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Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats
1 month ago

Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats

Fluid nail art is the latest trend to be adopted by nail artists.  It’s inspired by fluid art, where acrylic paint is mixed with a little silicon, before dripping or pouring it over a canvas.  The silicon helps to stop the paint from mixing, so you get little ‘cells’ of different colours appearing, and an organic forms and lines of colour from the movement of the paint.

There are a number of different techniques, using both normal polishes and some special ones.  In this case, I used the Sinful Colors transforming topcoats with regular polishes, which are designed to separate and create the cells I mentioned.  It’s definitely a more advanced nail art technique, but I found this way much less messy and less wasteful of polishes than others I’ve seen for creating fluid art. You could always limit it to one or two feature nails to make it more manageable.

Fluid nail art - left fingers

Fluid nail art – fingers

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Fire Obsidian nail art 
4 months ago

Fire Obsidian nail art 

As part of my series inspired by semi-precious stones, I've been looking around for my next project. The photo (scroll down) really caught my eye, so I'm trying this Fire Obsidian nail art. It's an experiment in progress so I think I'll be coming back and trying this again.

Fire Obsidian nail art macro

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Neon Watermarble Starburst Success
1 year ago

Neon Watermarble Starburst Success

After my woeful attempt at watermarbling with my pastel neons (you can click on that if you want to feel better about your own skills) I decided that I needed some neon polishes that were suitable for the job.  I shopped around, and with the able assistance of my US-based polish mule, I got my digits on the Fun Days and Neon Craze collection from In The Name of Polish.  I had to start with a Neon Watermarble Starburst to test them out.

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Neon Pastel Rainbow Easy Nail Art
1 year ago

Neon Pastel Rainbow Easy Nail Art

After my semi-fail of a pastel neon watermarble, I couldn’t face trying to achieve anything half-decent on my right hand.  I had to wear this for a couple of days, so I used the same polishes plus some holo top coat to create this blurry, Pastel Rainbow effect. Read More

Watermarble Wednesday No Base
1 year ago

Watermarble Wednesday No Base

This week’s Watermarble Wednesday challenge was to use no base with a random design. I cheated ever so slightly on the base, but it’s definitely random! So here’s Watermarble Wednesday No Base Read More

Gradient Watermarble
1 year ago

Gradient Watermarble

Last month I took on the challenge of a Gradient Watermarble. This challenge was a gradient base, which also means a negative space design.

On Wednesdays I don’t often have very …
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Galaxy Nail Art
1 year ago

Galaxy Nail Art

I know this is very late, but I did Galaxy Nail Art for Star Wars Day… May the Fourth Be With You!

I mostly used homemade polishes, and all the …
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Rainbow Watermarble
1 year ago

Rainbow Watermarble

Another Wednesday, another watermarble.  I’m really getting into this.  After cursing the very concept of this technique, the OPI Color Paints and #WatermarblePracticeWednesday has got me actually enjoying it. I …
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Electric Carnival is Flakie Fun
2 years ago

Electric Carnival is Flakie Fun

A simple flakie manicure with ILNP Electric Carnival. This is a multichrome flakie polish in a clear base.

Polishes

Orly Pure Porcelain ILNP Electric Carnival

The base colour is definitely …
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Frozen Snowflake Nail Art
2 years ago

Frozen Snowflake Nail Art

This layered manicure with glitter and stamping created the perfect Frozen Snowflake Nail Art I wanted for Christmas.

 

Apologies – my camera loves the ILNP bottles more than my …
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