Friday, May 29, 2009

I Did It!!!

See, now this is what I'm talkin about when I talk about duplication! Casual Lavish has an amazing tutorial video posted for a nail polish technique called water color (?). This tutorial is so good that the pic you see here was taken after a first try! For such a pretty effect, you wouldn't think it would be super easy... but it is! It involves applying two colors of polish while the polishes are still wet. Very interesting! And it turned out beautiful! First try<--- No Joke! Step one: Applied base coat and one coat of green. Let dry completely between coats. Step two: Applied a second coat of green, immediately pulling the polish brush out of the cream color bottle and letting one drip of cream polish drip onto the still wet green polish. Once the wet cream droplet hits the wet green, you will see the cream sort of spread out on the surface of the nail. Step three: Dry cream color polish brush on a paper towel and with it brush over the cream polish mixing the two colors together. I found that brushing upwards across the bottom half of the nail and then brushing upwards on the top half of the nail gave me a very pretty "marble" look. I had to clean the cream polish brush a couple of times during the process on each nail. But just keep playing with it until you get the desired look. Here's mine. Be sure to clean the brush very well before putting it back in the bottle so you don't accidentally mix the two colors in the cream bottle. Here's what mine looked like.

Step four: I finished with a Konad Nail Art Stamp. Super easy, but you wouldn't think so to look at it!

**Everyone... don't forget about the nail polish give away. You have until June 15th! Here's the link. And 20% off Konad with free shipping on orders over $20 at Use discount code "MENTAL" at checkout! :)

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Oooohhhh I like! Nice work!!!!