Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m gonna show you how to do a cool effect, Neon style. This is gonna get you ready for Ibiza. I’m gonna work on the tip. If you were working on a real life person, on a natural nail, you would put the Urban Graffiti Basecoat on first. This is what you put on first but because I am working on tip I can go straight on to it. Plus if you’re working on an Acrylic Nail Extension, you could work straight onto that, just like we’re going to now. I’m gonna do two coats of white and this is Snow White. It’s a beautiful white, very pigmented. You probably could get away with one coat but I’m gonna do two because I want it to be really bright. So, the second coat, we’re gonna put that in for 15 seconds, we’re not going to do a full cure. Please don’t look at my awful nails, they are really bad, okay. That’s the last time I want to hear about them. I’m gonna be using all these neon colours. We’ve got Top Banana, Fantastic Fuchsia, Neon Orange and Neon Lime Green and I bet you’re all getting a bit confused now because I’ve got acrylic powders out. While it’s sticky, you’re gonna get the powder, sprinkle it on then Gonna use some yellow. So, if you’ve ever used the Chrome pigments, it’s a similar process this is. You can always add a little bit more if you need to. I’m being very gentle with that first application. Then we’re gonna seal this. So make sure you get off as much of that excess as you can before you topcoat because you don’t want to contaminate the topcoat. So, we’ve got a Neon Rainbow that didn’t take a lot of effort which has blended each colour into each other. It wasn’t too difficult to do. And pop that in the lamp. Now, if you look at the topcoat, it’s not perfectly shiny, so we do need to put two layers of topcoat on. It appears to be shiny but I can just see those tiny particles in the top coat, so I’m gonna put a second layer of the Urban Graffiti topcoat just to really make that shine. Look at that, it’s gorgeous. I tell you what, perfect for anybody that’s going to a festival or Ibiza especially, beautiful nail. I’m gonna show you what else you can do with this technique. I have still half-cured that top layer of the second coat. What I’m gonna do now, I’m gonna be using Chimney Sweep, which is a really dark grey. It may look black but let me tell you, that ain’t black. What we’re gonna do with a detailing brush is, we are gonna create a Stencil Rose. Now, you could do any patterns of this really. You see how pigmented it is because you can draw with Gel Polish, it’s amazing. So, you’re leaving these gaps between. I’m starting that one then I’m gonna do another one here, so we start with a swirl. So, we kind of corkscrew around, getting a little bit wider. Then at that point, I’m gonna start another sort of half circle and that’s what we continue to do, these little half circles. Oh my God, I just touched that. Like that. So, I’m gonna keep going until I fill the entire nail, then I’m gonna cure that. Now, I am going to get the powder and we’re gonna rub that in wherever I want. Just gonna do some random bits and bobs. If you overload the powder, if you put too much on time, rub too much in, you won’t get that smooth consistency, so that’s what you’re looking for. As you rub it, it will attach to that sticky layer. It will attach to the white sticky layer and it’ll also attach to that darker colour we’ve used, that Chimney-sweep colour. So, not too much pressure, just quite gentle. You gonna dust off the excess. Look at that! Beautiful! Gonna top coat, just gonna do two… We’re going to do two coats of top coat just like we did before. So, you want that really smooth shiny surface. I think they’re really cool is a set and even if you just Neon one coloured ones, it’d look pretty cool on a full set. It’s a cool technique and it’s a good way to utilise your powders as well. Maybe you haven’t got Neon Gel Polishes. This is your answer if you have the Neon powders and we’re ready for Ibiza. Pass me a glass of wine Duck! Adam: I want to go to Ibiza. There you are, guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Everything that I’ve used today will be listed below as always and I’ll see you guys in the next video, so please keep watching. Bye bye!


  1. Loving your hair lately Kirsty. You look lovely with a loose curl. 😊 Love bright colours on nails, this looks so easy to do too. Love it!πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ˜

  2. You make me want to stick with school i love seeing all the wonderful nails you create. Makes me excited and hopeful i can be this great ❀❀

  3. i have just bought the acrylic starter set with a few of the other natural acrylic powders and pinching tool!, i have been watching you for ages Kirsty and i cant wait to try acrylic nails!

  4. I love love thisπŸ’ž also you rock that hair…would you consider doing a video on how you get your hair that color and keep those curls so gorgeous??!!!😘

  5. The rose is like a beauty and the beast stained glass nail. That was my first thought anyway…I love it!

  6. Zoooo glad to see that you boo boo to sometimes, lol. I love all of your creativity❀️

  7. Kirsty, what about your own nails? Time for a full set – non dominant hand – video, don't you think so?

  8. Ahhh I come to the UK end of August for a holiday and if only i could come to you so you could do my nails!!! You’re amazing!

  9. Always love your tutorials Kirsty😍Have to say the film/camera quality lately is AMAZING!!! I could almost touch those nails! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  10. So bright and stunning!! Is there any chance you could please show me what the AURORA gel polishes look like on the nail please?

  11. Can I refer a nail look? I know she has the glass slipper video. But id love to learn how to do this look

  12. Hola gusto en saludarte me encantan tus diseΓ±os son hermosos y me encantaria que publicaras algo como para quinceaΓ±era o bodas

  13. Sweet life vibes🍦🍹🍰🍻🌞 Loving them. I want to wear themπŸ’“

  14. This reminds me of the video you did on yourself with the neon colors and you used the netting. Love it

  15. What does Adam your camera man look like I'm intriguedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ gorgeous nails Kirsty I love watching your videos 😍😍😍

  16. LINDASSS πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜πŸ˜

  17. I have just got some neon glitter pigment from she modern there amazing … there half price if anybody likes to do there own nails and doesn’t like acrylics powder it doesn’t have the money to buy them buy 3 colours about Β£13 at the moment with a bit of shipping .. there awesome check them out .. great video .. she also does black rose water decals or foil art as well for people like me who can’t draw like Kirsty can lol xx check them out .. there brill cheap way to get this design

  18. So beautiful! Love watching you, you are a true artist. Could you show us your take on how to make a bubble rose ball, just watched Natasha Lee make them and they are so cool.😚

  19. Love this! My problem would be the rose lol I'd have to have your video on auto replay to do it lol

  20. Will you please do the new bubble rose technique that Natasha Lee just posted. It's amazing and I thought of you right away! πŸ’…πŸ½

  21. i love anything neon what about doing 3d neon roses using white acrylic and using the powders as a rub on them ???

  22. Question: how do you avoid issues with partial curing? I'm told that improper cures (ie the lamp not curing the gel properly or not taking enough cure time) can cause sensitivity and developing allergens- as can touching the sticky layer a lot or wiping it over your hands when wiping it off- how do you avoid that when you do flash cures then paint over it like here?

  23. What a fun and beautiful nail design, just in time for Spring and Summer! I love it Kirsty! πŸ™‚

  24. Kirsty, how come whenever you do a gradient or multi coloured you always go up one side on an angle? why not straight across or a U shape

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