Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, we are gonna do a cute Dumbo Nail just to celebrate the launch of the new Dumbo movie. So, the colours that I’m gonna use for the background are these gorgeous colours I am in love with, Strawberry Cream and Velvet Ribbon.
I’m gonna use Strawberry Cream towards the cuticle area and bring them back down, about 3/4 of the way. Just gonna use that ombre brush that I’ve made in a previous video to just drag that down. Gonna cure that in the lamp.
So, Velvet Ribbon at the end. Ombre brush. I’m gonna use from the Aurora collection, Borealis. This is gonna give this colour a gorgeous shimmer. These are perfect for going over any colour just to add that gorgeous bit of sparkle to the nail.
Pop that in the lamp for me. Gonna topcoat this now. The Dumbo is gonna be hand-painted, so I need a sealed layer to do that on. I don’t want to paint directly onto the gel polish because it’ll have a sticky layer.
So, the paints that I need, I’ve put on this palette. Now, I’ve used this before and I’ve used it especially for One-stroke. This is just grease-proof paper and the grease-proof paper is on top of a sponge.
So, it’s like a thin cleaning sponge that’s damp. So, it helps keep the paints all wet. So, they’re the colours I’m gonna use but before I paint, I’m gonna buff over this nail to make it matte. Now, I’m only gonna go very light.
I’m not gonna press hard. I literally just want to take off a little bit of the shine. So, I know that the paint will grab onto it nicely. And I do need to wipe over with the Urban Graffiti…Oh my God! Not Urban Graffiti.
I thought I was gonna drink it, then. I need to wipe over with the Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution to take away any of the dust that may still be on the nail. And I’m gonna map it out with a grey. I’m gonna mix the grey, so I’m gonna take a little bit of the black and more of the white and I’m gonna water that down.
It’s really important to map out your design. This is the point where you can change things. You don’t want to start. I mean, I used to years ago, I had a really strange way of drawing and painting. Because I was self-taught, I used to do all the bit here and then move down like that.
And you know what? it took me a long time to actually change the way I was doing it. Because I was so used to doing it that way, but yeah it’s so important… I now know how important it is to map out anything that you’re painting or you know, even if it’s just design work, whether it’s acrylic or gel polish, it needs to be mapped out.
It’s so you get all the ratios right. You know, you know where everything is, you know where all the features are. I mean, when it comes to doing portraits, it’s so important. It really is, to map it out.
So, we’ve got Dumbo’s head here. I want to bring it out a little bit more there. We’ve got his little cheeks and he’s got really chubby cheeks, hasn’t he? JJ: Yes Kirsty: And that’s what makes him really cute, don’t it yeah? That’s why I think you’re so cute, Jay because you’ve got chubby cheeks.
JJ: Thank you! Kirsty: Jokes! Right! Now, I’m gonna fill it in with the grey. And I can slightly see those lines, so I’m still…so it’s still mapped out and I can see where I’m going. I’m gonna mix a slightly darker grey.
And I want to do this more sketchy as if it’s like a sketch from… is it Walt Disney? JJ: Yeah. Kirsty: So, because this is more of a sketchy design, you don’t want to have really super crisp lines. So, you’ll get that by going backwards and forwards rather than doing one straight line.
Right! So, I’m gonna use the yellow now to paint his little…was gonna say neckerchief. It’s not a neckerchief. It’s like a frill around his neck. Like a clown’s frill. You notice that’s why I didn’t add any shading to this part.
We need to do that once the colour is on. Right! What, I’m gonna do now is topcoat it. This is gonna seal in the paintwork. It will really make all the colours pop. I’m gonna put some Brush-on glue on for the stones, but then I’m going to also topcoat over.
Hmm! I’m not gonna paint over with the gel polish, I’m gonna go over with glue. I’m gonna go over the stones with Brush-on glue to really secure them down. I’ve done it quite a few times now and I find it works really well.
What you need to do is let that glue dry before you put anything onto it like Cuticle Oil. If you put Cuticle Oil onto wet glue, the glue will go white. And we don’t want that because it ‘ll ruin the stones.
JJ: Awww! Kirsty Oh, duck. JJ: Look at him. Kirsty: How cute? Why don’t I have anything like this on my nails? Adam: You ain’t got the time, love. Kirsty: I ain’t got the time to sit there and paint beautiful things like that on my nails.
I’ll have to have these on. Rush jobs. Oh, well. There you are, guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Dumbo inspired video. It’s very beautiful. Can the nail fly like Dumbo? JJ: Of course. It’s magical. Kirsty: Show me.
Kirsty: We made an elephant fly. But you look like you’re picking me nose then. JJ: We’ve done that before. Kirsty: I know. Kirsty: Right! So, anyway, we’ll carry on with the show. Anything that I’ve used in the video will be listed below.
It always is. Everything that I use will be down in the description box. If you can’t find it, then Adam hasn’t done his job. Shout at Adam. Please don’t shout at me or Jay, it’s not our fault. We’re just doing the fun stuff.
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Bye! Kirsty: Oh, well. JJ: Just before you start, you need clamp your earring back. Kirsty: Oh my God! Imagine if I lost that. Would lost the two little studs that I had that are Tom Sabo and then now, Dina got me them.
JJ: Have you still got them little ones that I got you? Have you got your shades? Kirsty: Oh, I lost them ages ago.