Thursday, 13 October 2011


diamante accent nail


seche vite topcoat, models own bubblegum *, models own top coat
nail gems: ebay 

Seen accent nails floating around for a while now, Mainly a different coloured polish or a sparkly nail. Naturally I wanted to take it a step further. While watching Fresh Meat on Channel 4 I thought I'd add some nail gems for a accent nail. I started off using Seche Vite to put them on, but it dries too quickly so you have to keep applying it as you go along. I found using the Models own topcoat then applying the gems worked much better, as its tackier and takes a bit longer to dry so you have more time to work with when applying the gems. I used tweezers to put them on, its a little fiddly but it really doesnt take that long! Followed with a thick coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in, perfect blinged nails!

36 comments:

  1. That looks really cute! I want to try this now :) xxx

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  2. They look great! Love blinged up nails! Another way to put the rhinestones on is using a cocktail stick - I dip it in a bit of top coat, then put the rhinestone on. :) xx

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  3. I love fresh meat. 'Absolute classic'. Lovely nails xxx

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  4. LOVE them!! Hope you're feeling better this week xx

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  5. If you have M/O Juicy Jules, you should try putting underneath the gems for ultimate bling! That's what I like to do (:
    x

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  6. Gems take so long to apply! :) Nice though

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  7. Love it! very cute and pretty! :) xxx

    http://fbegumstar.blogspot.com

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  8. they look amazing, much more affordable than the nails inc ones that cost about £15 each nail! <3

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  9. these are so cute. love them! x

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  10. im going to do it in another finger. looks great

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  11. The nail gems make lovely, dazzling accents. Super cute. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  12. Looks amazing, you should totally do every nail, just for fun! :) x

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  13. those look super cute, I love that pink !!!

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  14. depending on the colour of the gems (although you can clean them up easily after!) I use an old lip/eye liner to pick up mine, and just use the nail glue from my false nails to stick them on, followed by lashings of top coat once I've cleaned all the gems up! Give it a try :) xx

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  15. That looks so pretty! xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  16. amazing nails. Im defo gona try this myself too

    x

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  17. These are gorgeous ! I love pink xx

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  18. Super cute! I will definitely do this! First, I got to get some gems! (:

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  19. i have a similar little packet of gems in different colours, i think i might give it a go :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  20. This is awesome! I like how you accented the pinkie for something different, I usually see it on the ring finger!

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  21. it looks lovely, the shade of pink is perfect.

    xoxo.

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  22. in love!! that models own colour is girly (barbie?) perfection.

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  23. Love accent nails, the perfect way to spruce up a manicure!

    Pink and bling? What more could you want?!

    www.beth-the-bunhead.blogspot.com
    xx

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  24. I've got a box of gems but never used them, great idea!

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  25. Love that shade of pink, such a happy colour! x

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  26. I love that, may have to get them gems x

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  27. Very Barbie! Love the gems just on one nail - not to OTT.

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  28. Love this, going to do have to try it one day! x

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  29. Ooo,I wanna try it too :) Where'd you get the 'gem' things from?

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  30. Love what you did on your nails !
    It's been a while that i'm watching your two blogs (especially the other one of course, since this one is quite new), and i really like your style, it's refreshing, because even if you're classical, you also have excentricity and this is not something we see really often in France, people don't really take risks in their outfits (including me!)
    Anyway, love your blogs !
    Have a nice day,
    Mélanie

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