Graffiti Design with Gel Polish

This video shows a nice easy gel polish design over acrylic with some free hand painting.

Hi, I'm Kirsty Meakin from Naio nails, in this video I'm going to do a gel polish design with a graffiti effect. For this design I've already applied an acrylic extension in an almond shape, I've then used the urban graffiti gel polish in white on, couple of coats of that and then we've top coated that. I've wiped the sticky layer off and now I'm going to do the design. For that I'm going to use the urban graffiti gel polish and the colours are oh no she didn't, steel a feel, lavish lavender, beach babe, we're going to use a bit of black paint as well and then we'll top it all with top coat. Just checking that there's no oils or anything on that nail, just want it nice and clean to do this design. You'll need a detailing brush, you can use a striping brush as well for this if you like, anything that's got some kind of length to it. Go into your colour, start at the cuticle, draw down and down and you're going to come up, and up, these do not have to be perfect, this is what's awesome about this design is it does not have to be perfect. Clean your brush off, you can clean your brush with the gel residue wipe off solution. Then we're going to use a bit of steel a feel. Same again, quite random, the more random the better. Clean your brush off again. Lavish lavender. Beach babe. When you first start to put your little lines in you want them to not touch each other but now is the point that you want them to touch. Just getting a slightly thinner detailing brush, now I'm going to go up and down and let them bleed into each other, don't work it too much, you see that needs a little bit of work there. So if you work the colours too much then what you'll end up with is one big splodge of colour and that's not what you want. You want to be able to see the individual colours. Just adding a little bit more of that pink through there. So once you're happy everything's bled, you've worked it enough, you're going to go into the lamp, if you've got an LED lamp you're going to cure for one minute, UV is for 2 minutes. Now that's cured I'm going to wipe off the sticky layer, that's going to allow me to paint on that now, if i tried to paint on it while there was a sticky
layer there it wouldn't of painted on properly at all. Little bit of water with your paint
because i want it to flow nicely. You're going to take your black, right at the top, drag
down really thin and join it up and do it again. Really, really random. I'm going to
leave some little gaps. All the way cross the top. And then you're going to do the same from the bottom. Just adding that black makes all the other colours pop out. Obviously the paint needs to dry before we can go on with the top coat, I've put it on that thin and fine
that it will dry almost instantly and now we're going to use the top coat, this is both
base and top, we're going to seal all of this in. Make sure you go right up to your paint,
if you miss anything when you come to remove the sticky layer from your gel polish you
will just remove the paint and you don't want to do that so you're going to go right up
to your paint, overlap, sweep the brush round the end so you're capping the nail. Then we're going to pop that into the lamp now, get that cured. So now that's completely cured we're going to wipe over with the gel residue wipe off solution, take off that sticky layer.
Add a little bit of cuticle oil, just to replenish that skin, give it a rub, massage that in
all the way around. That's that design completely finished.