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20 October 2016

Nude Gothic Almond & Russian Almond Acrylic Nails | NOTD (Nails of the Day)

Whew!  I'm back to blogging full time!  Yay!  I took a much needed break, took some time to refocus, and now I'm ready to get back in the swing of things.  Since this is my first blog post in over a month, I'd like to share my go to manicure as of late.  I've been wearing an acrylic overlay over my natural nails for about six (6) to eight (8) months.  I wore a hard gel overlay before hand, alternating between regular nail polish and gel nails for almost three (3) years.  Hard gel nails must be buffed off to be removed and soak off gel nails can be removed by soaking in pure acetone nail polish remover. ;-)

I am self taught and love experimenting with different nail treatments and enhancements.  This nail set was created using simple gold nail forms that I purchased on eBay.  They came on a roll with 500 forms, giving me plenty to practice with.  I have worn acrylic extensions on both ring fingers but I decided to go all out this time and extend all ten finger nails!  I'm so excited with the outcome.

I use a custom acrylic mix; I created this nude shade myself, just as I custom create my hair color.  I combine different shades of pink, beige, peach, and more to match the look I'm trying to achieve.  I wanted a color that fit well with my skin tone after a summer in the sun.  I use a variety of acrylic powder brands, including a few unbranded ones for solid acrylic colors.  I like CND (Creative Nail Design) products and Mia Secret products.  Later this month, I will be trying out a new brand of acrylic monomer from EzFlow.

When I extended the length of my nails, my natural nails were what one usually considers sporty length.  I couldn't wait for them to grow back to my normal long length so I used the nail forms to have long nails instantly.  I really love to change things up sometimes!  See you in my next post, which will not be a month from now this time! ❤️

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Topics:  nude gothic almond acrylic nails. russian almond accent nails. custom nude acrylic powder mix. nails of the day. notd. natural nails acrylic overlay. acrylic nail extensions.

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