Friday, November 25, 2011

Nail Art: Deconstructed

This look is actually inspired by a tutorial from Sokolum's blog, which is Emma Watson inspired nails. I loved this look so much I knew I wanted to try it. I am just calling this simply deconstructed - because the way I accomplished it was to just kind of smear my base color and wipe it off. I did this pretty messily, because I liked the extra bits of base color left behind. It vaguely reminds me of tie die.
A couple of tips if you try this: First, work quickly. Sokolum mentions this in the video, and it's very key. You are rubbing off the middle of your base color, so you don't want to wait too long. As a matter of fact, the best thing to do is to do this one nail at a time. She also mentions in the video that if you use a cotton pad, you could leave behind fibers. I totally agree with this, I just folded up some paper towels on my work are and used that to get rid of the paint smears on my fingers. You definitely want to pick out coordinating colors, with a strong color as your base color. I tried this with a jelly creme for the top color, and it just doesn't work - you will need a good straight up jelly.
I used Sinful Colors Amethyst for my base color, and for the jelly top color I used Revlon Just Tinted Victorian.

If you have any questions about this just drop them in the comment box - it's really a simple and fun look, even for someone who is ignorant about nail art like me! Haha, seriously. Sokolum's video was perfect, so be sure to have a look at that as well. I want to try this with other color combinations.


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