Gel Polish Chevron and Sharpie Design

This tutorial shows a relatively simple design using acrylic, gel polish and sharpie marker pens. With sharpies you can create a fun and colourful nail in a very simple and easy way.

Hi, I'm kirsty meakin from naio nails, in this video I'm going to show you how to do a sharpie design also using gel polish and striping tape. So for this nail I've already applied an acrylic nail extension, we've then used the urban graffiti gel polish in white on, which is a nice bright white, I've top coated this aswell. And now I'm going to put some of a cheeky named urban graffiti gel polish, this one's called pop my cherry. Just going to pop it there and as i bring it up leave a little bit of a pool of the product there and I'm going to use a dotting toolto then bring down some of this colour and we're looking for a chevron shape. So you're bringing it down into a nice V. I'm going to tickle this even closer to the cuticle,
not going to flood it, just using your detail brush. You can see the pigment is super rich
in this colour so we only need one coat. Going to pop that into the lamp, if you've got LED
you're going in for 60 seconds, UV's two minutes. So we'll pop that in and cure. So now that's cured I'm going to use the gel residue wipe off solution, wipe over that. Now for the
fun bit. Sharpie, random little splodges of colour. Don't go over onto your pop my cherry,
you don't want to go over onto that. Now we're going to use the gel residue wipe off solution, in a spray bottle, spray it on, watch it flow, see how it starts to merge together and bleed into each other. Let it do that for a second and let it start to dry a little bit, then
you're going to go again and watch that merge now. In this dappen dish I've got a little
bit of the gel residue wipe off solution, little detailing brush and what we're going to start to do is touch little sections of it and it will start to bleed even more and what it does is it forces the colour outwards. Going to add a little bit more green here, that's the good thing about sharpies you can keep adding to this, little bit of pink there. Into your solution with your detail brush and you're going to start to touch it, you don't need to spray it again, you're going to touch it now with the brush and this will help it on its way, it'll start to run and merge. Next I'm going to use glass slipper, just going to use this on the pop my cherry colour and can you this has got, it's clear but it's got loads of particles of the blue in, it's going to add a nice shimmer and sparkle to that colour. Going to pop that into the lamp. Now that's cured, we're going to use mega gloss sealer gel, going to go over your sharpie design, make sure that's all nice and covered first and then you can go over your gel polish aswell. Pop that into the lamp. So now that's completely cured, i needed to top coat that because I'm going to mess around with it now and i didn't want to ruin the design because now we're going to put some striping tape on, we're going to edge this chevron V with the striping tape. So I've cut off a little section, gently place it down. Get some nippers, this is the easiest way to cut this really, rather than scissors, then we're going to get another bit, press that down, snip off the excess, careful of the skin, then what we're going to do now is we're going to get the mega gloss sealer, tiny bit there, get your stones. Pop the rhinestone right at that join, put that into the lamp, cure that and then we can top coat it. So now that's secure we're going to seal all this, so we're going to top coat it with the mega gloss sealer, you need to make sure you go right to these edges, so get them nice and neat, if you don't seal your tape in it will start to lift off the nail. Your gel sealer is going to seal it in and stop it from going anywhere, it's also going to seal your little rhinestone in aswell. Now we're going to pop that into the lamp. Now that's cured you want to pop your cuticle oil on. So that's an alternative sharpie design for you, really easy, quick and ideal for short nails.