Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Saran Wrap and Chevrons

I'm really excited to share this mani with you all tonight! I am really happy with how they turned out :) Yay! 

I've been wanting to try the saran wrap method for awhile now and decided to give it a go tonight. For those who don't know, the saran wrap method is pretty simple method to create some cool texture to your nails. PackAPunchPolish has a great tutorial on it which can be found here. I believe she originally got the idea from Katy over at Blog Nailed It. Essentially though, using two colors (one painted on top of the other), you dab the wet polish with a crumpled up piece of saran wrap to create texture between the two polish colors. Pretty simple! I didn't actually have saran wrap and made due with cup up sandwich bags, but I think it had a similar affect. I ended up using a light shimmery pink as my base color, with a hot coral and purple mix as my top polish colors. I'm really happy with the way they came together. 

However, after staring at this for a little bit, I realized it looked a bit...bloody? Not really the look I was going for ;) So I decided to add some simple chevrons with this as a base coat. 
It's possible this whole process would have gone faster if I had hand painted on the chevrons or had those fancy scissors with a chevron blade, but alas, all I had were normal scissors. Despite the slight inconsistencies with the chevron angles, I LOVE how these turned out. I love how my nails look as I move about my normal activities and they brighten my mood a bit. A perfect mani in my opinion :D
Happy Polishing!!! :)