Yikes, I haven't posted in a while. My last semester of school, along with wedding planning, along with being busy with weddings every weekend has really sucked up all of my free time! I've still been painting my nails a few times a week, but just haven't had time to post any of them. Boo :( I'm going to try and catch up today while I procrastinate working on a research paper... lol.
Okay, on to the mani... today's design is one I did using the saran wrap technique that has been floating around the blog world. I had been wanting to try it for a while.
To do this technique I first painted my nails with two coats of Orly Lucky Duck and let them dry. I had torn myself 10 pieces of crinkled up saran wrap ready for the next part. One nail at a time I put on a coat of Zoya Mitzi and while it was wet, I took my crinkled up ball of saran wrap and dabbed it on my nail to give it a marbled look. Below is a photo of how the saran wrap looks after I used it on my nail. After I finished every nail, I added a coat of Seche Vite on top to smooth everything out.
One thing that made this mani difficult for me was choosing to use a matte in this combination (Zoya Mitzi). I didn't realize it until I tried this technique using other colors in a pedi, but it was trying to dry too quickly and a lot of it would lift up with the saran wrap, leaving too much Orly Lucky Duck showing. A few times I had to go back and add another coat and re-do my nail. I would just recommend not using a matte finish polish if you try this technique - other than that, it was fairly easy to do and created a cool look.