1950's Rockabilly Style Nail Art

1950's Rockabilly Style Nail Art



Kirsty: Hi everybody, I'm Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. I'm gonna do set of nails inspired by my night out. Yes, I was let out for the day, well, evening. I went to a night at the musicals at Trenton Gardens. It's like an open-air concert and me and the girls went and we dressed up as 1950s style, inspired by Greece. So, we're going to do 1950s nails. Don't be mistaken by thinking that these are nails that they would have wore in the 1950s because this is not what they would have wore. Adam: It would have been Baby Boomers.
Kirsty: Mm-hmm! They would have been Baby Boomers. So, we've already got a set on our lovely model today, Vanessa, who's not going to knock anything as she puts her hand in the lamp like she normally does. Just saying. Vanessa: Just once. It was once once.
Kirsty: It was like so big they were so bad. Kirsty: It was so big and so bad that they…
Vanessa: It counts as multiple. Kirsty: Yes, it does. If you never do it again, I will still go on about it. Right! So, we're gonna use this colour. I love this colour. Kirsty: I actually bought a dress off eBay, didn't I, Vanessa?
Vanessa: Mm-hmm! Adam: Did you have to do that for her? Vanessa: No, she can buy clothes herself.
Kirsty: I can buy…yeah. Kirsty: So…
Adam: It's just the way that it was said… Kirsty: Because it was…
Adam: "Didn't I, Vanessa?" Kirsty: No, she saw the dress. And they look beautiful on eBay. I mean, I don't really go out in 1950s style clothes but it was a rocker belly dress, style dress and it got frills here and some little buttons here, just for decoration and each one of them went out like that. I even bought a petticoat for underneath, you know, to make it like a bit of a poofy kind of sticky-out thing. Yeah, it came and it looked like somebody had screwed it up and put it in a bag because when I took it out it was just all creased beyond recognition. It's like what's even is this? So, I thought it's fine, I shall iron it. You know, when I thought, well, I was running around, didn't really have much time to try it on. Tried it on at about two o'clock in the morning after the football presentation and this is the night before going out and yeah, so I didn't wear that. It was it was built for somebody who has a torso of a giant because I put it on the waist and the shoulders were up here. I was like, what? I'd have to pull it underneath my bum, the waistline underneath my bum to get it fit. It was awful. Absolutely awful. It was cheap, yeah. You know, you buy cheap, you buy twice and I did. So, I had to race up to Hanley and find another dress but I actually found a really nice dress and it was this colour. And I really like this colour, so we're gonna use this colour and Vanessa loves this colour as well, don't you? And it's called Spring Meadow and it's from the Pastel Collection. And we're gonna put this on all the nails because I love it so much. I'm gonna do two coats. It's got a really nice pigment as well. So, I'm mixing Snow White and forgot the colour name, Spring Meadow. A little bit more white because I just want it to have a hint of this teal colour, or turquoise, or whatever colour you wanna call it because I'm sure Adam will argue with me, what colour it actually is. Adam: No, I think you're right, that's Turquoise.
Kirsty: Yeah. Adam: It's a Tiffany.
Kirsty: Yes! Kirsty: So, in the 50s, there was lots of dots, polka dot, lots of stripes. And I want to do some polka dots that are slightly paler than the colour we've used, so I've just added a bit of white. So, we're gonna do some dots, some little polka dots. I'm using a Dotting Tool. I'm just pushing it out so it's a little bit larger. Adam: Weirdly, it just look like it was so much lighter on the paper but it really is a lot lighter, it is.
Kirsty: It is, yeah. Adam: Mmm!
Kirsty: It's soft enough. I didn't want it to be like, garish white. Kirsty: Do you know what, I'm gonna get you cure that. You cure that in there because I think you might knock that. Oh, she's even careful bringing it out. Oh, Ness, thank you! Keep up the good work. Vanessa: Do I get a star.
Kirsty: Oh, yeah! No, you get a teal dot. Vanessa: Thank you! Kirsty: So, I like to do polka dots in this formation. So, I'll go down the center first and I'll come in between at the sides. So, you can see that it's sort of in between those previous portion of dot right to the sides. You just want dot a small bit of gel and then use a Pointed Tool to move that around. So, now we're gonna topcoat these. Adam: Would you do two layers of topcoat if you wanna get rid of the bumps?
