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NSI Demos The Evil Eye

Ward off evil, according to Greek tradition, by displaying a charm of the blue eye or "Baskania".

Nails and design by Amber Deauon-Yourdi, Greece

To ward off evil when a baby is born, Greek parents pin a little blue eye bead or charm to the baby's clothes. Babies wear them until a bracelet or necklace is given to them with the same blue eye. Almost every child and adult in Greece wears something with this charm of the blue eye.


Step 1: After thoroughly prepping the nail, apply NSI Balance Basic Clear or Builder Clear in polish-like strokes from cuticle to free edge. Add a few drops here and there of X-treme White #1 and Jean Jacket #85 to the uncured clear get and blend over the whole nail. Lock the design for 10 seconds. Apply another very then coat of Balance Basic Clear or Builder Clear. Cure for 2 minutes. For the best results, use an Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with Cleanse.


Step 2: Using a very small detail brush, draw the outlined eye, eyelashes and eyebrow using Noir #88. Lock the design for 10 seconds.


Step 3: Wipe your brush on a clean Nail Wipe and use Kelly Green #91 to fill in the eye color. Add small pieces of Cracked Ice Nail Embellishments in Green, Blue and Purple for highlights. Wipe your brush on a clean Nail Wipe and fill in the whites of the eye with X-treme White #1. Lock the design for 10 seconds. For the eye shadow effect, apply a small amount of Opal Shimmer and small pieces of Cracked Ice Nail Embellishments in Red under the brow.


Step 4: Apply a very small dab of Noir #88 for the pupil and cure 2 minutes. Apply a thin lawyer of Balance Basic Clear or Builder Clear.

Editor’s Note: All material in Demos is provided by the product’s manufacturer and is edited for space by NAILS. The full instructions are not necessarily contained here, so contact the manufacturer directly for complete directions for using these products.


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