Monday, September 03, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 3: Yellow Nails

Hey guys!

Today is Day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge and the theme today is yellow nails.

I've been wanting to try the saran wrap (or cling wrap, whatever you prefer to call it) manicure for a while now, so I thought today would be a good day to give it a go!


To get this look, I started with a base colour of China Glaze Hang-ten Toes and let that completely dry. Then, working on one nail at a time, I added a coat of China Glaze Sun Kissed right over top of Hang-ten Toes.

While that was still wet, I dabbed it with a piece of bunched up saran wrap, which resulted in this cool marbled effect. Finally, I added a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to add a little sparkle.


Quick piece of advice: if you're planning on trying this technique yourself, I suggest getting all of your pieces of saran wrap ready ahead of time so that you don't run the risk of smudging your manicure. I learned this the hard way when I had to repaint a couple of the nails on my right hand.


I do like the way this turned out, but I probably should have used a different yellow polish because the end result looks almost orange, which doesn't fit the yellow theme of Day 3. This is definitely a technique that I'll be trying again in the future, though! The marbled result looks awesome and it's so very easy to do!

I got several compliments on this manicure and when I was asked how I did it, I told them with pieces of saran wrap and I basically got this look: o_0 in return, haha!

So that's three down, twenty-eight more to go! See you tomorrow with some green themed nails!

5 comments:

  1. I really love these colours together! I never thought to put them together but it looks so cute! This looks great Kayla!

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  2. Nicely done! I need to try this soon!

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  3. I love your blog and your nails so much! *-*
    http://www.unhasbenfeitas.com.br/

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  4. I love the combo!!! And the saran wrap technique!! Never thought it would be so easy to create such interesting manis!

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  5. I really like the saran wrap technique - it's fast and easy but looks really nice when done - not like I rushed through putting something over a base coat. Good way to wear yellow when for many, plain yellow is just not a good look at all.

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