Unicorn Mani How To
Have you ever wanted a magical unicorn horn manicure? I’m sharing my Unicorn Mani How To guide with you today. Now, you don’t have to take it to the extreme like I do and get hard gel nails that are pointy enough to carve out a man’s heart. You can rock the Unicorn Mani with just two polishes.
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Unicorn Mani How To – Create a Horn with Hard Gel
Unless you want to be extra. If that’s the case, then do it my way! When I saw a unicorn horn mani, I asked Thisha at Totally Polished if she could create one for me. She said of course! She thought it looked easy.
Now, I get hard gel nails, not acrylic or soft gels. Hard gel nails are cured under a UV lamp. They’re easy for a skilled nail artist to shape, just like acrylics. Thisha had no problems using a brush with the hard gel to create a textured unicorn horn accent on each hand. The rest of my nails we kept smooth and pointy, just the way I like them.
Unicorn Mani How To – Unicorn Horn Nail Polish
I already knew what color I wanted to use to represent a unicorn horn. Glitterdaze Moonbeam is described as a neutral taupe linear holographic with a lavender to blue shifting iridescent base. On me, I see a silver base with a pinky violet shift. It’s perfect for a unicorn horn!
I felt like Moonbeam was a great start, but it needed more. I mean, if I’m going to be wearing a horn on each hand, why not push it further? I grabbed Trust Fund Beauty Boy Tears and dabbed that on top of Moonbeam. Boy Tears is a multi-glitter overlay. This is what I needed! It adds that ethereal sparkle that really catches the eye and makes you focus on it.
If you want your sparkle to be a little more subtle, try Pretty Serious Jack Frost. It’s packed with iridescent blue sparkles.
When you dab Boy Tears on top of Moonbeam, you can still see the pinky-purple shift. The holographic glitter really comes to life, too. Love this!
Unicorn Mani How To – The Body
For the rest of my nails I wanted a chic black. I used Cult Nails Nevermore, my perfect one coat black. Since it’s a black you can’t have, try KBShimmer Eclipse. I rarely wear a cream finish, so I wanted something magical that would work with the unicorn horn bling. I used Glitterdaze Bellatrix. Bellatrix is a black jelly with holographic gold shimmer as well as magenta micro glitter and glowing iridescent shimmer! It’s perfect!
Unicorn Mani Inspiration
So excited over my new unicorn nails! I got them done at @come_get_polished by Thisha! Wearing Cult Nails Nevermore, @glitterdaze Bellatrix, Moon beam, and @trustfundbeauty Boy Tears. Better pictures soon! ☪️???????☪️ #Lipstickismyvice #altbeauty #girlsruntheworld #redditmua #girlsonfire #bloggervibes #pinkhairdontcare #theeverygirl #girlboss #thesocialsociety #bloggervibes #millenialminded #phyrrasfault #unicornnails #tampablogger #myunicornlife #livecolorfully #instanails #nailsofinstagram #wakeupandmakeup #makeupaddict #kvdlook #sugarpill #makeupgeek #urbandecay #glitterdaze #gothgoth #nugoth #indiemakeup #indiepolish
If you don’t feel comfortable sporting a unicorn horn on your hands, you can still get the look! Instead, use Moonbeam as your base shade on all of your nails. Then dab Boy Tears on top of Moonbeam for extra sparkle.
Whether you decide to wear Moonbeam on its own or you embrace unicorn manis with a horn accent, I hope you give them a try. I love them!
What do you think of unicorn manis?
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Brandon Sparks says
This is so very awesome. Thank you so much for this..
Wow, that unicorn horn is the coolest!
How interesting! That’s something I never would have thought of.
Kim Pincombe-Cole says
I’m dying over this! So cool!!!!
Erika C. says
You did this very you well! I always wondered how this can be done, step by step. I appreciate you sharing this. Love your nails!
This is a new look to me. It’s young and fun. I love the colors you picked, beautiful for any manicure.
Wow, that is an amazing mani! I love all three shades on their own as well as together. The horn looked perfect. Was it hard to remove it when you wanted to take it off?
It’s hard gel. So if I wanted to remove it, it would have to be dremeled off. When I next go to get a fill I will probably have her smooth it out.
How freaking cute is this?! I’m digging this unicorn trend!!
Lola Seicento says
Whoa, that is so cool! If anyone can rock a unicorn mani, it’s you Courtney! This looks awesome!!
Jana Williams says
Ooh Thanks So Much for Sharing Your Awesome Unicorn Mani With Us, it’s Absolutely Fabulous! First of All I’m a Fanatic of Anything Sparkly or Shiny, Whether it’s On My Nails, My Eyes, or My Lips! I Love Nail Polish, it’s My Favorite Beauty Product Right After Eyeshadow Palettes and Every Time I Go to Walmart I Always Buy New Nail zpolish b/c They Have an Awesome Selection of Affordable Nail Polish! I Love How You Did Black Sparkle on Some of Your Nails and Silver Sparkle On the Accent Nail, I Just Think it Really Amps Up the Awesome Mani! I Also Enjoy Seeing Other Ladies Fabulous Unicorn Manis, There are a Ton of Great Variations Of This Fab Mani & I Want to Try Them All! Well Thanks Again for Sharing Courtney, Have a Fabulous Day! – Jana