Good morning lovelies & happy Friday! Who else is excited for the weekend!? Today I have some brand new nails with a new to me technique I’ve been wanting to try for AGES: fluid nails.
This technique has been popping up on Instagram for a while & I’ve been obsessed with how they looked just as long — I even went out & bought a few of the Sinful Colours Hypnotic Transforming Top Coats that were released a few years ago, but was dawdling on actually giving the technique a try!
The polishes I used for this design were:
- Base Coat: Sally Hansen Bamboo & Green Tea Strengthner
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pretty Peony
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neons Peach Please
- Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat Rebel Rebel
- Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat Purpunk
- Stamper (I used my clear stamper from Nailsuff.ca)
Most of the tutorials I saw involved creating decals to make your cells for the fluid look, but being lazy (& tired) I decided to see if I could use the smoosh technique to get a similar look. I painted my nails my base colour of choice & then applied drops of polish including my Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coats & then quickly pressed down using a stamper to smoosh my shades together. & it worked!
I was a little careful with application to keep mess to a minimal (couldn’t find my Edge Perfection & wasn’t in the mood for a ton of clean up) but you could definitely make the fluid look cover more of the nail if you applied more polish & smooshed down harder. I will definitely be trying this look again & seeing if I can do a fuller nail look. However, that being said my pinky was the first nail I did & it turned out my favourite!
Have you tried out the fluid nail art look yet? I know I’m about 2 years behind, but I’m so glad I finally gave it a try & finally used these awesome spotted polishes I’ve had in my stash forever!
What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below!