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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Red, White, Blue and Marbled


       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. 

Patriotic-manicure
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!







34 comments :

  1. I love a good cling film mani!

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  2. That marbled accent nail looks so fun!

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  3. PhD in Nail PolishJuly 1, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    I love the Sprectraflair top coat! It really adds some zazz and is right on-theme! I like seeing your simple, inspiring nail art :) There's some truly awesome looks out there, but I know I get a bit discouraged when I see things that I don't even have the slightest hope of ever trying.

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  4. I love the accent nail! I really enjoy seeing your nail art ideas; please keep 'em coming!

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  5. Love it! Simple but fun! I think the accent nail would look great as a whole mani too!

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  6. Lovely 4th July mani, loved the way your saran wrap accent turned out!

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  7. Ooo I love this! I'm finalizing my mani now :-D

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  8. what about the thumb? so many ppl leave out the thumb(from the pic)and I always wonder lol

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  9. Zoya Dream is one of my favorite polishes, ever. I just adore it. This is another perfect Independence Day mani!

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  10. Gotta love quick and cute manis! I absolutely love how this turned out.

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  11. Naked Without PolishJuly 2, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    This is my kind of mani! I still haven't tried saran wrap mani yet, but I need to. Lovely!

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  12. I have never attempted saran wrap with 2 colours! I shall try that, love your mani!

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  13. Those Zoyas look absolutely amazing!

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  14. These are gorgeous! The saran wrap nail looks amazing!

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  15. Lisa Marie HeathJuly 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    I like the saran wrap nail and like that you did it as an accent instead of on all the nails! Very pretty choices on which red, white and blue shades you used!

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  16. Zoya Dream was one of my favorites from the Zenith collection

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  17. It's such an easy technique, Im not sure why I dont use it more often.

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  18. Thanks, It's my favorite part of the mani!

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  19. Thank you. I knew the spectra flair would be a good investment when I pick up a mini bottle ages ago. I have come across too many nail art looks that seem so complicated they make me want to cry, so I like when I can share a look that is really easy to do but looks good.

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  20. Awe thank you. I've got a few looks lined up so stay tuned.

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  21. I'm still trying to decide is I want to wear it as my full mani on the 4th or if it will be too much. Who knows I might do something completely different too. I've had a lot of fun coming up with all these different looks.

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  22. Thanks! Cant wait to see what you come up with. =)

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  23. haha my poor thumb gets no love. Unless Im planning on actually wearing the manicure. I would probably do it like the accent nail though.

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  24. I had forgotten how pretty it was, until I pulled it out of the drawer and knew I had to use it.

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  25. They are great in a pinch arent they!

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  26. You sould, it's so easy and you cant really mess it up at all.

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  27. Thank you. Normally when I do a saran wrap mani I paint my base color and let it dry, then paint a layer of my top color and dab the saran wrap while it's still wet. I didnt want my red and blue to mix too much and make purple so I changed my technique.

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  28. Thank you! I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

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  29. Thank you. I like the sparkle they Zoya's have. I almost thought about doing the entire mani with saran wrap but figured that might be a bit much.

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  30. It's gorgeous isnt it. It's been hiding in my helmer drawer for so long I almost forgot I had it.

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  31. Thank you. The saran wrap technique is such a quick and easy way to get a fantastic look.

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  32. The Polished MommyJuly 6, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    I really like this look, kind of distressed..pretty!

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