#GoldDotStud — NikkieTutorials Inspired

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful week and an even better weekend planned. Today, I have a design to share that was inspired by NikkieTutorial’s Ariana Grande Break Free look. I laughed at her #GoldDotStud hashtag and decided try something based off Nikkie’s look.

OPI, Essie

Kinda crazy, right? It took me quite a few tries on various things to get the design to turn out like I planned, and I still would do some changes. But anyway. I started with a subtle pink-to-nude gradient using OPI Sweet Heart and Essie Brooch the Subject. I did an angled French tip with Essie Licorice to emulate the winged eyeliner, then popped on the GoldDotStuds that sparked this entire design.

For the pink, I tried so many different things. Loose glitter would have been the best bet, but that is something I still need to acquire. So instead, I went through all of my pinks and all of my glitters and found that I don’t own a pink glitter. Which makes sense — I don’t wear pink. But in the case, I was slightly frustrated because it was the focal point of the entire look.

I settled on using OPI Hey Baby and topping it with Essie Shine of the Times. Normally, I put SotT over browns to emulate fall, but I love the way it reflected off the pink. Definitely something I’ll have to try again.

OPI Sweet Heart

Essie Brooch the Subject

NikkieTutorials Inspired

What do you guys think? The studs unfortunately didn’t last too long on my fingers — I lost all but two by the end of the day, but it was a fun thing to try out. Have a wonderful weekend!


2 thoughts on “#GoldDotStud — NikkieTutorials Inspired

  1. Kairi says:

    Try attaching the studs with Seche Vite and paint a layer of top coat over too. At least for me that holds several days and even through washing dishes, hair and whatever else.
    Loving the look btw 🙂

    • Nik@Nails says:

      That’s what I did, which is what’s so confusing. I think they came off because I only attached it with a dot of SV, instead of painting on a full coat, applying, then adding another coat. I’ll have to play around with it.
      Thank you!


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