Disappearing Nail Design Tutorial – Thermochromic Gel Polish

Disappearing Nail Design Tutorial – Thermochromic Gel Polish

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Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, I’m gonna show you how to do a Disappearing Act nail art design. Adam: I thought you just gonna disappear there and just go … Kirsty: Right! So, I’ve already got a nail that I’ve created here. I’ve used acrylic. The colour that I’ve used is natural. So, it’s like a sheer milky colour. Yeah, something like that. Like skimmed milk. I’m gonna use Spa Day for my background colour. This is one of my mom’s favorite colours. I am working on a pinky. This is JJ’s pinky that I’m working on, so it is really really tiny. I’m gonna do two coats of that colour. And now, I’m gonna put on Aurora. Now, this is a collection that we have called Aurora. This is Northern Lights, can you see? It kind of changes from pink to blue. This is a collection, they are all slightly different. So, we can, see what it’s like when it’s on black, it goes really blue. See the difference on the brush, so they change. How cool is that? I just wanna add a nice hue to this gel polish. I want it to have a nice shimmer. So, if you’ve got a flat colour and you just want to add a shimmer to it, you can add Aurora, one of the Auroras over the top and it’ll just make it all shimmery and sparkly. Pop that into the lamp. Now, I’m going to use A whaaa. Adam: Antipode.
Kirsty: Antipode? Adam: Mm-hmm!
Kirsty What does that mean? Adam: Could be antipode. Kirsty: Antipode? Adam: Hey Siri, is there such a word as antipode *Siri responds* Adam: Siri, you are useless. Kirsty: So, anyway, whatever this is called, I’m gonna take some of it, pop it on to a sculpting form because I’m gonna use it like a paint. So, this is a thermochromic gel polish, so this reacts to heat. So, what I’m gonna do is to show you what you can do with the, you know, and I’m gonna create some swirls. Adam: Oh *** Kirsty: Just flash cure that. I’m gonna flash cure after doing a few of them, just so I know it’s not gonna move. Bring that out for me. JJ: It disappears. Kirsty: Oh my God! It’s starting to disappear. So, I only want to flash cure it because I want to be able to see what I am actually painting, where I’m painting. Adam: Well, I found a video on YouTube. Siri: Antipode Adam: Antipode
Kirsty: Antipode Siri: Antipode
Kirsty: Pop that in. What’s that mean? Adam: Hmm! They’re getting scientific with the names Kirsty: Are they? Adam: The parts of the earth diametrically opposite, usually used in plural, often used of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the Western hemisphere, the exact opposite or contrary. JJ: So the dark to the light then…. Adam: Hmm! Yeah. Kirsty: Alright! I’m gonna topcoat this now. So, you can see every time it goes in the lamp and it gets a little bit warm, oh my God, look at that. It must have been cold. The top coat must be cold because it started making it darker. So, this is pretty cool because the hotter it is, the less of the design you’ll see and the cooler it is, the more of the design you’ll see because as you can see now it’s like an Ombre. because you’ve got the warmth to the finger and the tip is cold, so it gives you an ombre effect, all of its own. Pop that in the lamp. Look! It’s vanishing! Let’s see heat it up with the hairdryer. Oh, bye-bye! A bit of heat makes it vanish. and when you make it cold, it comes back. Dip it in again. There you are! Back it is. It’s come back again. [Kirsty singing] I’m gonna put some stones on but I don’t know where I’ll put it. JJ: I think you definitely should. Kirsty: Okay!
JJ: Yeah. Kirsty: We gonna add a few stones. I’m just gonna use Mega Gloss to adhere them. *** put some here. Are you actually kidding me? Have you seen what’s just happened, Adam? I’m gonna die. I can’t move. Adam: Oh, you’ve dropped them on yourself? Kirsty: Yeah, I can’t move. Adam: you douchebag. Kirsty: Gonna put a few bullion balls or microbeads around. That’s what it’s like when it’s cold. When it’s hot, it disappears. Adam: When you go to the gym and you’re all hot and bothered JJ: look everyone. How much i’ve worked out Kirsty: You’ll be away with the hairdryer going, ”oh look at my nails.” JJ: I wonder how many times I’m gonna have to show this to people. Kirsty: How cool is that? Right! Let’s finish off with a little bit of Cuticle Oil. I like it because it’s fun, it’s a fun design. There you are. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to check out my Snapchat which is KirstyNails and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye-bye!


