Easy Pink Barbie-inspired Nails Tutorial

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1 Hour

If bright pink and colorful nails are your thing, then this tutorial is for you! Calling all Barbie/90s lovers out there!

Come join me and watch how to recreate these pink barbie nails, inspired by Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie movie!

Tools and materials:

  • Pink dip powder
  • Clear dip powder
  • Clear gel base coat 
  • Clear gel top coat
  • Chunky nail glitter
  • Dip cups and liners
  • Dip liquids
  • Builder gel
  • Stamping set and plate
  • Efile with accessories
  • Protective gear
  • Orange wood stick
  • Cuticle tool
  • Nail brush
  • Manicure hand rest
  • Magenta, blue and yellow nail polish
  • Toothpicks or dotting tools
  • Nail curing lamp
Prepping nails

1. Prep your nails

Shape and clean up your nails and cuticles. Then apply a clear base coat on your first nail.

2. Pour the pink dip powder

Pour the pink dip powder over the painted nail, above a dip cup. 

Adding pink dip powder

Gently tap off any excess powder into the dip cup and use an orange wood stick to remove the powder from the nail bed. 

Adding pink dip powder

Use a small nail brush to help remove the excess powder as well.

Adding pink dip powder

Repeat for each nail that you’d like to be pink. 

Adding pink dip powder

3. Apply a clear coat

Next, paint a clear coat of polish on top of the nails that already received the pink powder.

As you can see, I’m working on the nails in groups of a few at a time. 

Applying clear coat

4. Apply a 2nd layer of pink powder

For vibrant color, apply a 2nd layer of pink on top of the clear coat you just added. 

Adding pink dip powder

Continue to clean up as you go.

Adding pink dip powder

5. Paint a clear coat and apply clear dip powder

After 2 layers of pink, paint another clear layer.

Then, apply clear dip powder to encapsulate the nails.

Adding clear dip powder

For some reason, the clear dip powder really gets into the cuticles, so do a good cleaning job after this step.

Adding clear dip powder

6. Apply clear polish and dip into chunky glitter

On any bare nails that are left, paint a clear layer of polish.

Applying clear polish

After pouring some chunky glitter into a dip cup, dip the clear nails into the glitter.

Lay the nail as flat as possible to ensure that the glitter adheres to much of the nail. 

Chunky glitter

Then gently dab on the nail to secure the glitter.

Adding glitter to nails

Pull off any glitter from the skin and cuticles with the stick. Then fill in any holes by adding extra clear gel in the empty spots and placing individual pieces.

Adding glitter to nails

Repeat on any nails that don’t have the pink powder.

Adding glitter to nails

7. Encapsulate the glitter nails

Paint a clear layer on top of the glitter nails.

Applying clear polish

Now apply the clear powder a few times so that the glitter nails are really encapsulated.

Then, shake off the excess and clean around the nail.

Applying clear dip powder

Before using the stamp tool, make sure your nails are completely hardened, buffed and filed! 

8. Prepare your reverse stamp

If you struggle with regular stamping, this technique might be for you.

Pick up a flower from your stamp (not shown) and place it on the stamper. 

Prepping reverse stamp

Then use toothpicks or dotting tools to paint in the flower with magenta, yellow and blue polish.

Prepping reverse stamp

9. Paint clear polish and apply the stamp

Paint clear gel polish on the nail you want to stamp. Then cure the nail for about 30 seconds so that it’s still slightly tacky.

Applying clear polish

Then press your stamp on the nail.

Stamping nails

10. Encapsulate all nails with gel

After your finished stamping, encapsulate all nails, especially the ones you stamped, with a clear gel base before applying a clear gel top coat.

Make sure to cap the edges of the nails to prevent peeling.

Applying clear polish

Then carefully clean up around the nails with a small paintbrush and acetone. 

Cleaning up nail

Here is the final look of these Barbie-inspired nails:

DIY Barbie pink nails

DIY Barbie pink nails

If you’re a 90s girl or you’re just getting pumped for the upcoming Greta Gerwig Barbie flick, then these pink Barbie nails are just for you!

Will you be seeing the movie? Comment down below.

Try these Bridgerton inspired nails with me next!

Suggested materials:
  • Pink dip powder
  • Clear dip powder
  • Clear gel base coat
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