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Kirsty: Hi everybody, I'm Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, we are going to do

artwork on my nails in an old-fashioned style.

So, I've got some nails on from previous video. If you haven't seen this video, you need to check it out.

Check it out.

So, what I'm gonna do is buff over the top coat. I want to make these nails...mice and matte.

Mice and matte, not nice and matte. What's wrong with me?

Yes! So, I want them nice and matte because we're gonna do some Old English text on my nails

but we're gonna add a little bit of prettiness to them, we want to keep them nice and pretty.

So, you see a lot of the Old English font being used for quite like badass nails.

So, these will be badass nails, but they will be very pretty.

And the reason that I'm making these matte by buffing them is because I want the paint work.

I'm gonna use some acrylic paints and the acrylic paint will really stick to that matte surface

and you don't need to put like a matte top coat on to do this, all you need to do is buff over the nail

just to remove that shine.

Because we're going to do an Aquarelle technique and that needs to go on to a matte surface.

Adam: Question then, if you topcoat with matte

and then wiped off the sticky layer, could you paint directly on to that or...?

Kirsty: You can but I don't think it works as good.

Adam: Right. Kirsty: Yeah, I don't think it works as good.

Kirsty: So, you don't need to topcoat to do this, it's just that I had top coat on.

You can go straight on to a set of nails that you've just done and you've not topcoated yet,

so you've just got to that buffed stage.

I'm gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution, give them a nice clean.

So, I've got a nice clean surface to work on with no oils.

Let that evaporate. Can you see that they're all very matte.

That was magic.

It's like a magic trick.

Kirsty: I just wiped over the sculpting form, well, the backing paper of the sculpting form... Adam: What with?

Kirsty: ...with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution, just to clean it and it's made it go. Like, you can see it. Adam: Yeah, I can see.

Kirsty: We've got...there's an invisible sculpting form on there.

So, what I'm gonna do is, I'm gonna use some colours. So, I'm gonna use...this is Lilac acrylic paint.

I'm putting them in this little dish that I've got. It's actually a little soap dish and I put a cleaning cloth in

and I've actually wet this, it's actually damp.

So, it's not wringing *. You're gonna wet it, wring it out then place it inside.

Putting the paint on top of that will keep your paint nice and wet.

Right! So, what I'm gonna do, get a pencil and I'm just gonna sketch out roughly where this letter will be

and we're writing 'BOSS'.

Well, we're not writing _, writing 'BOSS'.

And the reason that I'm doing this is so I know where I'm going to put the flowers.

So, I'm gonna do, down this bottom section here,

got some white paint that I've watered down to make a wash.

Then I'm gonna dry my brush, come into that wet paint to drain off any excess.

Always pulling any excess towards the point of that petal because that will be the center.

Same here.

I'm not going to let each petal touch.

Gonna wipe my brush and I'm gonna drain off.

Same here.

Then, with a Turquoise paint, I'm gonna overlap.

So, this is watered down again, so you get that wash.

Clean my brush, drain off the excess.

So, we'll get like a little skeleton flower. Into this center part, I'm going to do some little white dots.

To create a center for the flower and we're gonna do the same thing here, as I've done there, up here,

in this spaces here, because I know I've got this space here.

So, water that white down.

Adam: Could you create an Aquarelle effect with gel polish and gel Res, do you think?

Kirsty: You could but it's not as controlled. If you've done like marbling with this,

you know, that's putting the gel res in it and marbling it to get that water-colour effect.

Can do it with marbling but it's really difficult to do with.

So, in with the Turquoise, drain off.

Then I'm going to do some little dots again, just with the end of my brush.

I've got another piece of backing paper from sculpting form. I'm gonna use Snow White gel polish now.

Pop that on there, it's a lot easier to go into.

I need some Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution to clean my brush. I need to clean it.

So, what I'm going to do is do the B. So, I'm gonna start with the thickest point that's at the center.

This will help me get everything balanced.

So, from that center bit, I can then work the rest of it and get my composition.

So, we've got that about that and then we're gonna come like this.

I think that bit is too big.

It's too big!

I'm just adjusting this top section here. So, I think it's a little bit big. I think about a little bit over the top.

Then we'll move on to this side.

And I think I might possibly end up touching this with my other finger, especially because I'm doing it on myself.

So, that's the difference really. I think if I was doing it on somebody else,

I don't think I'd necessarily touch any of the design with my other fingers

but because obviously, I'm doing it on my own hand, I think I could potentially touch the gel.

So, especially on this side here, I am going to a flash-cure.

What I'm going to do now is do this part of the B. I love Old English font because it's so decorative.

Would you have only sort of used this kind of font if you were writing something really special back in the day, Adam?

I'm asking you because I think you know all the answers to these kind of things.

