Nail File Friday’s: White and Neon Pink

I think there’s always a good time to wear white, maybe you think wedding, but I also think on your nails. It’s such a pretty and classic look to wear on your nails. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to incorporate neon pink in the everyday classic white nails.

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Also, my YouTube channel is now on Instagram – follow me there @simple_naildesigns and  visit my YouTube channel and subscribe for easy nail art tutorials.

Happy Friday!

A-

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Nail File Friday’s: Easy Flower Nail Art

I’m so excited to share this weeks nail art tutorial as it’s something I had yet to try. The flower trend is ongoing especially this time of year, although it seemed a bit intimidating I gave it a go! And it turns out it’s easy and you can try the flower in your own favorite color, or as I did here, in pink. The trick to doing a flower – layers, layers! And a thin brush wouldn’t hurt either.

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Quick Tip for Brushes: have a brush that’s too thick for nail art, simply dip in acetone to shape and trim the sides to make it thinner.

Also, you can now follow me on Instagram @simple_naildesigns Be sure to follow me for more weekly nail art tutorials!

Happy Friday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Instagram + New Tutorial

Are you on social media, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? The idea of branching out on social media has been daunting for me to say the least. I’m a self proclaimed introvert and I am most happy keeping to myself. However, if you’re a YouTuber like myself, have a blog, a small business owner, have an online store or work from home and would like to promote your brand, there’s is without a doubt the need to be on social media. The ease of being on social media for marketing has worked so well for many people and the best part of it all, it’s free.

After much thought, I decided to join Instagram for my YouTube channel. You can follow me @simple_naildesigns. I’m excited and eager to learn more on the program – do we call it a program? Do we not?

If you’re on other social media outlets to promote yourself – company, let me know which one and how it’s working out for you.

Are you content with the results or are you having doubts about it? Are you on Instagram, any tips you can give me as I’ve just embarked on this new outlet.

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Happy Friday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Mini Mic For Filming On YouTube Using Phone

With keeping up with the theme of how I’m making videos on YouTube on a small non-existing  budget here’s another video of an unboxing of a mini microphone. As I also mentioned here where I show you affordable lighting options, whether you’ve already got your very own YouTube channel or  not, been thinking about starting one, you will need the right equipment.

I’ll show you in the video an unboxing and a quick trial by doing my very first voice over using the Pop Voice mini mic. It’s not only great for nail tutorials but also for videos of makeup tutorials to crafting, drawing, cooking, etc.

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Pop Voice Recording Mini Microphone:

– Great for audio or video use on Apple iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Android/Windows Smartphone, PC and more. * For the iPhone 7, 7 plus, iPhone 8, 8 plus, iPhone X, you will NEED the LIGHTING to 3.5MM ADAPTER – This came with the purchase of your iPhone

– Affordable

– Extra long cable is 6.5 feet

– Hear a ‘click’ when the microphone and adapter are well connected

– Function is recording / not an amplifier

– How to listen: Unplug the microphone from phone or PC – PC adapter included

Happy filming!

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Nail File Friday’s: Affordable Lighting For Filming On YouTube

If you’re new to my blog, I want to share with you that I’m also on YouTube, making easy to do nail art tutorials. A quick disclaimer, I’m not a professional, I simply started to film my hobby. I’ve been filming for about a year, so I’m still learning the in’s and out’s. However, whether you’ve already got your very own YouTube channel or not, been thinking about starting one, one things for sure, you need the right  equipment. And if you were like me – are,you don’t know what to get, where to start and are short on change or on a budget, I want to share with you what I bought to start filming on my YouTube channel.

These are two affordable, inexpensive lighting options for making YouTube videos, from nail tutorials to makeup tutorials to crafting, drawing, etc. they’re great for placing on a table or desk and filming – use one lighting or both at a time.

First Option: B-Land 5.7″ Ring Light with Mini Tripod, iPad Holder, Universal Phone Holder, Wireless Remote Shutter – take pictures from a distance of up to 30 feet, USB Powered, LED Light, 3 Light Color Modes – White, Warm Yellow, and Warm Yellow and White, 11 Adjustable Brightness, Flexible Tripod, Great for Filming on YouTube, Vlogging, Steady Tripod Pictures, Great to Place on Top of a Table or Desk to Film

Second Option: QIAYA Selfie Light Ring Lights LED Circle Light, Clip on to Cell Phone – or Laptop and Camera, rechargeable USB Charging Cable, 3 Level Brightness Adjustable

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Tip: If I film during the day, I can get really good natural light and do not need the ‘QIAYA Selfie Light Ring’ as the ‘Ring Light with Mini Tripod’ gives me enough light. However, if I’m filming at night, I will use both lighting options at the same time, ‘the more light, the merrier!’

Equipment Seen On Video:

B-Land 5.7″ Ring Light with Mini Tripod

QIAYA Clip On LED Ring Light

Are you a ‘YouTubber,’ what content do you film and what equipment do you recommend that has worked for you?

Happy filming!

A-

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Nail File Friday’s: How To Create Ombre Nails in White And Gold

I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this bit of information with you, but know that, I’m by no means a nail professional – nope!

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My YouTube channel was created with that in mind, how to help non-professionals like myself achieve great nails at home, learning together and trying the latest in nail art. This is one of those how to’s. I’ve seen the ‘ombré’ technique be done in various way, but if I can choose two of my favorite nail combinations to use, it would have to be white and gold. So, I share with you in this easy step by step tutorial using a cosmetic sponge / wedge.

Happy polishing!

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Nail File Friday’s: Pink Glitter Outlined Nail Tutorial

The outlined nails is the trend, it’s also very different – pretty different! I used here a pretty pink with shimmer polish, but you can do this look with whichever color you enjoy. The look is fun, the negative space where you can see the natural nail is also nice and it’s thinking outside the box to your everyday looking polished nails!

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Happy polishing!

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