Monday, May 7, 2012

Cult Nails Mind Control with Rhinestones

 Cult Nails Mind Control
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Hi everyone!  Here is the first look I came up with using my new Cult Nails goodies.  For those of you who do not follow me on Facebook, I was chosen by Maria to do some designs using the nail art products they will soon be selling on their site.  She asked for volunteers on their Facebook page, and chose 8 people from the submissions.  I am so honored to be one of those people!  Everyone who was chosen will have their designs on the Cult Nails website.  The nail art accessories will be available beginning June 1st.


Here are all the goodies I received!  Cult polishes in Toxic Seaweed and Mind Control, Wicked Fast Top Coat, a wheel of multi-colored square rhinestones, a wheel of multi-sized silver rhinestones, a wheel of multi-sized copper rhinestones, some flat, round silver studs, and some gold pyramid studs.  These are my first Cult Nails polishes, and I am definitely going to be needing more.  These are both fabulous.  Since I am required to use CN polishes with my designs, I have a few friends who volunteered to let me borrow more colors so I can come up with more looks to share with you guys!  (Special thanks to Jacki from Adventures in Acetone, Ashley from Ashley is PolishAddicted, and Gina from My Dirty Little Obsessions)


Also, a note from Maria with this adorable Cult Nails wax seal on it!!  How cool!!!!


These are the stones I used for my first design.  As you can see, they are multi-colored, square stones, all the same size.

I did this design by first polishing all my nails with one coat of Mind Control, a blackened purple base with magenta micro-shimmer, which also has a green shift at some angles.  You can see the shift in the next photo.


Next I applied my second coat of Mind Control, but I did this only one finger at a time.  I gave the second coat a few seconds to set up a bit, but didn't let it dry completely.  At this point I added the rhinestones to my nail, using a toothpick with a bit of top coat on the end to pick them up and place them.  I alternated the deeper purple stone with the light green stone in an off center line.  Once I had done this process for all my nails I allowed them to dry a bit and added a coat of Wicked Fast to finish everything off and seal my design.

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This was my first time using rhinestones, and these were quite easy to use!  I did not use any glue, but these feel plenty secure just from setting them in the wet polish and covering with top coat.

I hope you guys like this, and I have lots more ideas that I can't wait to show you!!

*The products in this post were provided to me in exchange for the use of my photos*

15 comments:

  1. It looks amazing with the top coat!!! I love it!!!

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  2. LOVE this look Ash! Cult Nails definitely made a good choice with you, you know how I love purple and green together. :) And now I want Mind Control.

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    1. Thanks dear! Mind Control is quite pretty!!

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  3. Looks great!! I totally want to try something similar!

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  4. Verygood go for your first time, love the colour combination :-)

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  5. This looks fantastic! I need those rhinestones

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  6. I love this!! could have omething to with that purple is my favourite colour :D <3

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  7. I'm gonna copy this (and give you cred, of course)! Gorgeous job, thanks for sharing!! :-)

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    1. Please share with me when you do, I would love to see what you come up with!

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  8. I can't believe I hadn't commented on this yet! Gorgeous!! :D

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  9. This is absolutely stunning! Well done!

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