Monday, June 10, 2013

Cult Nails Hangout Tutorial & Giveaway

Thanks for joining us for our Google Hangout today! We hope you as much fun as we did and are inspired for some fun summer nails!


Here is how I did my nails:

Grab a striping tool that you are comfortable with and a dotting tool (not pictured). I used the long striping tool.

I put a little drop of polish on a piece of aluminum foil. 

The first design is the lines with the dots in between. I started putting the lines on the nails taking into account the spacing I will need for the dots.

With the dotting tool I placed a few dots in between the lines.



The next nail I did some lines in one direction and then some in the opposite direction. I start with the first line where I want the two directions to meet.

Continue making lines down the nail. (Don't get bumped into by a lookie loo like I did here! Grrrr!)

When your done with that direction go back and add lines in the other direction.

For the ring finger, I just did lines going straight down. *Tip: When doing the lines it makes it easier if you can support the brush by placing your pinkie against the table. It just adds a little more support so your hand isn't floating while making your lines.

For the dots, I used a dotting tool and dipped it in the polish on my piece of foil and gently pressed the dotting tool to the nail. I made dots in the same direction as I would the lines rather than haphazardly like I would normally do.

You can mix and match, or do the same design across all your nails. I love that these are quick and easy to do and don't require much art skill. If you're a perfectionist or have shaky hands like someone I know (me), you can also use striping tape. (You can purchase striping tape on Amazon.com) It will take a little more time, but you will get perfect lines with this method.

Cut the striping tape into small pieces a bit longer than what you actually need.

Line the tape across your nails based on the style you want. (I cut the strips long here since it's a bit different working on the wheel. You don't need this much excess for your nails.)

Once you have the tape on your nail, paint your entire nail. 

 While the nails are still wet, slowly and gently remove the striping tape from your nails. You can grab one at a time or a few at a time, just be careful to not ruin the design. I use tweezers to prevent from getting polish all over my hands.

You can see the difference in how clean and perfect the tape mani looks compared to the one where I was bumped while doing it. :)

If you want just a few lines, you will need two pieces of striping tape to make one line.

Then use your striping brush to paint in between the paint.

Remove the tape and make your dots or other design in between the lines if you choose.


My final mani:


And finally the good stuff! The Giveaway!

Enter the giveaway for a $75 Cult Nails Gift Certificate by leaving a blog comment here about your favorite summer nail trend and then click here for your official entry! Tweet for an extra entry or like us on Facebook for an extra entry! Winner will be notified via email on June 17, 2013 and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is selected.


Click here to enter after leaving your comment below: Cult Nails Hangout Give Away




68 comments:

  1. i am looking forward to the yellow top coat!! Such an innovative idea!

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  2. My favourite nail trend for the summer is bright gradients!

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  3. My favourite Summer trend is neon!

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  4. This summer it is all about the textures! Loving the julie G gumdrop polishes :)

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  5. My favorite Summer trend is the glittering sand textured nails.

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  6. I like teals, corals, and variations in that family (blues and oranges.) For the holiday a red, white, and blue mani of course, also could make some nautical manis with those colors and a yellow.

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  7. What a fabulous giveaway! I wish I could have been in on the Google+ hangout but I don't know how to work Google+ very well... :( would love this because I'm almost out of Wicked Fast!!!!

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  8. i don't know if it's a trend but i am loving holos right now. if we would ever get some all day sun, it would be awesome though LOL

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  9. Way an awesome tutorial! My favorite thing this summer are brightly colored shiny jelly polishes with big circle glitter, I'm also pretty danged fond of anything with holographic glitter, the bigger the better!

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  10. Oopsie! Aaaand.... my favorite nail trend for summer is a tie between Neons and Gradient Nails. Or, you know, neon gradient nails, best of both worlds!

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  11. loving the textured polishes!

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  12. I love anything neon for the summer!! And love chunky glitter polish for this summer also. <3

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite Summer nail trends are neon polishes. I love all the neons.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite Summer nail trends are neon polishes. I love all the neons.

