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!
Hello lovelies! Hope everyone is having a good start to their week. Today I have a brand new nail look to share with you featuring one of my favourite easy nail art techniques–a Saran Wrap splatter. This time, I wanted a deeper more jewel toned colour scheme (because those Fall vibes are calling me) so I picked a few of my favourite Fall-ish shades for the occasion!
For those of you who don’t know, this whole look is created easily using crinkled up Saran Wrap/Plastic Bag. You paint you polish onto the crinkles up bag & then dab it into the nail. That’s how you create the “splatter” effect. I really love doing my splatter over a “naked” base, so that some of the natural nail comes through.
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- China Glaze Grape Juice
- OPI One Heckla Of A Color!
- OPI Angel With A Lead Foot
- Essie Merino Cool
- Saran Wrap
- Edge Perfection Cutcile Barrier
Can you believe it’s almost the end of August?! I can’t. Where did our Summer go? Pumpkin Spice lattes are officially back, which I think we can all agree means that it’s officially Fall. & that means it’s going to be all about deep dark nails over here! Ooooh & Halloween. I cannot wait to create some Halloween nails too!
What do you think of this splatter look? Which colour combination would you love to see? Share down below!
Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies!
Today I have a special & fun post I’ve been hoping to do for a while. I’ve been trying to convince my husband he should paint my nails FOREVER (probably as long as we’ve been together), & he finally agreed to do it in honour of Valentine’s Day! I really wanted to record to whole thing, but I figured it was enough that he was doing them all at so I didn’t want to push my luck too much. But I did manage to take a few pictures of the whole experience, just for fun! After all, it’s not often someone else does my nails!
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