Day 5 - My Favorite Effect

6:00:00 PM

Good evening!  How is everyone today?  I hope fantastic!!!  Today I bring you my manicure for Day 5 of the SNAAARKM Challenge - My Favorite Effect.  Below are the links to my other days :)

I have to say, this was probably the easiest day.  Mainly because if I messed up my main idea for a manicure, I could just grab my bottle of OPI Shatter and paint it on over some colors.

In an attempt to avoid using Shatter, I decided to try something I have seen a couple of times on the internet and other blogs.  That is, the Saran manicure.  For those of you who do not know about this technique, it's rather simple.  First, you paint on a base coat of whatever color your little heart desires.  Once that is dried, you cover it with any color of your choice.  While that layer is still wet, you take a little ball of saran wrap and dab it on the nail to make a marbly/speckled/sponge painted look.

I have seen some great ones out there, but mine definitely do not compare.





Colors Used:

  • Sinful Colors - Cream Pink
  • Sinful Colors - Sweet Dreams
  • Sinful Colors - Amethyst
Before I talk about how this manicure did not live up to my expectations but I still loved it, I want to talk about Sweet Dreams by Sinful Colors.  This is the most beautiful blue polish I own.  It is a light blue shimmer which has complete coverage in two coats.  I am going to be using it in other manicures in the near future, so stay tuned!  Trust me, if you are looking for a pretty summery blue color, this is the one to get.

Anywho, the technique, as I said was rather simple.  It took a minute to get used to dabbing off a polish.  I'm a little OCD so I kept dabbing and dabbing to the point where I dabbed too much and the purple was almost off on all the nails.  In the end, the colors were amazing and popped brilliantly in the sun light.  I wish I could have gotten some outdoor shots of this manicure, but sadly, the weather was not participating with me, and when it did, my nails were chipped.

In a few weeks I'm going to try this again...we shall how it turns out!!!!

Until next time, check out the other #SNAAARKM girls Effect manicures!!!!!  And if you have forgotten, this is SNAAARKM :)


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12 comments

  1. Very cool! I haven't tried this yet, but I will have to remember this!

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    1. it's very simple, which is nice when you don't want to have the same old mani

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  2. Neat! I hadn't heard of this technique - I'm definitely going to try this! Your nails came out like easter eggs <3

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    1. I wish I knew about this technique when I did my Easter Egg nails, they would have looked more eastery! hahaha

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  3. Owwww that is an interesting technique! I'm gonna have to try that!

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  4. They DO look like Easter eggs! I love em! I hadn't heard of this. Now I'm gonna google it and try it sometime. :)

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    1. you better! can't wait to see how yours turn out!

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  5. Love! I haven't tried this technique yet but it looks awesome on you :)

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  6. Beautiful colours! I love this technique. :)

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