Kirsty: Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m gonna show you how to do a simple design using your non-dominant hand. So, this is for you guys who really struggle to do your own nails but want something that’s really nice because obviously, we want nice nails. We don’t wanna just do nice nails on our left hand, if we’re right-handed because yeah, it’s easy to do that but using your non-dominant hand, it’s a little bit scary. So, let’s get cracking. Adam: Can you write your name with your left hand? Kirsty: Okay, Challenge. Is that a challenge? Let’s have go. What should we do on here? Left hand. Okay! Adam: Look at you with the cursive in everything? Adam: What about capitals like, not block capitals…
Kirsty: Right, just… Adam: …but like, not cursive. Kirsty: It does look like a child’s written it, in all fairness. Oh my God, look at the lack of control. That is shocking. What is it with that ‘R’? It’s like massive. Yeah, that’s a bit shocking, ain’t it? You expect something to go like this and then I’d do a little star. Alright! So, let’s do this. Obviously, we need something that’s simple but simple, but effective. So, I’ve already got my nails on. We did these in a previous video, we also did a reconstruction of my really pully nail, in a previous video as well, if you wanna check that out but watch this one first. So, this for everybody that struggles with doing their own nails using their non-dominant hand. Just gonna wipe over with some Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution just to clean those up because I know I’ve been touching my face and pizza. There’s a bit leftover pizza from yesterday. We were filming Fay and we had to have a pizza fix. So, I’m gonna start with white and I bet you’re all thinking, “why white, it’s probably the hardest one to paint on?” And yeah, it is but it’s gonna look really cool with the design. So, you’re gonna bounce back, fan out that brush and then pull down. Oh, pull down. Adam: What are your tips for getting close to the cuticle?
Kirsty: Well, I always find I never get quite as close as I probably would want to, but that’s pretty close. Kirsty: Let’s just see if we can sneak a little bit closer. So, I’m gonna take off the excess off my brush and I’m gonna really balance my hands together, so I can bounce. A little bit closer. Adam: Could you try using a different brush or would that just make it even more difficult to do.
Kirsty: I find it’s more difficult to use a small brush to do it. Kirsty: That would make it even worse. And what I’m going to do is, I’m gonna cure the thumb because I know that when I paint my other four fingers, well, when I paint the fingers, well, the fingernails, I don’t want to be painting the fingers. That would be tragic. I know that I’m gonna end up knocking that. So, get that cured. You haven’t got to worry about it then. It’s a lot easier, we’re removing stress. If only it was that easy to remove stress from our lives everything would be going in the lamp. So now, we’re gonna paint the other nails. Alright! So now, I’m making sure I’m balancing, so we’re gonna bounce back, fanning the brush. Adam: A bit dramatic but you know.
Kirsty: Yeah, but I need to neaten up that side. Cap the edge. Look at that. What is that all about? Look at that, I’m trying to pull straight, it’s just going… Alright! I’m gonna neaten that up in a minute, but I’m gonna get the gel on all of them first and then I’ll go and neaten up if ever I need to. Hopefully, I will after neatening all of them up. So, we’re bouncing and then pull down like that. Make sure you don’t keep the brush flat like that. Turn the brush so it angles to the curves of your nail. That’s a big help. Apply it nice and thin as well, you don’t want to just add like a big gob of it on there. Adam: What are the problems if you apply it too thick?
Kirsty: If you apply it too thick, you can get..your product could peel, so the longevity will not be there. Kirsty: You’ll have what we call service breakdown. We don’t want that. And if there’s too much on, you’ve more chance of it bleeding into the cuticle. I’m gonna cap the edge first, so I don’t have to worry about that bit. So, fanning the brush fits the little finger a treat. A little bit of Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution on my brush and I am going to neaten up this nail because it is a little bit crazy because I ran into my cuticle and I’m gonna cure those and we will do two coats of colour. So, second coat of colour I am going to cure the thumb again first. Pop that in the lamp Second coat for the four fingers now It’s easy to rush but don’t. It’s easy to think, oh I’ll just wack it on but you’ve gotta take your time. Clean that up. So, we have white nail. So, what I’m gonna do now is, I’m actually gonna take off the sticky layer, which I don’t normally do but for this Cow Print design, this is what I want to do because I love the whole Cow Print thing that’s fashionable at the minute. I love it because I’m such a cow. But I wanna add a little bit of pizzazz. Change it up a little bit. So, we’re gonna add a bit of pizzazz and we are going to add some Transfer Foil. So, I’ve taken off the sticky layer because we don’t want the transfer foil sticking to that sticky layer. So, make sure you’ve got all of that off because we’re gonna use a different thing, which is the Foil Glue, comes in a bottle and it is a gel. I’m gonna use this brush, which is the, ooh! We’ve… Adam: Trident.
Kirsty: What’s trident? Trident means three. Adam: Trident, yeah. It’s like, who’s the god the water? What’s he called?
Kirsty: Oh, he’s got like the big fork. Adam: Yeah, big fork.
Kirsty: It’s like a big fork. Adam: The trident.
