Happy 1st of July! There are just 3 days left until the 4th. Do you have your manicure all picked out? If not I've got another look the help with your inspiration. I know my Patriotic French tip manicure might have looked complicated or time consuming to some and the whole point of my blog is to inspire people to try nail art. So I opted to go for a simple nail art look today, something that even the newest nail novice could recreate. I call it Red, White, Blue and Marbled....take a look.
|Photo taken in incandescent lighting|
All you need to recreate this look is base coat, top coat, 3 bottle of polish (red, white and blue) and 2 scraps of Saran wrap. A spectra flair top coat is optional which I ended up adding over my white polish to make it sparkle.
|Photo taken in direct sunlight|
The polishes I use for this look are Zoya Nidhi, Zoya Dream, Finger Paint Paper Mache, and a spectra flair top coat.
For the accent nail I started with 2 coats of Paper Mache and let it dry. For the marbled effect I dipped a small piece of saran wrap into Nidhi (Red) and dabbed it onto my nail. I got a bit more polish than I wanted so I used a clean part of the saran wrap and dabbed it directly onto the nail to pull off some of the polish and help move it around the nail. I repeated this process with Dream (Blue) until I got the look I wanted.
To avoid a lot of clean up I used Crystalline Nail Veil around my nail but you could use tape to do the same thing. Anyone who has ever had to clean up red or blue polish before knows was a PITA it can be!
A quick coat of Spectra flair gives a sparkly finished look. This might be one of the fastest nail art looks I have ever put together. I didn't have to wait for things to dry because I painted the white first and by the time I was done with the red and blue it was ready to be marbled.
What do you think of these quick nail art looks? Would you wear it on all your nails or as an accent nail like I did? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!