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Saran Wrap Mani

I re-pinned a photo I had found via pinterest (LOVE that site!) and it led me back to this blog post from Jems From Jenny (whom I am now following) - and, I will now say that I freaking LOVE this method. I have a wealth of colour combos swimming through my mind now.. Anyways..



This started off with two coats of.. wait for it.. it has been a lemming of mine for awhile.. kind of a big deal.. any guesses? ILLAMASQUA LOAD! I finallyfinallyfinally got my mitts on a bottle.. And now I know I will have to get another as a spare. I had meant to take a photo of it alone before doing anything else.. But it was late, and I was too focused on Law & Order: SVU to stop automatically working on my nails and snap a photo. I know, I'm kind of mean sometimes (:

Ok, so, two coats of Illamasqua Load, then you have to let your base colour dry completely. Then you slap on a layer of another colour.. I chose to use Butter London Trout Pout, then, before it dries (I just went nail by nail for this step), you take some saran wrap (cling wrap, cellophane, whatever you like to call it!), make sure it is bunched up, and dab your nails - some looked awesome with just one dab, others took two (or three), you can use your own judgement for that step.

Then, I had my gold flake top coat on the table (the mother had knee surgery just over two weeks ago - she wanted her nails painted - I wanted to make it fun, hence the top coat being there).. I couldn't leave it alone. I added a few flakes.. I wish I had left that step out.. I think I saw it playing out differently in my mind. Still love this whole thing though.

This technique is easy and actually not very messy at all. I actually think next time (which will be soon!) I am going to multi-colour this bad boy up.. Yes, yes indeed!

Have an awesome day everyone!!

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