Kirsty: Yeah. Kirsty: I’m gonna put a little bit on to some backing paper and we’re gonna put some on the brush, but you wanna like, get it through all of those bristles of the brush and we’re simply gonna add little sweeps, random, you know, one sort of one, maximum two bits on the nail. Cure that. 30-second cure. Let’s cut a bit of foil off. I’m gonna use a little bit of Gel Residue Wipe-off Solutions just to clean the back. So, that silver side of the foil, let that evaporate and then you’re gonna press on like that onto those patches that you’ve done for the glam cows. This is dedicated to all the glam cows out there. Yeah! And it’s just gonna stick to wherever you put your little brush marks that I can’t quite remember. Yeah, just about see them. You wanna use a new section each time. I mean, you could even put it on and give it a rub like this. Gonna peel it off like that. So, it just looks like that’s at the moment. Then we’re gonna use black, obviously, for the cow print. I’m gonna put some of Serious Black, pop that onto a…onto that Backing Paper of the Sculpting Form, and then we’re gonna use a Dotting Tool. I’m gonna pick that up and then you want to sort of overlap onto your foil as well and do your little splurges of cow print. Adam: Is there a pattern to cow print or is it just…?
Kirsty: Well, it’s just random splurges that are round edges. Kirsty: To be honest, it’s even easier than doing like, your Leopard Print. So, you see why we’re doing this because it’s easy. You haven’t…that you don’t need to be really steady. So, can you see why I did the gold first because I wanted to overlap. I didn’t want the gold to sit over the cow print, I wanted it to sit in the background. Adam: So, these cows are born with pizzazz?
Kirsty: Of course, they were born with a bit of pizzazz. Kirsty: It’s why the glam cows, is a special breed. I said that really seriously. I just thought, better laugh because I don’t want people think that there are such a thing. Kids will be in school and going, “Oh, Kirsty Meakin says there’s a breed called Glam Cow and they grow with sparkly fur.” Adam: Hey! Tell you what, in a few years, they could possibly be. There’s a lot of different breeds of cows. Kirsty: Is there really?
Adam: Oh God, yeah. They breed cows for like different reasons. Adam: So, some will be bred for a meat. Kirsty: Hmm!
Adam: Something like Wagu beef, is like really fatty. It’s got like very heavily marbled meat Kirsty: Yeah!
Adam: Then you’ve got some cows that would be bred for their hides. Kirsty: Yeah, like these cows.
Adam: Yeah. Kirsty: Ah! No way. I’ve touched it. No, I’m gonna cure this, let me just neaten this up. That is a good thing with using gel polish though, instead of that nail varnish. You can take it off quite easily. Alright! I’m gonna cure those two because I’m just gonna knock them again. And this is a good thing, we can cure them. Nail varnish, you’ll end up knocking it. You know, gone are the days where we use nail varnish really now. So, I’m gonna do the rest. This is a super easy design when you are using your non-dominant hand. Gonna cure them and then I will do the thumb on its own, so I know I’m not gonna knock anything then. It’s much easier to use a Dotting Tool as well, rather than a sort of Detail Brush. Dotting Tool gives you those around edges to your cow print. So, I like to get the full print on first and then fill in with your smaller bits that may sort of creep off on the edge. You’re sort of like planning it out as you go. So, I’m gonna topcoat them and then I’m gonna buff and matte because I love it bit of matte. Some people might like it shiny, you can do the shiny on that. Adam: I suppose you don’t really see many shiny cows, do you?
Kirsty: Not really. Adam: They need a bit of conditioner…
Kirsty: Yeah. Adam: …on them, to make them a bit shinier. Adam: Imagine like, a cow’s fur and they all come out and you’ve got glossy coat.
Kirsty: Yeah, with a bit of glitter. Kirsty: Yeah! Kirsty: This is definitely the easy part because any mistakes, now if you touched the skin, it’s not going to be obvious. Now, when we matte these off, you will use you’ll use…you will lose the holographic from the foil, but I don’t mind that. So, it all depends what kind of look you’re going for. Cure those. So, that’s them shiny. I’m not worrying about this bit of foil that’s on here because that’ll just come off nice and shiny, but I’m gonna buff them matte. So, soft buffer and I’ll just show you how you lose the metallic, but I really like how it looks when it’s matte. So cool. I’m gonna do that on all of the nails. Just gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution because it’s a bit dusty. Adam: Show us what would happen when the…
Kirsty: Yeah, watch when we make this shiny again with the liquid. Adam: Yeah, then it just fades away.
Kirsty: Yeah, let it fade away as it dry. Kirsty: Clever! But I really like it matte. I love it. Right! We’re gonna finish with a little bit of Cuticle Oil. Oh, I have battered my cuticle. There we are! Beautiful bit of Cow Print. Moo! Kirsty: She’s a right cow her, that’s what’s they gonna say.
Adam: She’s a Golden Cow. Kirsty: Golden Cow. There you are, guys. I hope you’ve enjoyed that video, something simple done with my non-dominant hand. Hope you’ve learned a little bit and don’t forget, check us out in the next video, but everything I’ve used today will be listed below and I’ll see you in the next video because you’re gonna keep watching, aren’t you? Please do. See you later. Bye! Right, so! Kirsty: Black, white and gold.
Adam: Mm-hmm! I’ve never seen many golden cows like but… Kirsty: I know but we’re just adding a bit of pizzazz. Adam: Pizazzy cows. Mm-hmm!
Kirsty: Pizzazz. Bit of pizzazz. Adam: Cows with pizzazz.
Kirsty: Yes! These are the Glam Cows. Kirsty: like me Right! My topcoat. Where’s my topcoat?