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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Guest Post by A Girl and Her Polish

Hello ladies! The talented Katee, who owns the blog A Girl And Her Polish is taking over today! If you don't know Katee, she is THE stamping master!!! She always has amazing nail art combinations, and really takes stamping to another level. Being members of the Nail Challenge Collaborative got us to bond and I am so pleased with what she prepared for you. Enjoy!
I am so excited to be guesting for Karine today! She is such an awesome lady and nail blogger! We have gotten close through our nail challenge group and I am always amazed with the designs she comes up with! You ROCK lady!!

For my guest post I decided to share a very easy nail art technique.  If you happen to follow me you probably know that stamping is the technique that I use a lot but I am not sharing that today. I have done a couple how-to stamping posts and I wanted to do something that is not that difficult.  Granted stamping isn't that difficult but it can take awhile to get good at it.

Another technique that I love, and is easy to do, is the Saran Wrap technique.  If you haven't done this yet I highly recommend it!  For today's how-to I used Karine's favorite colors, blue and purple!

I started with three coats of Essie To Buy or Not To Buy.  This is a thinner Essie that can be a little streaky but it is a gorgeous purple with a subtle blue shimmer.

Of course you should have your Saran Wrap ready before you start painting you nails.  Just cut some squares, I usually cut ten squares so each nail gets it's own piece.

Once you have allowed some dry time for your base coat you will apply the coat you will blot off.  I used Essie Blue Rhapsody.  You will want to do one nail at a time because once the blotting coat dries you won't get the effect you want.

Here is a picture of my used Saran Wrap.

And what it looks like while blotting.

Once you have done all your nails you will end up with something like this:

I love how this effect looks, especially with certain polishes! It is just so pretty!

I could have stopped there but I had to add an image!

I used Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3 and OPI Vant to Bite My Neck?

I can't get over how awesome this mani looks!  The Saran Wrap background really makes this design something special!  Thanks Karine for letting me share with your readers today!


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