath stud
Mini triangles
OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Seche Vite topcoat
Mini dot studs

 

I've prepared a video tutorial on how to create these nails so I hope you'll find it useful:

 

 

 

TIPS:

  • Choose strings/threads that don't have 'fluf' around them. The strings should be smooth and without fibres sticking out
  • Let the nail polish base dry properly or seal it with fast-drying top coat before adding strings and embellishments. This will prevent the nail polish underneath to be ruined if you have to move the strings and studs around
  • Tweezers will be your best friend - make sure you have a pair handy to be able to handle the string and tiny studs and hold them down while the polish is drying
  • Keep it small and simple - minimalist look seems to suit this style the best as do small studs and embellishments. Big pieces might disrupt the look (yes, I do regret using that big circle piece!)
  • Use two coats of top coat and apply it well around the embellishments to secure them - this will help them to stay on longer

 

 

So what do you think of this new trend - will you be trying it? Did you find my tutorial and tips helpful? Let me know what you think in the comments.

 

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

 Hello lovelies,

 

Just a quick post today with an older manicure and my then square nails ;) Also, I've been featured in a YouQueen article listing 13 nail art bloggers so if you're looking for more artists to follow, check out the article here.

 

Let's check out the nails..

 

Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster
Soft Pink Nail Art Manicure feat. Barry M & Bundle Monster

 

This was a very simple and elegant manicure where I've used two coats of Barry M Pink Lemonade from the Gelly line as a base colour and stamping images from Bundle Monster Festival stamping plate collection over it. I would like to point out that generally most of the polishes from the Gelly line are fabulous! They are pigmented, glossy and create a gel-like finish so I can recommend them!

 

I've chosen white colour to complement the soft pink shade of Barry M Pink Lemonade and added dots to nails without stamping. The ring finger and pinkie have beautifully ornate feathers design (plate BM-S308) on them and the for thumb nail I've chosen a dream catcher stamp (BM-S301). Hope you like what I did there ;)

 

Have a great rest of the day! Lucie x