Hi there Everyone!!! Today I have a A great Christmas gift to share with everyone PLUS an amazing tutorial on how to create a beautiful Frozen/snowflake manicure with SensatioNail Gel products.
First up Lets check out what SensatioNail Have to offer for christmas.
If your looking to start out in the Gel at Home market. This is a great way to start.
Lets check it out.
Their Starter Kits give you everything you need to get perfect Gel nails at home. I did a post on what's in the kit Here. For a quick run down you will receive the following-
Priced at $89.99 this kit is great value. One of the things I love from this kit is you receive a primer in the kit. If you are like me and have an oily nail plate a primer is a "must" to keep your gel on for the maximum amount of time.
Now on with the tutorial!!!!!!
You will need-
SensatioNail Starter kit lamp.
SensatioNail base/top coat and gel primer.
SensatioNail Gel polish- Blue Yonder, White lily, silver glitter, Gold glitter.
Foil, make up sponge, Nail Aprons (or a clean up brush if you do not have nail aprons) and a nail stamper.
Other items you will need are-
- A snowflake stamping plate. I used Mash 68 and Born Pretty QA58. If you do not stamp you can hand paint snowflakes on your nails/use vinyl stickers or even water decals.
- White nail polish for stamping.
- Clear Swarovski crystals. I used 2 and 3 mm size. you can also get plain glass ones on ebay fairly cheap.
- lint free wipes and cleanser from your SensatioNail starter kit.
- A clean up brush and nail polish remover to clean any stray polish.
1- Clean and prep your nails. Use the cleanser and a lint free wipe from your kit then once dry paint your nails with the SensatioNail primer. Place a base coat on your nails and cure for 30 seconds.
2- Paint your nails with White lily. Cure for 1 minute and repeat. This will give you 2 coats of white and a great base for your nail art.
3- Next take your nail aprons and place around your nails. If you do not have nail aprons, that's ok it just means you will need to clean up after each gradient layer before you cure it. This will take a little more time but you will get the same result.
4-Take the make up sponge and place a line of White Lily gel polish on it and then just above a line of Blue Yonder polish. Make sure you leave a small gap between the 2 colours for it to blend.
5- Once you have the 2 lines of gel polish, lightly tap on the foil. Do this with a small back and forth motion. This will blend the 2 colours together to create the gradient effect.
6- Tap the make up sponge on your nail to create the gradient. Repeat on each nail. Clean up excess gel from around your nail if you are not using Nail aprons.
7- Cure under the lamp for 1 minute.
8- Repeat steps 4 to 8.
9- Take the silver and gold glitter gel and place on a new piece of make up sponge.
10- tap gently on your nail to add a slight gradient sparkle over the white and blue. Clean up any excess gel and cure for 1 minute. The silver and gold gives a great sparkle and depth to the manicure.
11- Wipe the sticky layer off your nails with a lint free cloth and cleanser. Now is the time to stamp your snowflakes (or hand paint them if you do not shave a stamping plate.) Use the regular white polish to stamp your snowflakes randomly around your nails. Let it dry.
12- Finally, put a layer of gel top coat on your nail. Then place your gems in the middle of your snowflakes. Make sure you do this one nail at a time.Quickly flash cure the gem in place with a quick 10 sec under the lamp so your gems do not slide off the gel. Once all of the gems are in place cure for 30 seconds. Wipe off the tacky to layer with a lint free wipe and cleanser.
Your Frozen inspired snowflake manicure is finished!!!!!!!!!
Here are some shots of the finished mani.
Once you have got the knack of the gradients this is a really easy effect to create and you can use any of the SensatioNail gel colours in their range to recreate a similar effect.
Another great thing is this mani now will last up to 14 days with no chips as it is gel not regular polish!!! All those christmas plans.... sorted!!! your nails will be the talk of the party!!!!
All of the SensatioNail range is available on line HERE and you can also pick it up at your local Priceline store.
The starter kit retails for $89.99 and the gel polish retails for $19.99 each. To sweeten the deal so you can get even mre gel for your $$$ SensatioNail are offering 20% off with the code LOKI20
I cannot wait to see your SensatioNail manis so make sure you tag me #lokislacquer on Instagram and #sensationailaus on their Instagram page as well.
Until next time..........