Saturday, June 22, 2013

Holographic Plastic Wrap Nail Art + Video & Tutorial!

Saturday, June 22, 2013
You may or may not have noticed a little YouTube button in my side bar.  Well, the time has come, and I have finally uploaded my first ever video!

It is a very simple look that I have recreated per request from some of my followers on Instagram.  I really loved it the first time I wore it (about 20 weeks ago according to IG!), and this time is no different.  I really hope you enjoy the video, and when my new camera lens arrives hopefully I can create many more videos with a closer detailed look (floral nails, yes!).

And, here is my original look and Instagram tutorial (my nails were super long here!):

1. Gather your supplies and prep your nails.  I used Nfu Oh Aqua Base, Layla Gold Idol and Purple Illusion, Cirque Fascination Street, a piece of plastic wrap (bunched into a ball), a few precision tip Q-tips, and a piece of paper.

2. Paint two coats of your base colour.  In this case, I chose a gold holographic polish.  You can use any color combination you desire.  Make sure your base color is completely dry, or use a quick dry top coat before moving to the next step.

3. Work quickly with the next few steps!  Place a few drops of your first polish on a piece of paper.  Dip the plastic wrap into the polish, and dab it a few times on the paper before applying it to your nails. 

4. Immediately "sponge" the polish on your nails in a few random spots.  Don't overdo it, or your base color won't show through.  You want a nice balance of colours.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as much as necessary, to achieve the desired effect.

6. If you are using a third color, repeat steps 3 and 4 in another contrasting color.  I chose a darker one so that it would pop against the light base color.

7. Make sure you are happy with the effect.  You may have to touch up a few spots if you feel it is not balanced enough.

8. Clean up around the cuticles with some nail polish remover.

9. Finish with a top coat.  

Have fun! :)

Please let me know what other tutorials and designs you would like to see in the future!


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