  1. The word is Antipode pronounced how it looks the β€œO” sounds like β€œO” it means the complete opposite.

  2. I wait for your videos every day! I've been watching and practicing every single day. I really appreciate your videos. Thanks for all the help and expert instruction.

    i need to get me some Anteeepoooode!!! lol! seriuosly though that rocks! gotta get some!

  4. Kirsty ci faresti un tutorial con foto di ricostruzioni che ti manderemmo noi neofite e tu ci correggi gli errori piΓΉ grossi ….tipo forma ,bombatura,etc
    Ti prego io credo sempre di farle troppo grosse ad esempio 😞

  5. Gems etc ok on natural nails. And if yes do u get them off the same way? With nippers. Sorry if you have said in past x

  6. I did something like this just last night! I used a thermal polish as my base color, pastel blue when warm, deep fuchsia when cold and I stamped on a design using white polish and silver holo powder. So when warm it’s pale blue with a slight holo design and when cold it’s fuchsia and you can see the shining flowers over the fuchsia. I love thermals!

  7. google he say antipode
    the direct opposite of something.
    the pole and its antipode"

  8. Forget celebrities I just wanna be JJ. Can't decide if these two are partners in crime or enablers, but either way I love em

  9. antipode
    the direct opposite of something.
    "the pole and its antipode"

  10. Very cool effect. When I saw the beautiful turquoise and blue nail design on the thumbnail pic, I just had to watch. As always, your artistic designs are gorgeous.

  11. WunderschΓΆn ,meine NΓ€gel sind zu kurz da sieht es nicht schon ausπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  12. Kirsty you rock! And by the way nobody mentioned that antipode is a Greek word. 😊just like hyponychium which means under the nail.

  13. Antipode is the dumbest name of a polish shade I’ve ever seen or heard. What does being the exact opposite have to do with a color of polish? Love your videos!!

  14. Douchebag πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  15. Really want to get my nails done by you kirsty 😣😣😣 You do such a good job compared to my local nail parlours! None of them use sculpting forms, only tips 😣😣😣 Keep up the good work!πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  16. πŸ†’It's so cool when the design vanishesπŸ˜… This is definately great for summer's warmer weatherβ˜€ Beautiful work..I loved the way you put the micro beads around the crystal, making it look like one unitπŸ’ŽπŸ˜—πŸ’•

  17. Love the colour and design. Where did you purchase that chair please? I’d love one myself. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  18. Love this design Kirsty. I love the nail art design but I can't keep my hand from shaking when I try to do it myself so I end up ruining it.

  19. Your US site isn't working. Its staying on the UK site with UK prices. Wont show the US dollars.

  20. Love watching your videos especially if I need a good laugh. I would love to see you do something I just saw on another channel. It is called Fiberglass Nails or Silk wrap. Love to see your version

  21. You should do a competition where the winner gets to have their nails done by you πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ€ž

  22. Omg😱😱😱😱😱!!!!!!!!! That really 😎cool . Wow awesome love that πŸ’…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜πŸ˜† the color's too πŸ‘πŸ’…

  23. Definition of antipode. plural antipodes an-ˈti-pΙ™-ˌdΔ“z 1 : the parts of the earth diametrically opposite β€”usually used in plural β€”often used of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the western hemisphere. 2 : the exact opposite or contrary.

  24. I don’t see how some people can wear such long nails I’ve tried and just couldn’t function properly lol so pretty tho

  25. I literally want to fly to wherever you are from America just to do my nails for my wedding πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

  26. OMG I can't believe he called you a "Dbag" on air hahahaha too funny. You guys crack me up. Hope you found whatever it is that you dropped without too much trouble. Have a lovely day!!!

  27. VIDEO REQUEST-Would you make a video doing a nail workspace/desk tour with all your stuff & how u organize it. Pleeeease!!

  28. antipode



    the direct opposite of something.

    "the pole and its antipode" abd is why us aussies and kiwis are called antipodeans

  29. Antipode – the parts of the earth that are exact opposites (I.e the north and south poles). Just FYI

  30. Antipode is a french Word = opposed πŸ™‚
    You are very funny ! I love your video! Your crΓ©ations are very beautiful and fantastic

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