I’ve seen photos of this design a few times and I think Bracelet Nails are going to be the next big trend in nail art. It involves a sheer or nude base, with thin, roughly horizontal lines near the tip, loaded with nail jewellery like a charm bracelet. This is my take on it!
Polishes and tools
Base coat and Top coat
Orly Pure Porcelain
AEngland Camelot, Perceval and Queen of Scots
Winstonia 000 Striper Brush
Ocean Nail Supply Assorted Nail Charms
Clear Jelly Stamper The Bling Brush
Before I started, I also filed my nails down a bit, to disguise a couple of broken corners.
I don’t really like having my nail line visible, so I started with two coats of my favourite (only) nude polish on a base coat.
I say only, I have more than a few nude polishes, but this the only one that doesn’t make my skin look horrible!
Next I used my Winstonia brush (part of a set I got as a gift from Fabiana), dipped in one AEngland polish at a time to create the thin lines.
It’s really important to clean your liner brush a lot. I rinse mine in acetone after every line or so. It makes all the difference in keeping your lines ultra thin. I find the polish builds up on the brush and my lines gradually get heavier.
One nail at a time, I used top coat to secure the gems and charms. I got these as part of a prize from Ocean Nail Supply on Instagram.
I did use nail glue for the largest of the charms, only because I couldn’t get it to sit totally flat.
I really like this delicate design, and it’s helped me make the most of some of my supplies! I have loads of different charms and gems, and I struggle knowing how to use them sometimes.
What do you think about this nail art? Would you try Bracelet Nail Art, or do you prefer the bolder, brighter designs?