Friday, August 1, 2014

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Jeans nails for Jeans for Genes Days

Today is Jeans for Genes Day here in Australia. Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. To show my support, I created Jeans nails.

In creating these nails, I used a technique that I saw on Instragram ages ago, and of course I can't find he account that I saw it on. If I find it, I'll update here, but I just wanted to note that this is not my original idea.

I started with a base of Ulta3 Block it out.  To create the fabric texture, I actually used an old pair of jean, turned them inside out and down near the hem I painted polish onto the fabric.  I then scraped that with a scraper, picked up the polish with a stamper and then stamped it onto my nails.  Therefore what you see here is actual denim print.

I used gold acrylic paint to do the stitching and added OPI matte top coat.  I pressed the gold studs into the matte top coat when it was wet, and amazingly they have stayed there all day.  I love how these turned out. What do you think?


  1. You have done such a marvellous job, well done! Legit denim too, that is dedication!

  2. I love how you created the denim print! That is such an awesome idea!

  3. This looks amazing! What a great effect :-)

  4. These are awesome, and so cool for Jeans for Genes Day. How lovely to see a fellow Aussie (I live in Tassie) doing tutorials and sharing her nail art designs. Thanks for sharing so we can try it too. Could you tell me what colour you used to do the denim print effect, please. You only mentioned your base colour. I love the Ulta3 polishes. They are soooooo cheap, but there is an amazing range of colours.

    1. Hi - it's actually just white polish, Ulta23 Lily white to be exact! Cheers


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