Pearl Anniversary Nails

 
 
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We tasked nail tech Tom Bachik with creating nails to celebrate our “pearl” anniversary without being too literal.

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

1
Add just a bit of length using tips and adhesive. We wanted the shape to feel slender, classic, and elegant.

Add just a bit of length using tips and adhesive. We wanted the shape to feel slender, classic, and elegant.  

2
Smooth the surface and add strength by applying a layer of clear soak-off gel-polish. Cure.

Smooth the surface and add strength by applying a layer of clear soak-off gel-polish. Cure.  

3
Apply two coats of white polish. While drying, use an old acrylic brush with remover to clean around the cuticles for a perfect finish.

Apply two coats of white polish. While drying, use an old acrylic brush with remover to clean around the cuticles for a perfect finish.  

4
Bachik worked directly with Minx to create these custom jacquard patterns exclusively for our cover shoot. Apply appliqués to the nail using heat.

Bachik worked directly with Minx to create these custom jacquard patterns exclusively for our cover shoot. Apply appliqués to the nail using heat.  

5
Once applied, use a file at a 90-degree angle from underneath to remove the excess appliqué.

Once applied, use a file at a 90-degree angle from underneath to remove the excess appliqué.  

6
Using tweezers, apply half pearls in a uniform pattern on all the nails except for the “featured” nails.\n\n\n

Using tweezers, apply half pearls in a uniform pattern on all the nails except for the “featured” nails.\n\n\n  

 
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