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.
|Photo was taken in incandescent lighting|
All you need to recreate this look is a base coat, top coat, 3 bottles 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 was 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!
I love a good cling film mani!ReplyDelete
That marbled accent nail looks so fun!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love the accent nail! I really enjoy seeing your nail art ideas; please keep 'em coming!ReplyDelete
Love it! Simple but fun! I think the accent nail would look great as a whole mani too!ReplyDelete
Lovely 4th July mani, loved the way your saran wrap accent turned out!ReplyDelete
Ooo I love this! I'm finalizing my mani now :-DReplyDelete
what about the thumb? so many ppl leave out the thumb(from the pic)and I always wonder lolReplyDelete
Zoya Dream is one of my favorite polishes, ever. I just adore it. This is another perfect Independence Day mani!ReplyDelete
Gotta love quick and cute manis! I absolutely love how this turned out.ReplyDelete
This is my kind of mani! I still haven't tried saran wrap mani yet, but I need to. Lovely!ReplyDelete
I have never attempted saran wrap with 2 colours! I shall try that, love your mani!ReplyDelete
Those Zoyas look absolutely amazing!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! The saran wrap nail looks amazing!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Zoya Dream was one of my favorites from the Zenith collectionReplyDelete
It's such an easy technique, Im not sure why I dont use it more often.ReplyDelete
Thanks, It's my favorite part of the mani!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Awe thank you. I've got a few looks lined up so stay tuned.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you =)ReplyDelete
Thanks! Cant wait to see what you come up with. =)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I had forgotten how pretty it was, until I pulled it out of the drawer and knew I had to use it.ReplyDelete
They are great in a pinch arent they!ReplyDelete
You sould, it's so easy and you cant really mess it up at all.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love the sparkle they add.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I was pretty happy with how it turned out.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous isnt it. It's been hiding in my helmer drawer for so long I almost forgot I had it.ReplyDelete
Thank you. The saran wrap technique is such a quick and easy way to get a fantastic look.ReplyDelete
I really like this look, kind of distressed..pretty!ReplyDelete