Kirsty: Yeah! So, what I'm gonna do is, when I topcoat, then I'm gonna buff… Kirsty: …then I'm gonna do something else. I'm gonna top this one, topcoat this one anyway. I'm doing that because I'm gonna buff the other nails and I don't want the dust to go on that nail and because it's got a sticky layer, the dust will sit on that nail. Right! Pop me that in. Alright! So, can you see how the gel makes it a little bit lumpy bumpy? Can you can see from that sort of side view there? The dots will make it raised. So, I'm gonna buff it. By buffing it, it's gonna help…oh, it does look nice and matte. Oh, we're just mad on that, we mad for matte right now. But this is just gonna help even it out and then, I what I'll do once I've done this, I can top coat it again, and then it's gonna be even smoother. You can even get a 240-grit file and go over it a little bit if you need to. Okay! I'm gonna paint on this one, so I'm just gonna buff that one anyway. Wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution, getting rid of the dust. I can feel that one's quite raised, so we're just gonna file over that one a little bit. Then we can topcoat. Make sure you're capping the edges because we've already buff and removed some of the seal, so you need to make sure you let that brush skip around the edges of the nail. That's gonna prevent any peeling of the gel polish. Pop that in the lamp. Oh, I think they look better matte. Kirsty: Shiny or matte?
Adam: You can't ask them because they're gonna watch it after this is done. Kirsty: I know but I think they might agree with me. We're going matte. Yes, we're going matte. Let's buff them to make it even nice and matte and thus smoothing the nail out at the same time. See, that's another reasons for it. Just try not to go round the edges really because you don't want to break that seal. So, we're gonna use some white acrylic paint to create a bow because we all like bows in our hair. In the 50s, it was like, the neckerchief. You have a bow of a neck, you know, tied in a bow around your neck or a big bow in your hair. I'm just doing the outline really first of all. Oh, it so pretty already! And I'm gonna do stripes. So, with lots of stripes and dots. On this part that I filled in, I'm just gonna scratch into the paint. So, I've got the lines just like that. Gonna go around the outside of the bow just to make those lines, those border lines a little bit stronger. Stop moving. Well, let's topcoat that and then we'll matte it off with a buffer. Pop me that in the lamp. So, now, we're gonna do some Sugaring. Kirsty: Not baking, we're not baking, we're doing some Sugaring.
Vanessa: Aww! I got excited then. Kirsty: Right! What we're gonna do is use Snow White. Need a little bit of that out and we're gonna make a magic potion of Clear Acrylic Powder and some super fine glitter. Maybe a little bit more. Where's my lid? That doesn't fit. Shake it up. Oh, yeah! Can you see how it's a bit glittery? Adam: Mm-hmm!
Kirsty: Oh, some magic potion, Kirsty: The dress that I wore had like, at the bottom, it had big panels of white and it wasn't actually round at the bottom, it wasn't like a circle skirt, it was actually more of handkerchief skirt. It actually had something like this pointy bits at the bottom. Kirsty: So, if you held it up, it was square at the bottom.
Adam: Hmm! Kirsty: And it got these white panels inspired by that. Inspired not spired. I'm inspired by that to do this next step. So, we're gonna do these shapes, this sort of like, square shape. Just portions of it. Now, can you see why I mixed that colour in because I knew I was gonna use white and it didn't want the polka dots to get lost within this white gel polish, that it looks pink to me. I'm gonna do one here as well. Then, we are going to sprinkle the nail with our magic potion to create a sugared effect. Pop me that in the lamp. You need to cure this for twice the amount of time. So, it's a 30 seconds cure, so we're gonna cure it for a whole minute because the acrylic and the glitter will prevent it being cured as fully and we want a full cure. So, we're gonna repeat this kind of shape on the other nails. I do want sort of big one on this. See, I'm gonna put a little bit onto this nail as well. Kirsty: You like the tapping sound, don't you, especially when you're editing? Adam: It is when you used to use the metal implement, they used to go through me. Kirsty: So, we're gonna dust off now all that little magic potion that we made with the acrylic and the glitter. So…Ugh, I love this look. Had I only have known, I was going to wear that outfit for our 50s theme little night out. I would have done these nails but obviously, it was a last minute dot com outfit. Let's put a bit of oil on now, finish with a little bit of Cuticle Oil. I don't wanna pull that over all of the nail because I don't wanna take away from that matte effect. We've never done matte with sugaring, have we? Kirsty: I don't think we have.
Adam: Hmm! Not sure. Kirsty: I think it looks lovely. I like it. There you are, guys. I hope you've enjoyed that 50s inspired look on the fabulous Vanessa. Don't forget, check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Everything that I've used today will be listed below. So, if you want it, check it out, and I'll see you in the next video. Bye-bye! Adam: I thought you hair were caught up there. that bit of hair.
Vanessa: I nearly… Adam: I thought you just rubbed it against
Kirsty: Like that. Kirsty: Oh God! Kirsty: Don't keep messing. Vanessa: Mess with my finger on my skin. Kirsty: That's fine.
Vanessa: I didn't touch the nail. Kirsty: Well, it's still close. Kirsty: So..
Vanessa: Get your own wardrobe Kirsty: …pink on there. Kirsty: The white looks pink don't you think Adam: Kirsty, it's not _ pink. Kirsty: Stop moving. Kirsty: I love to get in and out. Shake it all about. [Kirsty singing]

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