Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saran Wrap Mani

Today, I've tried a completely new mani look. I've been wanting to do the Saran Wrap mani for quite sometime, and now I feel stupid for waiting so long, because it was super easy and gives a gorgeous effect. 

I felt like I had pools on my nails while wearing these. But enough chatter, lets look at the nails. They're really the reason you are here anyways. :-) 




To create these nails, I started with a base of China Glaze Highlight of my Summer on all nails except my ring finger. On the ring finger I used two coats of China Glaze Water you Waiting For. After letting Highlight of my Summer dry completely, I then painted on one coat of China Glaze Ride the Waves. While that was wet, I then took a crumpled ball of Saran Wrap, touched that to the nail and pulled away. It created this awesome swirly effect that I loved.

What do you think these nails look like? Do you think they look like a pool?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all products featured in this post were purchased by me

20 comments:

  1. I totally looked at these and went... ooooh... I wanna go swimming now. So cool! :)

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    1. Ooh! I'm glad you like them! I thought they were so fun!

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  2. omg they TOTALLY look like swimming pools! how cool!

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    1. And I just died of a fan girl heart attack. Ahhh! Thanks so much for visiting and I'm glad you like them.

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  3. I LOVE this design! And it DOES look like a pool :D I need to get those colors and do this myself ;)

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    1. Highlight of my Summer is kind of a huge pain in the ass, but I'm a firm believer that everyone needs Ride the Waves in their lives. :-)

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    2. Its just really finicky and chalky going on. Takes more coats than it should to even out and tends to react badly with topcoats. It's very disappointing for a China Glaze. Normally their formulas are spot on.

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    3. Ahh okay. That was actually the one I wanted mostly. It looks great, but now I probably wont track it down ;)

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    4. There are other colors out there that are very similar but don't have the pain in the ass formula. I'd track down a dupe for sure. :-)

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  4. I do think they look like a pool! I love the design and the colours - I want to try this technique myself now :)

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    1. You should. It was so simple and easy, plus the result is so gorgeous.

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  5. love this! I agree now I want to go swimming! Lol I did the saran wrap once and I didn't love the effect on me, maybe I just needed more practice ( like that damn water marbeling ) or I just picked the wrong colors. Either way I love the colors you chose and how this came out! Fabulous!! <3

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    1. I think it came out so well because I used a jelly polish for the top color. It gives it a different dimension than a straight up creme. Totally a winning combo in my book.

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