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Couture Gel Nail Polish Nail Art and Tutorial

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Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

I’m going to make a bold statement. While I will always love traditional nail polish, I think that gel is the wave of the future. It is here to stay, and it is awesome sauce. (Man, I can’t believe I just said “awesome sauce.” Does anybody even say that anymore?). Here’s the thing: gel is perfect for most people who don’t change their nail polish every day. It adds strength to the natural nail and it lasts for much longer than traditional polish, and it is so amazingly shiny and smooth. I am really starting to love gel! The only thing is that switching to gel from traditional polish can be a bit of a transition. It applies differently than traditional polish – it’s thicker, and you have to cure it with a light after each step. So, as I’ve been experimenting more and more with gel, I have also begun developing some nail art techniques. The kind folks at Couture Gel Nail Polish sent me some of their gels so I could show you how to do your own gel nail art. Today’s look is a glitter gradient – after the jump and some photos, be sure to check out my tutorial.

Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail art

I have really enjoyed trying out gels, but they doΒ take some getting used to! What I love, a lot, is that they last for a long time and also that they’re so shiny.Β Especially when I’m at nail school, and my hands are in water and acetone all day, it’s pretty amazing that I can have beautifully polished nails, too! Otherwise, regular polish would just chip right off. For this look, I used Couture Gel Nail Polish base and top coat, their curing lamp, and Persian Bleu and Champagne Diet – but you could create this look using any base color and any glitter. Couture Gel Nail Polish glitter gradient nail artI created a video tutorial so that you can see how I got this look. Remember to cure between each layer!

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  • Gel manicures sounds like something I would love too since I don’t change up my everyday nails all that much. Love the look of them here too!

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  • Garritas Linderrimas

    I’ve been doing my ‘gel nails’ at home for almost 2 years, and doing nail art on top of them for the past year. The good thing is that the normal nail polish last a lot longer over gels, so the nail art stays put for 2-3 days until I change it. It’s great that you are also doing gels, and I love to see what designs you come up with!

    • Do you do your art with gels, or regular polish? I used the gel for the art, too, and just cured everything a lot!

      • Garritas Linderrimas

        Hannah, I use regular nail polish, so I can remove it with acetone/nail polish remover quickly and the gel base is there for more nail art. I do not have the patience to remove the gel polish every 2-3 days!
        I use medical gloves for my work for hours in a row (I’m a biological research scientist), and the gel polish base is the only thing that keeps the regular nail polish from flaking off the nails πŸ™‚