Mix and Match Nail Art using Depend Cosmetic GelLack

Hey Guys :)

I’m sure you already know by now that I’m totally obsessed with the Depend Cosmetic GelLack polishes and LED system, the color selection is amazing, the final results and longevity is ten fold of traditional nail polish and it’s pretty budget friendly.

Currently I’m pretty into doing mix and match nails, it gives me a chance to wear several shades when I can’t make up my mind (because they’re all soooo pretty!!). Plus it’s a fast and effective way to spice up your mani with pretty little effort.

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From left to right I used the shades Midnight Glitter, Romantic Plum & French White, Fresh Mint & French White & Black As Night, French White and Twinkle Gold

You can check out my tutorial for how to create polka dots and leopard print here

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From left to right I used shades Candy Floss, Sweet Purple, Princess Sparkle Glitter, Pink Daisy, Pink Lady Glitter

I’ll be be doing some new designs soon so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime totally tag me on Instagram @binkydiamonds so I can see your recreations.

Hugs from Beauty Land

How to Create Gorgeous Spring Inspired Nail Art Using Depend Cosmetic Gellack

Hey Everyone :)

Spring is in the air and It just gets me all excited for all the fun colors I get to play with. Lately Ive been really obsessing over pastel shades from eyeshadow and lip gloss, and most certainly nail polish. Since Ive been doing a bunch of freelancing normal nail polish just doesnt cut it for longevity so I’ve been using the Depend Cosmetic Gellack gel polish and LED Lamp. Your nails are left super shiny, there’s no “drying time”, and it lasts for 2 weeks. Whats not to love!!? So I though why not share how great they look and how easy it is to create some fun nail art for spring :)

depend_gellackMy boyfriend was kind enough to get me the stater kit, for Christmas, which included the LED Lamp, before and After Cleanser, Base Coat, and Top Coat. The kit and an extensive range of gorgeous shades is available from the Depend Cosmetic website right here.

Before you begin…

1. Make sure you have all your tools, colors, etc. nearby, and prep your work space with kitchen roll. Give your self a dry cleaning pushing your cuticles up using an orange wood stick. If needed cut any excess skin using a cuticle trimmer. Be very careful those things can be sharp!!

2. Make sure the nail is free from any nail polish. Buff the nail to remove any surface oil and create a clean surface for the polish to adhere to.

3. Use the Before and After Cleanser to prep the nail. It is very important to not touch the nail after this step to avoid oils to be transferred to the nail and thereby jeopardizing the gels ability to adhere to the nail. In essence the dryer the nail the better.

Tip: Avoid giving yourself a “damp or wet” cuticle cleaning i.e placing your hand in water for 5 minutes, as this will provide too much moisture to the nail and can hinder the gel from adhering properly.

Lavender Polka Dots

depend_gellack_polkadot_nailartdepend_gellack_1To get this fun lavender polka dotted look all you need to do is…

1. Apply a thin layer of Step 2 (clear base coat) to both of your thumbs and cure in the LED lamp for 30 seconds. Apply to the last four fingers on your left hand, cure for 30 seconds, repeat on the right hand.

2. Apply one thin layer ofย Pretty Purple to both thumbs, cure for 30 seconds. Do the same to remaining fingers on left hand cure, repeat for right hand. Repeat steps and Apply a second layer of Pretty Purple. Apply one layer of French White to Ring fingers and cure. Repeat for a second layer and cure. Tip: If you get a bit of polish on your skin, no worries, just use a tooth pick to pick up the polish around the skin or cuticle before you cure.

3. Use a dotting tool to or tooth pick to apply Pretty Purple dots on the ring finger.ย Tip: Start in the center of the nail working from cuticle to tip, dip tool into gellack polish for each dot to insure same size and opacity.

4. Use a dotting tool to apply French White in one line start dotting from cuticle to tip. Cure thumbs, then left hand, then right hand for 30 seconds each. Tip: the less pressure you apply the smaller the dot will be, the more pressure the larger the dot will be.

5. Apply Step 4 (clear top coat) to thumbs, cure for 30 seconds, apply to remaining fingers on left hand, cure, repeat for right hand.

6. Saturate the Before and After Cleanser on a cotton pad and rub on cured nails to remove sticky residue and leave behind an amazing glossy shine. Voila and your nails will be chip free and shiny for 2 weeks.

Pink Leopard

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depend_gellack_2To get this fun leopard print look all you need to do is…

1. Apply a thin layer of Step 2 (clear base coat) to both of your thumbs and cure in the LED lamp for 30 seconds. Apply to the last four fingers on your left hand, cure for 30 seconds, repeat on the right hand.

2. Apply one thin layer of Baby Pink to both thumbs, cure for 30 seconds. Do the same to remaining fingers on left hand, cure, repeat for right hand.

3. Apply Black Of Night as the boarder of the leopard spots. Using a thin brush or tooth pick create random “c” shapes on the nail. Cure thumbs for 30 seconds, repeat one hand at a time.

3. Apply Mint Green with a dotting tool or tooth pick for the center of the leopard spots. Dot in the center of the black outlines. Cure thumbs for 30 seconds, repeat for each hand.

4. Apply Step 4 (clear top coat) to thumbs, cure for 30 seconds, apply to remaining fingers on left hand, cure, repeat for right hand.

5. Saturate the Before and After Cleanser on a cotton pad and rub on cured nails to remove sticky residue and leave behind an amazing glossy shine.

Ah I just love spring and how inspirational its is. If you try any of these nail ideas totally @binkydiamonds me on instagram :)

Hugs from Beauty Land

Nail Art Of The Day

Hello Beauty Addicts,

Well Surprise, Surprise, it’s an other pastel themed nail art of the day. This time I was inspired by a post Polish and Pearls created around Easter time. Her nail art is awesome!!!!! Check out her site at http://polishandpearls.com/easter-bunny-nails for the nails I was inspired by and all the other great things she has to share ๐Ÿ˜€

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And this is what I used to create this super cute spring time design.

NailArtOfTheDay_OPI_Pastel_PolkaDots_PolishOPI My Vampire is Buff: I used this as my base color so the polka dots could really pop.

OPI Sparrow Me The Dream: Rose pink polka dots.

OPI You’re Such A Budapest: Lavender polka dots.

MAC In The Lime Light: Mint green polka dots.

Dotting tools: I used the dotting tools to crate the different sized polka dots.

You can also recreate this look using a tooth pick and a pencil with a round eraser head (instead of a dotting tool) to create different sized polka dots!!! Just dip the ends in polish and dot away ๐Ÿ˜€

Whats your favorite spring time color for your nails?

Huge Hugs from Beauty Land