Do Envelope Nail Art on Your Fingernails at Home

Edited by Kara, Leomar Umpad, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. My name is Kara and in this video I will show you how to make an envelope design for your finger nails. It's very bright and party-style look - which you could go for.

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    I will use a white base for the nails.
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    The envelope itself will be sort of reddish-pinkish.
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    I will need some gold to do the designs as well.
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    Let's get started.
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    I need to apply the white lacquer on the bottom.
    It's very clear - gives us a milky effect.
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    On one hand, it looks like there isn't anything but on the other hand it's not all the way your pure finger nail.
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    This is one of simplest and most beautiful designs of the nails that I have ever had.
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    Let's just go for a second layer.
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    I just removed some of the extra nail polish I had on this finger nail.
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    Adding it on this nail.
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    I just messed up but I can fix it - like this.
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    Before the nail polish dries, you can use the same brush to fix it.
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    I think I kind of messed up here but again, I will use the same nail polish.
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    This is the spot which will be covered with the envelope so it's not that scary.
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    I'm closing my finger nail polish while waiting for my nails to dry off.
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    Step number 2 is actually creating the envelopes.
    Let me remove this light polish off the cuticles of my fingers then we can continue.
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    There's some here.
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    I'm going to be using this glossy nail polish.
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    The way this works is, you'll make a lot of mess on your skin probably but it's OK.
    You can wipe it off using Q-tips and nail polish remover.
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    The most important thing is to do the envelope.
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    I'm going to start, approximately, with a little more than the half of my finger nail.
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    Now, draw a line - just make a corner.
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    Can you see it?
    It's a sort of a triangle.
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    I need to make the same triangle on the other side - just like that.
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    Let's do the same procedure with the rest of the finger nails.
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    As I said, there will be a lot of mess with the skin around your nail but it's OK.
    We will dry and wipe it off.
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    So, this is what we have here.
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    This side.
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    There are some nail polish on the side of my finger but they are not too critical.
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    I could go for a second layer but I don't think that I need to.
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    You're welcome to, if you want but in my case it looks good enough.
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    While my nails are drying off, I'll take some Q-tips and wipe the mess off the sides of my fingers.
    Just give me a minute.
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    This is what I do - I just put the ends of the Q-tip to the hole of my nail polish remover.
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    Make the ends of the Q-tip soak.
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    Just wipe the nail polish off.
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    Actually this part is not dry all the way so I can remove it using the cuticle remover.
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    Now, I can do it with the solution.
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    Clean some mess, here.
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    I will need to soak the other end.
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    I'm, basically, out of my nail polish remover.
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    On one of my previous videos, you could have watched me removing the nail polish without using the nail polish remover.
    If you're interested, you are welcome to search for it and learn how to do that.
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    Let's use the "iron stick".
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    There's some mess left, here.
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    Some are under the thumb nail.
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    We're done with the red color.
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    As I said before, we will need some glitter.
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    I'm using golden and glittery nail polish.
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    You have to be very careful on how you do that.
    It needs to be a very thin line. Basically, we will be drawing very thinly.
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    I need to draw right on the edge of the red and white - like this.
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    From this side, as well, but I'm not going to cross the line that's already there.
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    Let me get some more.
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    I, sort of, tried to repeat the envelope shape.
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    Looks quite nice!
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    This one is not very straight because I was rushing.
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    If you want to make it perfect, you might want to use thinner brush, that I currently am.
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    There are some brands of nail polishes that already comes with a thin brush inside of them or you could use one of your old makeup brushes - better, thinner.
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    This is basically the technique.
    This is how you do the colored envelope nail design.
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    If you would like to get any more ideas of nail designs, makeup or beauty products that you could make at home, please leave your questions on the section below.
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    Thank you and have a nice day!
    Good bye! Thank you for watching VisiHow, by the way!
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