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Let's Get Mani-wise: Latex

Hey everyone!

Now, the word 'latex' can probably spark up a few images in your mind (don't worry, I am not here to judge or to jeer - I probably have already thought of all the things ;D) - but today I was going to talk about liquid latex usage in the world of nail art.

How many times have you started the set-up of a watermarble, and were like 'ugh, tape.. nope.' or 'all that acetone for clean-up afterwards? nope.' Me too.

Or, you want to do some splatter nails, but the same after thoughts pop up. Boils down to the clean-up, sure these manis yield INCREDIBLE results, but all that extra work.. welp, there is a fix!

Step 1: You can apply your latex before or after you paint your base colour. I went with after for this one. I am going to create a turquoise mani - so there is polish on water, sprayed with alcohol and then finger dip-age, basically it sums up to: mess!

Step 2: Create your nail art masterpiece (please note: there is still some minor clean-up required on my handiwork here, but you get the idea.. waaay easy!

Step 3: Peel off the latex - probably the most satisfying part! Remember when you would slather white glue all over your hand and then allow it to dry and peel it off? That x 10. I use tweezers, but I have heard of people just peeling off with an orange stick..


Then you are left with next to no clean-up, and just amazing nails. No bother with tape or anything.. I am kind of a monster fan!

I have thus far used latex from 2 sellers: Cutie Guard by CuterCuticles and I am now testing out Easy Peel from NailExperiments -- both are amazing. And they are both Canadian! Just phenomenal all around.

So, thoughts? Have you tried latex for your nail art clean-up needs? Something you want to try? Let me know! I am always curioussss!

Have a rad day - and see you again soon!
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