What I really wanted for this mani was a needle marble. But I tried it, and re-tried and tried some more - with no success. I simply could not manage to right amount of polish that will swirl nicely without showing my nail under it, and yet will not flood my cuticles.
I haven't given up yet. Not to worry. I will do this thing sometimes soon and do it right! But for now I'll use some stamping instead. This technique too did not come without trouble. For a while I was using my polish remover to clean the stamper and the plates, and I simply did not understand why I could not get the stamping to show. When asking some talented bloggers about it, Jacki from Adventures In Acetone suggested that I tried some pure acetone. And guess what? She was right!!
JACKI SO MUCH!!!
Anyway I did two mani's. I was not 100% happy with either, but I still am practicing. LOL
The first one was red, blue and silver strips over white background, with the stars stamped on the empty area. I used Milani - white on the spot - the perfect white one coater, as my background, and with one of these long, thin brushes I drew the stripes.
|Life - unnamed strawberry scented, Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away and Celeb City, Milani - White on he Spot.|
|Chic - Smashing Blue, Sally Hansen - Celeb City, Orly - Champagne, Konad special red.|
Oh, and do not forget to check my friends' amazing 4th of july's manis below!