Thursday, 15 November 2012

She Knows Stud Tutorial

I have put together a tutorial for SheKnows UK for a studded accent nail design I created to match a collar I got from Miss Selfridge. You can see the full tutorial here and I have included a condensed version below and some examples I put together for different coloured versions. 



Step 1: Paint a base coat layer to protect the nail. I am using Seche Restore as a base coat at the moment as my nails are quite weak.

Step 2. Paint the nails black. I used Barry M Black.

Step 3. Select your studs. I have chosen 2mm gold square studs, 1.5mm clear rhinestones studs and 2mm gold round studs.

Step 4. Down the middle of the accent nail place the gold square studs. I use Elegant Touch brush on nail glue as it is easy to work with.

Step 5. Either side of the square studs stick the rhinestones.

Step 6. Finally stick the gold round studs on the outside of the rhinestones.

Step 7. Cover the accent nail with a layer of Seche Vite to make the studs stay on longer.

Step 8. Paint the black nails with a matte top coat. My favourite is Rimmel Matte Finish.

And there you have it! A simple accent nail that doesn't take too long and has a great impact.

Below are three other examples of nail looks you can create using the steps above:


Using Essie Aruba Blue with sapphire rhinestones and silver studs.



Using OPI Monsooner or Later with gold studs and mixed rhinestones.


Using Nails Inc Basil Street and a matte top coat, with gold, silver and black studs.

17 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I've played around with studs before but haven't used this many - but I will now!

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  2. Your nails look fantastic, I have a ridiculously big obsession with studs, and I will definitely be giving these gorgeous nails a go :) x

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  3. These mani's are amazing!!! Where do you buy your studs? I've struggled to find a good variety of studs... Love them :)

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    1. Thanks! I have just done a post about all my studs! x

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  4. Does colorful studs are stunning and look great on your nails. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Beautiful manicure..will be looking around for some studs now :)

    Yewizzy @ She Loves The Finer Things

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  6. This is a really cool look! I really like the blue one, its my favorite color :D

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  7. Where do you get the studs that you use?

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    1. I have just done a post about where I get all my studs.

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  8. Very pretty, Jenny! Love those studded accent nails!

    Lisa

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  9. Normally they do for all nails and make them ugly look. But this particular nail art is so nice and simple.

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  10. Brilliant! Do you have any tips on removing the studs? :)

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    1. I use nail polish remover and tweezers to get the studs that stuck on too much! The nail polish remover will soften the nail polish under the studs. :)

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  11. I love the mix of stones you used for these!

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  12. Where do you buy the studs?

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