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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

15 Day Nail Challenge – Day 15 Anything


Today is the final day of Makeup Savvy’s 15 Day Nail Challenge! I can’t quite believe how quickly it has gone. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and it has been great to try out new things and see everyone else’s wonderful designs. A huge thank you to Fee for hosting this challenge!

Today, as the theme is anything I wanted to try something that I haven’t done before; the cling film manicure otherwise known as the saran wrap manicure! The method consists of scrunching up a bit of cling film, dipping it in polish then dabbing onto the nail. It is simple and the effect it gives is beautiful.

 

Sadly, my nails for today are a total fail. I used Barry M Silver Foil for my base colour then dabbed various duochrome colours onto the nail (W7 – Metallic Neptune, Essence – Where is the Party?, Catrice – Genius in the Bottle, Collection 2000 – Hello Sailor!). However, the result is more of a blurry mess than beautiful duochrome over silver… 

 

 

I think this may be because either I used too many colours or that I didn’t dab enough polish off the cling film before going onto the nail. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to rescue my nails I added a coat on Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat which you can see here:

 

 

I think that added a little more colour back to it but I was still not happy so I added a coat of matte topcoat. Really I should have started over again but I didn’t have time so this is what I was left with… A bit of a mess really but not a complete fail. I will definitely try the cling film method again!




 

Last but not least another huge thank you to Fee for being such a wonderful host and supporting us all with our nail art! Thank you, Fee!


14 comments:

  1. I think this looks gorgeous! It reminds me of semi precious stones like Unakite x

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    1. Awww, thank you! I didn't notice that before x

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  2. I think it looks really good! :)

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  3. What?! You called that fail?? I love them! I think you created such a unique look to this! Love them matte/gloss as well as with and without flakies!

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    1. That is so so lovely, thank you! I just think that they look a little bit murky and dull. I am glad that you like them x

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  4. I actually think the result looks very unique and pretty! I really like the opalescent effect.

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    1. Thank you! I am starting to see it in another light now... It is nice but subtle and I think I was expecting it to stand out more x

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  5. I really like it with the topcoat on, it's brilliant! I admire anyone who can do this, I can't get it right at all x

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    1. Thank you! I will have another go at some point, I would like to see your tries too! x

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  6. i love it, looks like oil on puddles all the rainbow colours

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    1. It does actually, thank you! That is very kind x

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