Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m going to show you how to decorate your acrylic brush. Like I have done, it’s very beautiful, very pretty. I did this quite quick to be honest.
I was teaching the other week and the girls were all getting on with what they’ve been taught, and I just took a few minutes to sit down and just decorate my brush. Adam: Is that like the acrylic version of just doodling? Kirsty: It definitely is That is definitely what I was doing.
I was just like well Just you know, have a little play, so might do one that’s a little bit more elaborate for you guys today So I want to talk to you about different brushes as well because when I was doing this one because it’s got a black coating When you touch this black coating with monomer It starts to melt the black lacquer.
I don’t know if you can see that Can’t really see that What I’ll do is, I’ll show you on both brushes. So I’ve got a new brush here. and we’ve got a wooden brush has no lacquer on it So I’m not going to have the problem that I had with this So I’ll show you the difference on both brushes I’m going to use some metallic rose and white for this design and of course we’re going to use lot of bling because it’d be rude not to I love doing stuff like this I think it’s like therapeutic to me Cuz it’s quite chilled, and you can just go with the flow.
You haven’t got pressure of a client It’s great practice. It really is because you can take your time So I’m gonna show you what happens when we do it on the black brush We’re gonna get a bead, bleed it out And we’re gonna do the same kind of thing as we would do if We’re doing it on a nail so I am making a little I’ve got a new name for this shape by the way It’s not half moon.
It’s croissant Adam: Croissant? Kirsty: Croissant shape. I was bored of saying half moon so i thought i thought it looks a little bit like a croissant Adam: That makes you hungry though Kirsty: Yeah So pressing it out And what tends to happen is once you’ve worked it a little bit the black does start to merge into the white a little bit I mean to be honest with you, I quite like that it did that because it added a bit of shading So the more you work on this lacquer can you see? the black starts to melt.
And to be honest, look, it’s quite cool in a way because it adds a bit of shading So it’s quite cool for that. Adam: Do you think people who are going to do this firstly should try it without though Without one with lacquer because.
.. Kirsty: I do so Can you see it comes off? So, what I’ll do is, I’ll just finish this rose, and then I’ll show you what it’s like on the wooden handle brush Now the other thing you could do is yes you could put top coat where you’re gonna put it But then you’d have like a little rim of top coat, and I thought it’d look a bit messy I didn’t really want it to look messy See now because we’ve been patting this area for a while, it’s now definitely picking up the blue lacquer.
The blue? the black lacquer. It’s definitely not blue But I’m just gonna go with it so what you don’t want to do is keep sort of brushing like this because you will pick up a lot of pigment from the black I mean don’t get me wrong, if you want to pull a bit of that black to make it slightly grey like that then that is fine But if you want it to be really white and you need to just do more of a patting motion That’s all I’m really going to show you on the black brush.
I’m going to show you even more on the wooden handle brush Okay, so we’ve got what did I say it was? metallic rose and white. So we’re going to use this on the wooden brush now and show you the difference now It’s not a high-gloss finish either, so it’ll stick really well to the brush, so you need to be aware of that i’m going to double dip so into the white then into the metallic rose.
I didn’t need to bleed that then then. oh oh let me just check something Let me just check something. I need to show you this. This is dead important. When you hold the brush, think about where you actually hold the brush because there is no point putting the flowers here Because you’d have your fingers on top of them wouldn’t you So ideally you want to put them around here and beyond Now if you hold it really low down, obviously you could go a bit further down but depending where you hold your brush Which I hold mine about there I need to sort of go from here upwards So it’s dead important because you don’t to want make these beautiful flowers on your brush And then go ”oh, they are in the way now.
” Adam: and totally resent them. Kirsty: Well, the god damn things are in the way. Double dipping I’m gonna bleed that one, it was a bit wetter. I’m gonna start out here And I’m just gonna tease that into the croissant shape Just need that to set up a little bit And place the next petal here.
I know that I’m gonna move that over. We want them to overlap slightly Be aware that when you press this it’s going to move to about here I’m just gonna use some white without the pink Just to really make this pop what I’m gonna do now is I’m going to do a little leaf coming out down here Just drag that into like kind of a teardrop shape And you can start to adjust the shape how you want it And what we’re going to do, we can do another flower here and another flower here So now we have created all our flowers and leaves, and I’ve added a few little swirly bits Just some little bits of commas and stuff.
And now we’re gonna add a bit of bling so I’ve got some different crystals here, got a selection of different sizes and I’ve got AB ones, I’ve got ones that are just silver. I’ve even got the these. I don’t know whether to put a few of these on What do you think? Is everyone screaming yes? Hold on, I can’t hear you You think I should put all of them? Off Camera: yes! Kirsty: The pink ones as well? Off Camera: yes, definitely Kirsy: Okay the pink ones as well ok cuz a lot of crystals going on here.
okay So I will need my kantana tool to put them on. Do you know what i did do? Where is it? I got a little bit of the wax from the kantana tool and I put it on to the end of this little stick So I basically scraped a bit of the wax off and stuck it on the end of this because I think.
.. now, but I haven’t tried it yet I think I could pick smaller stones up with this. Adam: Why do you always try things on camera? Kirsty: Well cuz I think it’s funny And if it goes wrong, then and it goes right, then you know you can do it.
Gonna use clear acrylic to put my stones on. Don’t forget your hand, your hand position. You don’t want those stones interfering so I’m gonna put some big stones here I think that’s the best place for them to not interfere, so I’m gonna put some of those pink ones there So I want a bead of clear acrylic Look at that! That is a gorgeous stone if I ever did see one It will slide about a little bit when it starts to set Then it will be fine I’m going to secure this with another stone here So what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna fill in this gap and this gap with some more stones add some more stones up here as well using the same method, just using the clear acrylic and then I’ll show you what it’s like when it’s finished So I’ve got all my stones on and let me just show you how good this was I’ll just show you.
So with this little one that I’ve made, you can pick. These are SS 3s So they are the smallest Swarovskis you can get And you can just pick up just one Which is awesome. However, when you use this kantana it’s quite difficult to just pick up.
haha, one. See what i mean? So it is. Look at that, it worked! It worked! I’m chuffed with myself I am. Alright, so I’ve got all the stones on now, but I just So I put them on with acrylic obviously, to make them last.
And then what I’m going to do now is get a bit of brush on glue and then especially around this top part and I’m just gonna brush that around just to seal that. And then any bits that I can see Like a lot of acrylic, that needs just shining up a bit.
I can also add a little bit of glue to that. So I’ve got lots of different crystals there You have a brush like this, your clients are gonna say ”Can you do a bit of that on my nail?” I’ll say ”not, obviously not, as big as that.
” But can you do that on my nail? Great form of advertising and it’s very pretty. And you know what it’ll do as well? It’ll really make you look after you brush because once you ruin the brush it goes in the bin And you don’t want to throw that away.
Do you? So, it’ll make you look after your brush. There guys! I hope you enjoyed the video don’t forget check us out on Facebook and Instagram Everything that I’ve used today is down below as always for you to just click and go through On your little computer or your phone whatever kind of things that you using, technology nowadays, You can do it on a watch now? Can you? Adam: What? Watch you on a watch? Kirsty: oh yeah Adam: you might be able to, I don’t know.
Kirsty: Can you surf the internet on a watch now? Adam: I think so, yeah. Kirsty: Yeah, that’s pretty cool I need one of them watches. If anybody wants to buy me one, my address is So yeah anyway, I’m rambling on.
So guess what guys? I’m gonna go now and leave you to it And I’ll see you in the next video. Bye Bye.