Thursday, March 22, 2018

# Beyond the Nail # Hit the Bottle

Art Deco Nail Art


     Happy Thursday Everyone! I hope your spring season has started off better than mine did. The weather in Minnesota was anything but for the official first day of spring. It was grey all day with a consistent mixture of rain and snow, with more snow predicted for this weekend. Needless to say, I'm not happy about that! I'm ready for sandal season! But enough about the weather, let's get to the real reason you're here the nail art. Today I'm sharing a look I created for a nail blogger meet-up I attended last month. I love geometric and art deco nail art looks and finally created one myself. 



     I used Sinful Colors Shock Candy as my main color. Which I recently reviewed in my 2018 Walgreens Exclusive colors post if you want to check that out. The accent nail is a combination of nail art techniques starting with a smoosh manicure and ending with some reverse stamping.  

    For the smoosh manicure I combined Sinful Colors Shock Candy and White Board. White Board was released earlier this summer as part of the limited edition Back to School collection called School Goals. The actual technique I used was to drop small amounts of each color onto my stamping mat so that they overlapped and ran into each other. (Very similar to the Drip marble technique except on a smaller scale.) Then I smooshed my stamper into the polish and dabbed it onto my nails until I liked the way it looked. Here's a video I did a few years back showing the exact process. 



     After that, I added a layer of top coat and let it dry while I moved onto the next step; reverse stamping


     I used my nail art mat for this step also and it worked like a dream. The image is from plate UR Beautiful-18 and I used Hit the Bottle A Glint of Gold to stamp with. I filled in parts of the image using Sinful Colors Mixed Signals, Beyond the Nail Wink and Supermoon Lacquer Moon Crystal Power. A layer of Sally Hansen Double duty went on over that and I let everything dry so I could peel it up and apply it to my nail. 

      I like the way the gold stands out from the rest of the manicure. It was a bit easier to see than what my camera shows.The sparkly and shine ended up hiding a few details. The next shot should give you a better idea of what it looked like to me. 


     Sadly Moon Crystal Power kind of got lost in all the other colors on the nail. (It's the lighter pink shade at the edge of the design.) But I will have a review of it coming up shortly so be sure to come back for that. Otherwise, I love how this manicure turned out. I think Id like to try something similar in a full manicure next time. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 




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