Hello, humans. Recently Nail Unistella posted this picture on her Instagram As soon as I saw it, I started thinking how to recreate this look But in a couple days she also posted a video on how she made those nails She used reflective tape, cut it in the shape of her nails and somehow made it hold on her nails. But I thought… I thought it would be weird, if I didn’t take take the idea to the next level spend a lot of money on it and didn’t fail at the end. That is why today we are going to make reflective nails that can be used and wearable in daily life First thing I did was to find reflective pigment on the Internet and found out how they make reflective paint for roads. Turns out reflective paint exists but it’s pretty pricy and is sold in large containers I also found reflective pigment on Aliexpress I ordered it but it’s still somewhere in China So I tried to purchase it in Ukraine And I found this reflective sort of sand which is supposed to be applied on wet gel polish or mixed with gel and create reflective surface. This thing was pretty cheap and looking at the pictures on website I thought it is going to be easy And tomorrow we will see a new trend in nail art Turns out this reflective sand loses its reflective properties when mixed with gel it basically looks like caviar covered with top coat So I started my experiments I tried to sprinkle the pigment on wet white gel polish It looks like pebbles on your nails I tried to cover it with a top coat tried to sprinkle it on wet base coat So now I have several specimens, which we are going to test in the darkness As we can see, the nail where I applied pigment on the wet white gel polish is the most reflective *mumbling in Russian* *mumbling in Russian* *mumbling in Russian* *mumbling in Russian* *mumbling in Russian* *mumbling in Russian* I could have stopped at this point because I made a nail reflect light it looks nice, it has a little texture but it wasn’t enough for me I wanted the texture to be more velvety I wanted to find more fine-ground pigment That is why I started looking for another pigment And found this. These are spheres 0-50 micron, the previous were 100-600 micron Unfortunately they sell this pigment only in 1 kg packs (or more) So now a have a kilogram of this powder and I’m not sure what am I supposed to do with it *why do I talk so much?* This pigment was more expensive And this is the amount of powder I am going to use for my experiments and this would be enough for all the reflective nail arts in the world As we can see this pigment works on a cardboard I use as a background. So I repeated all my experiments again Now you can see that it doesn’t work I don’t know why, but I see no effect on any nail with any type of coating This pigment is apparently so fine, that the effect is just not visible enough I asked my husband to maybe try to make it work because he is more into such things but he also failed. In some angle you might notice some sort of reflection, but again, it is not enough. I got tired of my own voice, can’t translate this any more. Sorry


  1. Guinevere Baroque December 10, 2019 at 10:33 am


  2. Елена Терещенко December 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Аня, ну шо ж ты так, можно ж было просто купить двухсторонний скотч в каком-нибудь магазине для творчества.
    Ну а вообще получилось очень эффектно!!!

  3. Юлия Лапшина December 10, 2019 at 10:56 am


  4. Ксюнька * December 10, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Не проще было купить двухсторонний скотч?)))) Вместо наклеек

  5. Elivali35 December 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Можешь перед подъездом на асфальте написать "любимая, позвони, когда муж уйдёт". И красиво и весело получится.

  6. Катерина Неволина December 10, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Чё то на эту тему у Юли Билей смотрела в перескопе, но сие воспоминание покрыто пылью веков, года 1,5 -2 назад вроде было…

  7. Ася Иванова December 10, 2019 at 11:51 am

    А к килограмму порошка была какая-нибудь инструкция? Его же не просто так на землю сыпят, наверняка с чем-то смешивают, может в средствах для ногтей тоже будет это "что-то", схожее по составу? Может попробовать с обычным лаком для ногтей или топом, которые не для сушки в лампе? Вообще почему-то возникла идея смешать его с новомодными жидкими кристаллами, которые меняют цвет от температуры.

  8. Blue Jam December 10, 2019 at 11:59 am


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