Thursday, 17 January 2013

31DC Day 17: A New Technique to You

Greetings all!

Picking a technique for this manicure has been super tricky! Firstly, I have used several new techniques already in this challenge. How many techniques can there be?! Obviously, I wanted to do water marbling. That is on my to do list for the year. But I was too scared. It's really intimidating!

Then I thought, I could do any technique really and just say it's new. No one would know! I'm too honest though and I couldn't go through with it. So I trawled through Nail Art 101 (my bible in the early days) and managed to find a technique that I hadn't done before, but could do. And you will be sure that I haven't done this before!

 So, this is meant to be acid washing. I think I chose the wrong colours. I had it in my head, perfectly. Metallics on top and bottom, with bright cremes in between. I just didn't 'translate' it very well.

And yes, for the more observant of you, I totally took all the polish off a patch on my middle finger. Told you I'd never done this before!

The polishes I used were: Sally Hansen Save the Date (dark burgundy on the bottom) ,Collection 2000 Blue Hawaii (er, blue), OPI Koala Bear-y (pink), Miss Sporty unnamed pastel yellow, and W7 Metallic Saturn on the top. Then I used acetone and a cotton bud to remove some of the layers (or in one case, all of the layers lol)

I'll definitely try this again, if only to prove to myself that I can do it! It's all about matching the right colours.

Make sure to check out what other people have done for the first time!

And come back tomorrow to find out what sort of polishes I buy and then never wear!


  1. I like it. And the colors are just fine. Kisses.

    1. Thank you Roxana. I did quite like it on the nail, just close up in the pictures, it looks a bit weird!

  2. Cazzy - I think it is funny that we both recreated each other's manis! Yours is so much nicer than mine!

  3. This looks really cool. It almost looks like the Ikat nail art I have seen.

  4. This is so cool!! Not seen this done before, not with colours anyway. :D


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