Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mystical saran wrap nail art

Here's my first attempt at saran wrap nails. Yup, I've been attempting lots of different nail art so lots of firsts for me.

I actually saw this design months ago but forgot about it until recently when I came across this video and liked how doable it was. I also saw Jen from ThePolishaholic's submission for the Picture Polish contest after I did these nails and I really loved her saran wrap mani color combo. I might try it next time.

I was fascinated by the fact that there was something readily available in the kitchen that could be used for nail art. Needless to say, I got the cling wrap and tore off a huge piece and happily trotted to my desk where I began to work on this super easy and fun design.

Taken in natural sunlight

Taken in natural sunlight
This design is so easy to achieve - almost effortless and if you dab off too much polish, you can always go over with another coat. How to achieve this look: paint your base color, let it dry, paint over with another color, quickly scrunch up a ball of saran wrap and dab lightly over the wet polish. Or of course if you prefer to see how it's done, you can always watch the video.

I used The Face Shop - GR501 (light blue) as the base for my thumb, index, middle and little finger and The Face Shop - PP402 (pink) as the base for my ring finger. Then I used the pink on top of the four fingers and blue for the middle finger.

I did use Essie - The Girls Are Out to layer over my thumb. I really liked the shimmer!! But I thought it was too dark and I didn't want to waste the polish by dabbing most of it away so I switched and used the other pink.

Taken in natural sunlight
Here I used Essie - Play Date as the base and The Face Shop - PP402 (pink) as the base for the ring finger. Then I used Orly - Charged Up to layer over Play Date and Sally Hansen - Mint Sprint over the pink polish.

I'm not too sure I liked the accent nail since it was a lot darker than I expected and didn't quite complement the purple nails.

I asked my sister whether I should layer glitter over my nails and her reply was: I will always choose glitter over non-glitter. That was that. I layered China Glaze - Fairy Dust over my nails.

Do you like these saran wrap nails with glitter or without? Would you try saran wrap nails?

Thanks for reading!

12 comments:

  1. Oh neat! I had never heard of using Saran wrap for nail art. They came out really pretty!

    I would love for you to share this (and any other post!) at my Life of the Party link up! It just opened! Im going to poke around your blog a little more. :)
    http://thegrantlife.com/life-of-the-party-1/

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  2. Thank you so much! I've headed over and entered my link. Thanks for the invitation :)

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  3. Your nails came out so pretty! I found you through the Thats my style link party :)

    www.muslimahluvsmakeup.blogspot.com

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  4. Super cute! I love the colours you chose for this. :) :) I also agree about the glitter - glitter makes everything better!

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha, you and my sister would get along well! ;)

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  5. Love these!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you'll join in again. I can't wait to see what you have to share next week. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thanks Karla! I love your link party!

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  6. I think nail art definitely counts - you made it with your own two hands :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  7. Awesome! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  8. This is a really fun tip! My daughter loves doing her nails, and is going to try it. We chose you at the Dare to Share Feature of the Day. Here is a link to your feature. http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/08/saran-wrap-nail-art-feature-of-day.html Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Thank you so much!! This really made my day. :)

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