• Dragon Skin Nail using the Bubble Technique
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    Dragon Skin Nail using the Bubble Technique

    Kirsty: Hi, everybody! I’m Kirsty Meakin, and welcome to Naio Nails. Today, I’m going to be doing my favourite, most favourite nail art I have ever done in my life. Kirsty: Okay, maybe that’s exaggeration. Adam: Because you just mess around that’s why because you get to like be a sort of scientist. Kirsty: Yes, I love to play with products. So yeah, I mean, I love free hands nail art. That’s probably always gonna be, you know, my number one but this technique, I love because it’s so easy and you can do so many things with it. We’re gonna go and do bubbles but like we haven’t done…

  • Fay’s Full Set Part 2 “The Worst Client Ever” is back!
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    Fay’s Full Set Part 2 “The Worst Client Ever” is back!

    Kirsty: I’m gonna put…I’m gonna do your thumb first on this hand. Fay: *, don’t you? Kirsty: You’re not counting, you are serious. Fay: I’m doing Mississippis though. Adam: Why are you doing the thumb first on that one? Fay: I just wanna get it done out the way. Adam: She like your thumbs. Fay: You know, she likes it. Kirsty: Because it’s…no, it’s not that, it’s the angle of the thumb because it sits on the side, and I prefer I just get it sculpted, it’s done, I haven’t got to worry about it. Kirsty: Hurting your eponychium. Fay: Thirty Mississippi. Kirsty: Alright, pop it here then. Fay: Pinch…

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    Back to Basics: How to Prep a Nail like Kirsty

    Kirsty: Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. Today, I am going to do a prep video, and we are at NABTA, which is Nail And Beauty Training Academy, in Scotland. Yes, it is raining here as well. Enjoy. Right! I’m gonna show you how to prep a nail, first of all, yeah. This is how I prep a nail. Other people may do it different, you may do it different but I want you to learn how I do it because it works for me. Now, when you get somebody that’s got quite big cuticles, so they come down a little bit further. Like, my cuticles are always…

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    Acrygel & Dual Form French Ombre Mega Fail – EPIC FAIL NAIL!

    Kirsty: Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I am going to try my very best to do an Ombre, a French Ombre in a Dual Form using Acrygel. Now, lots of people have asked this question, “Can it be done?” Never done it before. I don’t know why you would do it, when you can do it the normal way, but hey ho! Let’s give it a go! So, I have my little hand, we have Dawn. Kirsty: We have the Dawnie hand. What did we call it? Adam: Willymina Kirsty: Willymina. I’ve put a Tip on Willymina, I need to basecoat. So, I’m basecoating…

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas Design
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    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas Design

    Kirsty: Hi, everybody. I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m gonna show you how to do a cute simple reindeer and a really simple snowflake. These are designs that anybody can do. They won’t take long in the salon, but they’ll look really effective. So, we’re gonna work on these two nails today. I’ve already prepared the nail by creating an extension in acrylic. Adam: It’s all posh. Kirsty: Yes! Kirsty: I’m gonna be using the Lily of the Nile. Basically, a really soft, like a baby blue. Baby blue. Vanessa: Blue baby. Kirsty: And Icy. Icy blue. Kirsty: Just slightly touched the skin there. Just wanna…

  • Correct Acrylic Consitancy Tutorial by Naio Nails
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    Correct Acrylic Consitancy Tutorial by Naio Nails

    I want to talk to you in this video about bead consistency. I still know a lot of people who are still having problems with bead consistency. When you’re doing art work it doesn’t matter so much if your bead’s a little bit wetter, but when you’re doing your pink and whites your bead consistency needs to be correct. And when you’re doing your overlays on top of your art work, your bead consistency needs to be correct because it’s that that gives you the strength. So, I want to show you right and wrong ways of doing bead consistency. A lot of people dip into the liquid and then…

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    Blingy Vacation Nails – Encapsulated 3D Flower

    Kirsty: Hi, everybody! I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. Yes, I’ve got my hair up and I don’t like it, but we won’t talk about that because it’s not all about me, it’s about Cheryl today, and we’re gonna do some encapsulated flowers and some gorgeous glitter. Excited! So, we’re finishing off this set. If you haven’t seen the videos for the rest of these, you need to check them out. I’m sure Adam will link them below. And we’re gonna do these thumbs, make them all beautiful. I’m very jealous of that tan, I’m still not happy that I’m white. Adam: Oh, I’m so annoyed because I… Cheryl: You’re…

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    Snake-skin and Marble Nail Art!

    Kirsty: Hi, everybody! I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. Yes, I’ve still got this fluffy top on. We’ve done a fair amount of videos with my fluffy Tu Tu top on. And yes, I have no hair extensions and I’m sure everybody’s been moaning, “What’s happened to Kirsty’s hair?” “Oh my God! Did she chop it all off?” No, I didn’t. This is my natural hair. That long ass hair isn’t mine, it is bought and paid for and I put it in my hair. So anyway, just so I get that out because I know we’re gonna have million comments about it. Kim: “Where’s your hair gone?” Kirsty: You…

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    Acrygel Overlay using Stiletto Tips – Full Look!

    Kirsty: Hi, everybody! I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. Yes, I’ve still got this fluffy top on. We’ve done a fair amount of videos with my fluffy Tu Tu top on. And yes, I have no hair extensions and I’m sure everybody’s been moaning, “What’s happened to Kirsty’s hair?” “Oh my God! Did she chop it all off?” No, I didn’t. This is my natural hair. That long ass hair isn’t mine, it is bought and paid for and I put it in my hair. So anyway, just so I get that out because I know we’re gonna have million comments about it. Kim: “Where’s your hair gone?” Kirsty: You…

  • Extreme Nude Acrylic and Gel Polish Design – Part 3
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    Extreme Nude Acrylic and Gel Polish Design – Part 3

    Same here and here, little bit of product. I want the pointy part, corner here to go into that little V. Again put the pointy corner into the pointy part. Like that. Right, pop that into the lamp, you just want to cure that for ten seconds. To apply the bow, take your clear acrylic powder, and high speed acrylic liquid, this is going to set quickly. This liquid is awesome for using to attach embellishments. So, small bead, not too dry, not too wet, nice medium ratio. Spread it out to the sides a little. Tuck that middle up a little bit. Pick up your bow, place it on,…