3/09/2013

Acid Wash Nails! Tutorial

Hey Everyone! I wanted to try Acid Washed nails for the first time. I've seen this look before and liked it but totally forgot about it until now. I like how it came out and its super easy!  As I was doing them I decided to do a step by step tutorial with picutres, and then I decided to record the last step since it's easier to show you then put into words. Here's how my nails came out, for the colors I used: Midnight Blue by Sinful Colors and French White by Wet n Wild.


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Here is a little step by step tutorial with a short video to help you with the 3rd step. 


What you will need:
- Blue nail polish
- White nail polish
- Nail Polish Remover (preferably acetone)
- A bunch of Q-Tips
- Top Coat

  
Apply 2 coats of a blue polish then a top coat. Let them fully dry.








Once the blue polish is dry, apply a coat of white polish directly over the blue and again let fully dry!










**Watch the quick video I made below to see exactly how I do this**

Saturate a Q-tip in nail polish remover and start to rub the nail in a downwards motion using light pressure. Then add some top coat and your done!
  

Quick Video on How to get the Acid Wash Affect!

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TIPS & TRICKS:
  • You will probably need 2 Q-Tips a nail since your picking up a lot of white polish
  • Make sure the Q-Tip is saturated in the nail polish remover. This will help it go by faster.  
  • Don't rub too much in one spot because you don't want to pick up too much of the blue polish.
  • Use light pressure when using the Q-Tip, or you can end up with a bumpy nail like I did.
  • Be patient with this manicure, let the blue polish and white polish dry completely.
  • Be careful that your Q-Tip doesn't get bits of cotton on your nails, that's why it's best to use a few Q-Tips each nail. 
  • If your nails still feel tacky because of the 3 coats of nail polish, dip them in ice cold water before you go in with the Q-Tip. That should take any stickiness away.
  • You don't have to use the standard blue and white colors, you can be creative and use any colors you want!


I hope you liked this tutorial! I had fun making it!  Let me know what you think :)




Click the links below :)

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5 comments:

  1. LOVE this Kelly! And such great tips... it turned out great!!

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  2. This is a really neat idea! And it doesn't seem that difficult to recreate. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow!!! So this is how to do this kind of effect. Thanks for the video and the tips. I always wanted to try it out and good thing that you shared this to us =)

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  4. How cool! I never would have thought of this and might have to try it:)

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