I’m back with the mani I did yesterday! Which means – I did not screw up! Haha
I have been seeing the saran-wrap (cling-wrap) marbling around quite a bit recently. To be honest, I tried it a few times and it wasn’t pretty – literally. But when I receive two polishes from Faces of Australia (Calypso Gold and Let’s Go Scuba Diving) from Faces of Australia.from a swap recently, I knew that I had to try it again! The two polishes look gorgeous next to each other I am sure they would look good together!
There are two ways to do the saran-wrap marble. The first is to paint the base color and paint the secondary color on after the base color has dried. before the second color has time to dry, quickly dab the saran-wrap on the nail, picking up the second layer of polish as you go.
This is what that looked like:
I liked it but I did not love it. I found that Calypso Gold covered up too much of the teal below. So method 2 it is!
This time I just blobbed a dot of Calypso Gold on some paper and use a scrunched up foil and pick up some polish and stamped it on my nails. This I liked better so I continued on all my nails 🙂
I tried taking some sun shots but somehow the sun was hiding the gold accents on my nails.
Until I turned around and had my back to the sun, this is what I managed to capture!
Foil-y Goodness! 😀
Winter is almost here! It’s time for me to bust out those metallics and cool winter hues!
Today I have Face of Australia’s Let’s Go Scuba Diving for you. The name is soo not winter friendly but the color sure is! It’s a nice metallic turquoise color with very subtle silver shimmer in it.
I am not too sure but this sure looks a lot like essence Choose Me! Probably a tad lighter and not as foil-like. I find that this color really complements my skin tone. It makes my hand look much fairer too!
I have plans for this mani! If all goes well I will have it up soon 🙂
Wish me luck!
I have not forgotten my polishes that I got from Sonnetarium! Or from Cult Nails for that matter! Today I have a mani that uses polishes from both these brands!
My color choice for the day is: Cult Nails Manipulative and of course Sonnetarium’s Snowfall
This is 2 coats Snowfall over 2 coats of Manipulative. I loved the combination of both the polishes! It looks like snow is falling in the clear blue sky! Is that even possible?
By the way, does anyone notice anything about Manipulative?? Does it remind you of a certain famous color??
Well, Manipulative is very similar to China Glaze’s For Audrey. It does have the same base color but Manipulative is a tad darker, with a dash of grey you may say!
I added some more gold to my manicure for more pizzaz!
Please excuse the tip wear. This is a 4 day old manicure after all. I really feel like keeping this on for a few more days but we’ll see 🙂
I wore my last manicure for 2 days before refreshing them. This time I decided to go with a simple accent nail. I remember a simple tape manicure at Nailside
and thought that I should give it a go. I decided to go Grecian and picked gold for my lightning bolt. Zeus would be proud!
My very own lightning bolt to zap people with! 😀
The first two photos were taken under a white light while the next two photos were taken under a more yellow toned light. Which do you prefer?
Mermaid’s Tears is from the OPI Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides Collection that came out in 2011. Mermaid’s Tears is a dusty turquoise cream that applied like a dream! The photos below are of 2 coats of Mermaid’s Tears followed by a quick coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.