Nail artist Rachel Mouritsen knew just how to give nails a shiny, blinged-out effect while leaving a great deal of the natural nail showing. Click through as she shows how to recreate the look.
Step 1: Begin by prepping the nails and applying forms.
Step 2: Apply a cover pink acrylic to extend the model’s natural nails, pinching them before they are completely set.
Step 3: Next, dab foil glue randomly on each nail without a distinct pattern.
Step 4: Press the foils onto the nail, allowing it to stick wherever there is glue.
Step 5: To bring out the blue and seal in the design, cap the nails with a layer of clear gel.
Step 6: After the nails are cured, she went back in with a file to further shape and refine the nails.
Step 7: Time for bling! Pile on different shaped silver and blue rhinestones to the ring fingers of both hands.
[Nails by Rachel Mouritsen]