Monday, 18 February 2013

February Nail Art Challenge Day 7

Afternoon ladies and gents!  I hope all my readers in provinces that observe Family Day are having a good day off work (I know I am), and those of you in the US are having a good Presidents' Day.

I have for you Day 7 of the February Nail Art Challenge - can you believe that it is almost over?? :(  Today's theme is Inspired by a Tutorial, and I mosy'd on over to cutepolish's YouTube channel and watched her Black Spotted video again to make sure I remembered how to do it.



Here the the video I went by:


Rather than using neons, as I only brought white and black polishes with me for the weekend, I used white as a base colour, and then did the "spotted" marble with black.  I used 70% rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle rather than the hand sanitizer because I didn't have any hand sanitizer in a spray bottle on hand.  My black marble polish didn't do the spotted effect like hers did, my polish kind of freaked out when I sprayed it with the alcohol.  This is what it looked like when I dipped my nails.  I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On for my base and Jordana Black for my marble.





So while this didn't turn out like the "traditional" black spotted look, and as Amber from And Then There Was Polish said, this is the best nail fail ever, hahaha!  I'm pretty impressed with this, and love the look of it, I will be doing this with more colour combinations in the future :)

And, just for kicks, I tried adding some pink to the design...  The pink I used is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Twisted Pink.




I think this turned out pretty awesome even though it's not exactly the way I hoped it would turn out.  The pink added a little something extra to the design, and it made the black look more like a deep plum purple :)

Love it!  Have you tried cutepolish's Black Spotted tutorial yet?

14 comments:

  1. This so cool! Even if it is a "fail" and didn't come out the way you expected it looks like an awesome marble, especially once you added the pink. :)

    I tried the black spotted look using hand sanitizer, but apparently the sprayer I had sprayed too fine of a mist and almost all the polish went away...so I have to find a different sprayer, lol.

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    1. My polish just freaked right out when I sprayed it.. it was like it was alive, lol! When you get it, make sure to post a picture, I would love to see it :D

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  2. Looks cool! I need to get my day 7 done, I just got 3 wisdom teeth out today lol!

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    1. Ohhhhh! I hope you are feeling better soon! I had my wisdom teeth out about 5 years ago, all 4 were impacted. I went to a wedding 3 days later, hopped up on T-3s, and became so upset at dinner time because I couldn't eat anything and it was all so good :( Everyone gave me their cheesecake when it was dessert time - it went down easily, no chewing required ;)

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  3. Coolness! Looks like an awesome watercolor painting! <3

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  4. I love my seahorse/dragon. :D

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  5. Erica, you are SO talented! I love these :)

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    1. Thanks Shea! Haha, these were a complete fail because they didn't turn out the way I had hoped/envisioned, but I love them anyways :D

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  6. These look beautiful! Believe it or not I actually looked at doing this one but got sidetracked by the snakeskin! Awesome :D

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    1. Funny how we all think alike ;) I love your snakeskin ones!!

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  7. When I tried it, mine TOTALLY freaked out... i think that's probably because I used my home-made hair spray.. (I was lazy and grabbed the first spray bottle I saw...) Well, here's what it came out like..
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=399750166777931&set=a.391453360940945.94139.391448404274774&type=3&theater

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    1. Yours turned out better than mine, I love it!!

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