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  15. My favorite summer nail trend is neon!!

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  16. Missed the chat coz of the time difference here in oz! Please tell me that's a holo top coat!? whatever it is, i love it :) Thanks for the giveaway!! :D xxx

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  17. Victoria KimberlinJune 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    My favorite nail trend for summer has got to be neons but unusual neons like aqua or electric blue. I also really love saran wrap manis with bright summer colors almost like a tie-dye...so much fun!

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  18. I love neons for summer! It was fun watching you guys tonight! :)

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  19. P.s my fav nail trend for summer would have to be the holo! i love how it sparkles so much in the sun!! :) pity its freezing and winter here in oz.. :(

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  20. Came out earlier, but I only just started doing it for summer - textured polish - love them.

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  21. My favorite trend now is textured polish, love it, wish there were more summery ones available, but Jinx by OPI is a good one.

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  22. I haven't tried striping tape yet. Think that's next on my purchase list.

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  23. As for summer nail trends, I love bright nails so this is the perfect time for me to show them off.

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  24. I am liking the stripes!

    So bummed I missed the Hangout, but I had to go pick up hubby and go to dinner...it was smack dab right in the middle of commuter time here in California.

    Spontaneous is my summer pick for my fingers and Mind Control for my toes!

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  25. I'm really loving my new wax that!

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  26. My favorite summer trend... probably all of the textures! I only need a few of each, but I'm having a blast with the sand/sugar/wax/leather/fuzzy effects :)

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  27. Aww you ladies are amazing! So sad I missed the live chat (different time zones) But thankfully you all have it up on Youtube! :D You should do this again sometime! It's really fun hearing all of you talking about polishes.

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  28. And I totally forgot to add: My favourite trend for the summer ought to be bright cheerful and vivid colours! If nail art is in concern, anything goes! Thank you for this giveaways! :)

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  29. I'm just loving all of the neons this summer! You can use them really well with geometric patterns to create a simple but fun look :)

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  30. I love bright polish and am starting to get really interested in stamping (darn you, shaky hands!).

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  31. What I absolutely adore about summer and nails is the array of pastels and light colors that come out every year, whether textured or not, cremes, shimmers, holos, and how they harmoniously mix and match.

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  32. My favorite summer nail trend is neon!

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  33. I still love neons for summer

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  34. My favourite summer nail trend is neon accent nails interspersed with a textured or matte coordinating polish. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

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  35. LOVE the manicure, the colors and pattern are so summery! Might have to try this one myself :)

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  36. I haven't gotten into nail art yet. But my favorite summer time nail trend is pretty bright or pastel polishes along with white polishes with glitter in them. Love love love.

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  37. I think the summer nail trend that I love most is flowers and dots. I LOVE dots!!

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  38. So excited for the summer collection!

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  39. I love ombre nails for summer!!

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  40. I love all the bright fun colors and how you can mix and match anything!

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  41. I'm actually loving the textured nail trends!

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  42. Bright colors are always great in summer

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  43. a summer nail trend i've been really loving recently is little daisys (white & yellow) painted on your bare nail, I just think it looks so cute & easy to do (+ i enjoy seeing the different variations/patterns that people do)

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  44. I like the different colored nails or one in a different color

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  45. stripes stripes stripes all the way for summer! i love the nail different direction lines, can't wait to try that

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  46. My fav summer nail trend is neon colors!

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  47. Bright teal is my fave, or a pretty tangerine with a shun shiny yellow. Been seeing both a bit and they really appeal.

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  48. I love neon and glitter for fabulous summer nails!

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  49. I love neon and glitter for fabulous summer nails!

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  50. I love neons! No matter the brand :)

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  51. What a fun look! My favorite summer nail trend is anything with neon or textures!

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  52. Coral and pink polishes with lots of glitter!

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  53. Neon polishes! Also, holographic nail polish.

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  54. I loveee it! Thanks for sharing :D

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