How are you doing ladies? Please meet Liesl, the talented writer at Liesl Loves Pretty Things. We started our blogs around the same time and developed a camaraderie as we followed each other's blog grow. I am always captivated by Liels' dexterity with words. Truth is her posts are the only ones I read entirely, usually I just scroll directly to the pics :p I hope you enjoy what she has prepared for you!
Hi, everyone! I'm Liesl and I run the blog Liesl Loves Pretty Things. Karine's been a blogging buddy since I was a baby blogger and my photos and nails looked a tad different and I didn't think I'd *ever* reach Karine-like quality. The fact that she's asked me to guest post for her is a REALLY BIG DEAL to me and to say that I'm flattered would be an understatement of epic proportions.
So here's the thing-- I swatch. And make half cracked attempts at beauty blogging. And post way too many pictures of my cats. That is my blog. A highly talented artist like Karine asking for nail art from moi is a leeeetle bit scary but I accepted the challenge and hoped I wouldn't find any new and innovative ways to botch the simplest of techniques. It is with that statement that I proudly present to you my first ever saran wrap mani, featuring Butter London Poole (blue) and Sunbaker (burnt orange).
Butter London's bespoke summer collection of sandy and watery tones is one of the prettiest and most cohesive of the year and as soon as I got my two favorites I'd thought they would look kind of incredible together. It was just a matter of doing it. So thanks for that extra push, Karine. I'm so pleased with how this turned out and I'll most certainly be using this technique again.
I googled "saran wrap mani tutorial" and clicked on the first one that came up, which was Nihrida's. Here it is in a nutshell.
- You apply your base color.
- You let it dry.
- You apply one coat of your secondary color.
- You dab a wadded up piece of saran wrap over it.
- You apply your topcoat.
- You clean up your around the fingers mess (if you so desire).
It's really that simple, and if you're an artist type, you already know this. And if you're not, trust me, even the most inept *cough* among us can pull this one off.
Thank you for reading, have a lovely day, and thank you Karine for the honor and pleasure of guest posting for you! I hope you're having an amazing vacation :)