ModelsOwn: SaranSmoosh…

So, third entry into the competition! I’m determined to win those prizes, it’s an amazing bundle to get a hold of. (I’d also probably have to buy some more storage for all the polish…) I decided to use cling-film, ‘saran wrap’, inspired by DumbGirlNails as she introduced a different way to use it to me. I’ve always used scrunched up cling-film to blot on the polish, however her technique was to place the cling-film over the wet polish and just smoosh it about. The way Michelle’s nails came out are so pretty, I think I need a little more practice as I ended up with my base coat lifting up and everything. However, over-all, I’m happy with how the whole thing turned out.

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SummerCrush…

So these were the nails I was wearing to the actual game on Saturday. (Unfortunately we lost, but it was still a fantastic day) I used crushed up clingfilm/saran wrap to create this look, I’ve not used that technique in a while as I was a little obsessed with sponging. I chose colours out of my kimono obviously, as I love to be coordinated. I also couldn’t find the correct necklace to go with my outfit, so I made one of course! I used clear shrink plastic to roughly trace one of the flowers from the kimono, baked it, then painted it on the reverse with… nail varnish! I was worried at first as it stank of polish but fortunately after a few days it lost it’s stink. Phew! I hope you don’t mind me saying so but I think it looks really cool, I was happy with how it turned out. Just a shame about the game…

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Black and Yellow, Again?…

I just can’t get away from this colour combo the now, I think it’s because it creates such a contrast. This was my first time attempting that technique of scrunching painted cling-film and dabbing it onto the nail – if anyone knows what that’s called, please tell me! I then did my mum’s in slightly muted colours, it was a lot more subtle and delicate.