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?