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"Bewitching Hour"
I Chose ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch The Animated Series’ to inspire my nails because It was one of my favorite shows growing up and I watched it before school everyday. It was a goofy whimsical kids show that made magical encounters a everyday part of life. The Intro to each episode ended in Sabrina and her cat Salem flying on a magic broom stick through the night sky. The “Bewitching Hour” is a special time of night when witches and mythical creatures become their most powerful. It was only fitting to use the ombré starry night scene from the intro of the show as my nail tips, complete with “blossom purple, crystal pixie edge” stars and Lèchat mood changing polish. I created a hard gel Sabrina zapping her magic a crossed the five nail tips at an acrylic Bitmoji version of myself ensuring me into a top 18 spot with Nails Next Top Nail Artist. The Bitmoji me represents how the real world is more frequently equal to the cyber world, allowing me to jump into Sabrina’s cartoon world. Since this weeks competition was sponsored by Swarovski Crystals I wanted the crystals I used to be the main focal point of my nails. Sabrina’s magic zap was created by making a thin clear layer of gel, shaped like the magic she creates, then outlined in fruity orange colored petite Swarovski Pixies. I then flipped the shape on its back and applied a thick layer of builder gel on the entire shape. I then applied different sizes of AB colored crystals and the 6 mm luminous green crystals upside down into the thick gel. This created a clear, super sparkly, FLAT image of Crystals on the other side. The sparkles ensure just how spellbinding Sabrina Spellman’s powers truly are. These nails are Bewitching and Bejeweling!

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

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Step 1: File the rough edges off of the nail tips. buff the nail tips. Paint the tips with regular white polish for a base.

Step 1: File the rough edges off of the nail tips. buff the nail tips. Paint the tips with regular white polish for a base.  

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Step 2: Paint an Ombre effect onto the white nails using gel polish colors (Akzents black, LECHAT perfect match's sapphire night and CND's blue rapture).

Step 2: Paint an Ombre effect onto the white nails using gel polish colors (Akzents black, LECHAT perfect match's sapphire night and CND's blue rapture).  

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Step 3:  On a piece of wax paper mix 1 part clear coat and 1 part CND's Shellac white. Top coat the nails with Akzents Shine-on and before curing ,use a small dotting tool to dot the clear/white mix into the Ombre Background and watch them disperse into the shine-on giving the a star like luminous glow. Cure nails and re topcoat with Akzents Shine-on.

Step 3:  On a piece of wax paper mix 1 part clear coat and 1 part CND's Shellac white. Top coat the nails with Akzents Shine-on and before curing ,use a small dotting tool to dot the clear/white mix into the Ombre Background and watch them disperse into the shine-on giving the a star like luminous glow. Cure nails and re topcoat with Akzents Shine-on.  

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Step 4: Grab a big ball of acrylic and lay it down on one of the tips with the night sky. Let the ball settle into a perfect circle shape. While the acrylic is still slightly wet, carve craters into the circle as it will be the moon. Paint the moon white and mix a slightly darker color with black and white and use IT to paint a shadow over the moon.

Step 4: Grab a big ball of acrylic and lay it down on one of the tips with the night sky. Let the ball settle into a perfect circle shape. While the acrylic is still slightly wet, carve craters into the circle as it will be the moon. Paint the moon white and mix a slightly darker color with black and white and use IT to paint a shadow over the moon.  

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Step 5 : On a piece of wax paper draw a draft of the outline of Sabrina. Flip the wax paperer and use this as an outline for laying your clear IBD builder gel. Cure and coat agin with 2 more layers of builder gel. Once thick enough remove from the wax paper and top coat with Akzents Shine-on. Paint the outline of Sabrina’s body first with Wildflower’s black acrylic paint. Then fill in with the appropriate colors of Wildflowers acrylic paint. Follow the same steps for creating her cat Salem.

Step 5 : On a piece of wax paper draw a draft of the outline of Sabrina. Flip the wax paperer and use this as an outline for laying your clear IBD builder gel. Cure and coat agin with 2 more layers of builder gel. Once thick enough remove from the wax paper and top coat with Akzents Shine-on. Paint the outline of Sabrina’s body first with Wildflower’s black acrylic paint. Then fill in with the appropriate colors of Wildflowers acrylic paint. Follow the same steps for creating her cat Salem.  

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Step 6 : Looking at reference picture of a Bitmoji character use the same beginning method of making the gel Sabrina but this time instead of using builder gel use CND’s retention liquid and powder. Paint in with color and add detail with Wildflower’s acrylic paints. Topcoat with Presto Matte.

Step 6 : Looking at reference picture of a Bitmoji character use the same beginning method of making the gel Sabrina but this time instead of using builder gel use CND’s retention liquid and powder. Paint in with color and add detail with Wildflower’s acrylic paints. Topcoat with Presto Matte.  

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Step 7: Use a small ball of acrylic on a piece of wax paper and manipulate it into a rectangular shape. If the shape is not perfect go over the edges with a file make each edge strait. Paint with both regular paint and Wildflowers acrylic paint the detailing to make a Top 18 Nail Artist Certificate.

Step 7: Use a small ball of acrylic on a piece of wax paper and manipulate it into a rectangular shape. If the shape is not perfect go over the edges with a file make each edge strait. Paint with both regular paint and Wildflowers acrylic paint the detailing to make a Top 18 Nail Artist Certificate.  

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Step 8: On a piece of wax paper using the same method from before with the Sabrina and the Bitmoji Character. Make a Spark of magic Using IBD’s Builder gel. Cure and wipe off with alcohol. Paint along the outline of the shape using Wildflower’s acrylic paint. Then go over the online with a string of builder gel all along the edge of the shape. Before curing sprinkle Swarovski’s Fruity Orange Petite Crystal Pixies into the wet builder gel.

Step 8: On a piece of wax paper using the same method from before with the Sabrina and the Bitmoji Character. Make a Spark of magic Using IBD’s Builder gel. Cure and wipe off with alcohol. Paint along the outline of the shape using Wildflower’s acrylic paint. Then go over the online with a string of builder gel all along the edge of the shape. Before curing sprinkle Swarovski’s Fruity Orange Petite Crystal Pixies into the wet builder gel.  

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Step 9: Flip the spark of magic on its back and apply a thick layer of IBD builder gel. In the wet builder gel Apply different sizes of AB colored crystals and luminous green crystals upside down into the thick gel. Cure for 60 seconds and flip over to reveal a flat crystal look on the other side.

Step 9: Flip the spark of magic on its back and apply a thick layer of IBD builder gel. In the wet builder gel Apply different sizes of AB colored crystals and luminous green crystals upside down into the thick gel. Cure for 60 seconds and flip over to reveal a flat crystal look on the other side.  

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Step 10: Now with nail glue connect all the 3d objects together onto the nails.

Step 10: Now with nail glue connect all the 3d objects together onto the nails.  

 
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