As you know, one of the hottest things in nail art right now is from Swarovski® crystals.
Crystal Pixie is small cut and round crystals that come in four colors, but the most versatile one is definitely Cute Mood. These are clear and will take on the base color you have on your nails. Plus they come with extra crystals and a funnel to return the ones that didn’t get used to the beautiful bottle they come in.
I got my back order a couple of weeks ago and I am already almost sold out.
If this is on your wish list, head on over to http://www.seriously-nails.myshopify.com and place your order. Products are usually received in 3 days. Yup, I hate waiting for stuff to arrive so I send them out quickly!
I thought that since I am always asked “How do you get that look” or “How did you do that” I would share with you my signature look and how to achieve it.
Back side of my bling-ed out pinky!
I believe that it was my fellow Crystal Culture Educator, Undarmaa Baasandorj, that did this technique while we were in Rhode Island. I simply fell in love with it!
The technique involves two very imperative products.
High quality Swarovski® Crystal Pointed backs. You can use any size as long as it fits tightly into the curve of your nail.
Pointed back Swarovski® Crystal
2. Bling On from Akzentz. Bling On is a highly viscous clear gel that you set your crystals in. The best part about Bling On is that it is a soak off gel. Meaning that you can soak off the gel, remove your lovely Swarovski® Crystal and re-use them at a later date.
I place a bead of Bling On under my nail (clean and dry of course) the size of the back of the pointed back. I use my Crystal Katana to pick up my pointed back and place it in the gel just forward of where I want it to end up. I do this so that I can push the crystal backwards to but up against the skin of my nail. Cure this and look to see if I need any more Bling On to firmly secure the crystal. Once I am happy with that, I use a fine brush to rim the crystal in clear Gel Top Coat.
This one is a little more intracite with the addition of Swarovski® Crystal Pixie in Cute Mood.