Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nail Antiquing/Foiling Art

Some call this another form of marbling but to me it has that antiquing or foiling effect. So if you do not already know how to achieve this, here is what you have to do.

Ball up a square of plastic wrap and brush on some polish. Dab excess onto a paper towel and then stipple onto your dry painted nails. Do this about two to three times or until you achieve the desired effect.

I used two colors on the pinkie nails. For the two color effect repeat the steps above with the second color. When all is done clean up the nail and brush on your favorite top coat to seal that picture perfect mani.

Give it a try!
Colors used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray on Gray. Plastic wrap colors: Jordana Pop Art #521 and Sinful Colors #217 Canary Yellow.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to- Marble French Tips

Hello Polishnistas! So here is my how-to on creating a French tip marble look for your nails.

Step 1: Begin by placing drops of polish to the tip of your nail.

Step 2: Using an art brush (got this at Sally's Beauty Supply) begin making "S" like formations blending the polish on the nail tip. Do not blend too much but just enough to get a marble swirl effect.

Art Brush


Step 3: Final step here is to clean up the nail, add embellishments or accents to make this mani pop. Follow with a clear topcoat and that's all there is to it.

Give it a try...