Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Polish Days - Something New!

Hi everyone! Today I have another installment of Polish Days and this month's theme is perfect for the New Year - "Something New." There were a few ideas that floated around my brain for this event but I ultimately settled on trying a technique that I've had my eye on for a while, the Saran Wrap or cling wrap mani. I've seen several video and photo based tutorials and it looked so easy I thought this month's Polish Days would be the perfect venue to finally give it a go.

There are a couple different ways to achieve this look, mainly by using the cling wrap to dab on the polish or to use it in dabbing the second polish off. I went with the latter option and recycled yesterday's NOTD with OPI Tomorrow Never Dies using Orly Solid Gold, a matte gold shimmer. So, how did I do?

Here's my mani before I added a topcoat. It turns out that using a matte polish as my accent color wasn't exactly the wisest decision, it just dried too quickly. The quick drying time meant I couldn't achieve the look I was truly after. Oh well, I have a second attempt in the works! By the way, does this look/effect remind you a little of the crackle glitters? I can't quite seem to figure out what this reminds me of... velvet maybe? Velvet paintings?

If you're interested in participating in the next Polish Days event, head on over to Polly Polish's website and sign up HERE. She's super friendly and sends out reminder emails. Now, check out all the other amazing participants in this month's event!


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