Saran Wrap You Say?

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!  Happy Pink Wednesday and Happy 4th to those of you in the States!  I hope you have fun plans today.  I'm still away with hubby and this is another scheduled post.  So hopefully I'm having a good time also ;0).

Some of you may have already heard of nail art done with saran wrap.  I've been meaning to give it a try for quite some time and finally got around to it.  Basically what is done is you apply a base coat and you then use crumpled up saran wrap to apply a second, and sometimes third color to the nail.  It gives a splatter effect.

I decided to use NYC Radio City Rose, which I shared with you last week as my base coat.  I applied two coats of it.  I waited a bit for it to dry (not too long because it's a fast dry polish).  I then put a few drops of NYC Prospect Park Pink on a disposable plate and dabbed the saran wrap in it.  I then dabbed the saran wrap on a clean area on the plate to take some of the excess polish off and applied it to the nail.  There was no special technique to it, I just tried to get a good amount of coverage on the nail.  Because I always love a little sparkle, I also added a bit of Elixir Lacquers Supa Sugar Bee with the saran wrap.   I finished off the manicure with a coat of Seche Vite.


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I was so happy with the way this mani turned out.  To me, it looked like I did something complicated, but all I did was use some saran wrap.  It's an awesome effect!

Two tips I definitely want to share are:
1. Give your base polish time to dry.  If you don't when you're applying the second polish with the saran wrap, it will start to lift the base polish.
2. Be careful with the amount of polish you use.  If you accidentally put a big blob on the plate, dip the saran wrap in it and dab it on the plate first a few times to get off the excess polish.  Otherwise, you'll end up with that same big blob on your nail, which won't be a good look :-/.

Have you tried a manicure with saran wrap?  What do you think of this look?



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29 comments:

  1. This is so nice! I've never tried it, thanks so much for showing us - I love finding out new ways to play with polish :)x

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    1. Glad you like it!! You should give it a try. It's a really cool effect.

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  2. that is one thing i haven't tried!! Thanks for the tips, marijo!

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  3. I have seen a few of these manis lately...makes me really want to try it. I love how yours turned out!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna!! Looking forward to seeing when you try it also.

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  4. I love how this turned out! I'm more of a visual person so I'm going to have to see if I can find a video of this tutorial since it seems easy enough. The colors you chose are perfect together!

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    1. Haha! I know, it's hard to explain. Glad you like it though ;0).

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  5. I never thought of using saran wrap for a mani but it's actually a wonderful idea. And like you said..it looks complicated but it isn't...and it ends up looking so pretty. Love this.

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  6. This is really pretty! It came out great with the technique you used.

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  7. This is so cool! I need to try this technique.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  8. Ooh I've only just seen this technique, but I love the effect it gives! Yours looks amazing!

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  9. I love doing saran wrap manis--they really do give such a great, textured look for such an easy and fun technique! Love the pretty pinks you used on yours, and the glitter is a really cute highlight. ^_^

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  10. Very cool effect. I may have to try this. :D

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    1. I think you should!! I know it would look awesome on you!

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  11. I haven't tried this technique yet but I love how yours turned out! And the holo glitter gives it that extra something. Great job!

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  12. I have not tried this but I do want to. It looks lovely!

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