Friday, September 11, 2015

Nail Challenge Collaborative: Inspired by Jewelry #1

Better late than never, right? I'm so sorry guys. My nails have taken a pretty bad turn. They were starting to look a bit better, but once I swatched some more Mentalitys that I was told were safe, my nails started lifting worse than ever and it's been pretty painful. So, my nail art lately has been pretty limited. I have an appt with a dermatoligist at the end of the month, to see if he can help at all. I hope so - my wedding is in 29 days - ahh!! 

So I was so bummed that I barely got to participate in August's Nail Challenge Collaborative theme - Inspired by Jewelry! I had some great ideas. I even did a second look after this one, but I used Mentalitys Earth Tone mattes and I am not comfortable sharing it after everything that's happened. So here it is, my one and only Inspired by Jewelry look! 

I wanted to do a turquoise look, so I looked up some tutorials. It was harder than I thought lol! I have never been good at saran wrap manis, for some reason, I can't get quite the right scrunch pattern. But, I think it still looks cool, even if it doesn't immediately bring "turquoise" to mind.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Big Teal, then once that I was dry, I used a crumpled up piece of saran wrap and dipped it in Essie Good as Gold, Sinful Mint Apple, and Sinful Black on Black. I topped it all off with HK Girl topcoat.

Even though it wasn't exactly what I was going for, I really love how this turned out!! I can't wait to try another technique for the turquoise look, and see how it turns out.

Thanks for looking!