Jun 10 2013

Cult Nails Summer Nail Art Tutorial and $75 Cult Nails Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Disclaimer: Purchased by me. Giveaway sponsored by Cult Nails. See bottom for more.

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Hi everyone! If you participated in the first Cult Nails Google Hangout, then you saw my nails already – and this is the tutorial on how to get them!

If you did participate, I had so much fun! Did you?! If you did not participate, I hope you enjoy this look and tutorial! And I hope you can join the next one!

Before I get to the AWESOME $75 Cult Nails Gift Certificate…and before I show you how I did this nail art, I can’t take credit for the design I did!

My work colleague Kate, who always has trendy, awesome nails, had two accent fingers like this one day and I copied the idea from her! She told me she originally found the idea on an Instagram account that reposted a photo from @humpsgirl ! (If you don’t follow her, you should – she does some cute nail art!). I know in the blogging world, giving credit where its due is so important, and @HumpsGirl deserves her due!!!

Anyway, I love the idea of naked nail with glitter on top, in a very funky French mani or reverse French mani, because it looks suspended on the nail or like a gel mani without the gel! So here we go! Here’s the Cult Nails polishes and supplies I used:

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L to R: Happy Ending, Tempest and Nakizzle’s Shizzle. I used Scotch tape and an angled nail art brush.

Step 1:

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After letting my base coat dry, I tore off small squares of tape, cut one of the ends so I had two sides of the square that were even, and added the tape to my nails to hide the portion on which I wanted to use the glitter.

Step 2:

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I painted Nakizzle’s Shizzle on the top, untaped part of my nail. After it dried for a few minutes, I slowly removed the tape. I did lose some base coat on a couple nails but no biggie.

Step 3:

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I then took my angled nail art brush and lined along the edge of the blue polish with Tempest.

Step 4:

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My favorite step: Add glitter! Use a glitter that’s not opaque, that will leave the illusion that it’s suspended over your naked nail! I love Happy Ending for that – it’s also shredded glitter, which I’m a fan of, as well.

And that’s it! You’re done!

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Also, I promised a giveaway in the title of the post, right?!

Well here it is!


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Also, I did this same look last week, experimenting around with three other Cult Nails polishes that are favorites of mine for summer: Deal With It, Time Traveler and Dance All Night. I did the glitter peek-a-boo at the tip of the nail instead of the base. Here’s my step by step with this combo, too:

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I loved it. On my other hand, I did Time Traveler as the base, used Deal With It as the ‘V’ line accent. Deal With It was a thicker line, because it’s a shimmer and lighter than Time Traveler, so I had two completely different-looking manis on my digits!

So what do you think of this mani type? Do you think you’ll give it a go?! I’d love to hear from you – did you enjoy the Hangout? Win any of the giveaways?! Leave a comment and say hello – I’d love to say hi back!

Also – in case you missed it, you can watch the hangout here…be warned, it’s an hour of polish goodness! LOL

Disclaimer: I purchased the polishes used in this post. Cult Nails is sponsoring the giveaway. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Katherine Donovan

    I am loving the bright neon colors this season! I’m an 80s gal, so this is a flashback for me!! And I love your tutorial with the nail art. I’m definitely going to try this!

  • beautygnome

    Great tutorial. Nail art is my favorite Summer trend or sure!! 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! And your nail art is beautiful all year round!

  • destany

    hmm favorite trend…probly something holographic…the sun really brings them out 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      aw! Yes! Holo in the summer sun! So hot hot haute!!

  • Shaylene Boyarski

    I love the tutorials! Especially the glitter! A summer look I love is neons! Not sure if its a trend lol

    • BeautyJudy

      Neons ARE or sure a trend!! And me too 🙂 nice choice!

  • moxiereviews

    You’re tutorials are great. I enjoyed the chat on google hangout and then YouTube. I also want to tell you that your ring looks gorgeous in the photos!!! x

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m so glad you were able to join, and that you enjoyed it!!! Thank you for the compliment 🙂 I love textures too!!

  • Kim_P1

    Love the tutorials! I am loving neons and textures this summer!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yay for neons and textures!!!! And thanks 😉

  • Erin McGarrahan

    It’s not really a trend, but I love anything that sparkles in the sun during the summer. Bring on the glitter and the holos!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh your right I think anything shimmery and glittery is always on point lol!!! Thanks!

  • Leslie

    Thanks for the tutorials, I can’t wait to try them! Nice to chat with you all tonight, hope to do it again soon! 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      So glad you could join us Leslie!!! It was nice chatting with you too and I hope we do it again soon too!!!

  • Lizzratt

    I had to exit early but it was fun what I saw. Check your video link. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m glad you joined Lizzratt it was good to virtually see you 🙂 I see that I have a brief video not the whole thing. I will have the right link up shortly

      • Lizzratt

        Pretty sure it was just over a minute long yesterday…one of the oopsies. 🙂 But then…maybe not.

  • Kate Whiten

    I love both tutorials! Thanks!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kate, I hope you love the effect if you give it a shot!!!

  • Frances

    Coral and some sparkle is great for summer.

    • BeautyJudy

      Coral and sparkle sounds good to me!!!!

  • Christie Brooks

    I’m loving the neon glitter topcoats for summer.

    • BeautyJudy

      You had me at …. neon! Thanks Christie!

  • Jammies

    I’m so bummed that I couldn’t get into the Hangout, but I love your chevron nails! My favorite trend this summer is textured orange polishes.

    • BeautyJudy

      OOoo! Texture polishes, and orange, is a great choice!! I’m sorry you couldn’t make it Jammies, but I believe Cult Nails is doing it again, and hopefully you will be able to join again!

  • Roxana Resendiz-Garcia

    It was fun to follow, cant wait to get my order and try this tutorial.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for joining Roxana! I hope you enjoy it!!!

  • http://auttyw.com/ Auttyw

    I’m loving holographic colors for the Summer. Not so much a “trend” but so me gusta!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree, not a trend, but I feel like holo never goes out of style lately – the sun just BEGS for holo polishes!!!

      • http://auttyw.com/ Auttyw

        I don’t follow trends much but I’ve definitely been going crazy over the holo’s. I bought quite a few at the beginning of the month.

  • Natasha

    I”m loving Coral for the summer

    • BeautyJudy

      Nice choice, Natasha!!

  • Kat D

    I’m really loving the bright colors for summer.

    • BeautyJudy

      Bright sun…bright colors…it’s a perfect match!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.ladd Stephanie Ladd

    It was so good to watch you ladies tonight!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much for joining Stephanie!!!!