Adam: Well, I think before the printing press came along, and even afterwards because they used to do

Kirsty: ...fonts like that in printing press days but... Kirsty: Mmm!

Adam: ...I think when monks used to transcribe the Bible... Kirsty: Mm-hmm!

Adam: They used to use this to make it more like, more glamorous. Kirsty: More pleasing to the eye.

Adam: For certain...like for the first letters of each page definitely. Kirsty: Mm-hmm!

Adam: But it wasn't like that for the full, like full page. Kirsty: Mmm!

Kirsty: So, it was some artistic people.

Quite a cool job. Sit there and come up with these...

Adam: letters. Kirsty: Sort of letters, yeah.

Kirsty: So, I've just used a brush with a little bit of Gel Residue Wipe-off solution and just neaten that up.

I'm going back in with the gel polish.

Right! So, I'm gonna look at this now and see if there's anywhere I want to neaten up or sharpen up.

I'm literally just gonna go over the entire thing

because I feel like it's a little bit more white.

If I give it a slight second coat, it'd be a lot easier to do this as well because the main

part of the design is already laid out for you.

Then I'm gonna topcoat.

Just gonna seal everything in. It will seal the Aquarelle work in there.

And I love the ombre in the background.

I think it looks great shining through the letter B for badass _.

So, we've got the letter B, so we're gonna write 'Boss'. So, we're gonna do 'OSS'.

That is gonna be difficult to get that S on that little finger, but I'm sure it'd be fine.

But I'm gonna keep these pretty little flowers just peeking out.

So, on the thumb, I didn't really know what to do, so I decided to put 'Nail'.

Adam: Think you should have put 'Adam Boss'. Kirsty: No.

Adam: Yes! Kirsty: I put 'Nail Boss'.

Kirsty: Becasue I'm the nail boss mane.

Adam: Has it got a picture?

Kirsty: So yeah, what I'm gonna do now is, because can you see on this how it's a little bit lumpy?

So, you can see where the gel polish is. You can feel it even. You don't really have to see it, I can feel it.

So, what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna take...this is really old 240-grit file and I'm just gonna skip over

and hit a little bit of the white from that lettering just to soften that,

so it's not quite as raised.

You've got to be really gentle.

And then I'm gonna take a buffer and buff over the entire nail just to smooth it a little bit.

Gonna wipe over. Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution, just to clean that nail up and then I'm gonna topcoat again

and it'll just make it a little bit smoother.

I'm gonna pop that into the lamp.

So, I'm gonna do that on all the nails.

Special like the paint on my hand because clearly, my hand is the palette.

I'm gonna finish with a little bit of Cuticle Oil.

Peach Cuticle Oil, I do like it. Look at that! They're so cool.

And I think that the flowers really just pretty it up, so yes, they are badass nails but they're a little bit pretty as well.

Adam: The flower sort of soften it but they still have sort of like graffiti look to them. Kirsty: Yeah.

Adam: I think more because of the colours.

Kirsty: There you are, guys. Don't forget, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Everything I've used today will be listed below in the description box.

Don't forget to subscribe and I'll see you in the next video. Bye-bye guys.

And they're put... blah blah blah.

That needs to go...ooh!

That needs to go onto a shiny. No, it doesn't. I'd say that again.

I know I couldn't do it like that. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

Kirsty: Adam is so mad. He's so mad at me. Adam: I need ten arms...

Adam: ...or another cameraman. 0,405 If I give it a slight second coat, it'd be a lot easier to do this as well because the main

part of the design is already laid out for you.

Then I'm gonna topcoat.

Just gonna seal everything in. It will seal the Aquarelle work in there.

And I love the ombre in the background.

i think it looks great shining through the letter B for badass _.

So, we've got the letter B, so we're gonna write 'Boss'. So, we're gonna do 'OSS'.

That is gonna be difficult to get that S on that little finger, but I'm sure it'd be fine.

But I'm gonna keep these pretty little flowers just peeking out.

So, on the thumb, I didn't really know what to do, so I decided to put 'Nail'.

Adam: Think you should have put 'Adam Boss'. Kirsty: No.

Adam: Yes! Kirsty: I put 'Nail Boss'.

Kirsty: Becasue I'm the nail boss mane.

Adam: Has it got a picture?

Kirsty: So yeah, what I'm gonna do now is, because can you see on this how it's a little bit lumpy?

So, you can see where the gel polish is. You can feel it even. You don't really have to see it, I can feel it.

So, what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna take...this is really old 240-grit file and I'm just gonna skip over

and hit a little bit of the white from that lettering just to soften that,

so it's not quite as raised.

You've got to be really gentle.

And then I'm gonna take a buffer and buff over the entire nail just to smooth it a little bit.

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