Saturday, April 04, 2015

Valentino Spring 15' Inspired Nail Art

Happy Easter everyone! For this nail art, I wanted something easter themed and of course, fashion related. I felt this dress from Valentino Spring 15' collection is the perfect fit. I love the mix of pastel colours and the cutting within the fabric. It looked too messy to apply the complete dress pattern onto one single nail so I decided to section it off. 

I decided to use the "plastic bag technique" for the first time. Essentially you paint a patch of clear coat on a plastic bag and allow it to dry completely. I found that if you stick it in the freezer, it will dry up in 10 minutes rather than 30 or more. Next you create the design, let it dry, add another layer of top coat and let it dry completely. Once all your decals have dried, simply peel it off and transfer it onto your nails, add some finishing touches and seal it with top coat. Yes, it uses a lot of top coat! 



  

I have to say this technique was a lot of hassle. There were a lot of waiting time involved but the end result is totally worth it. It definitely eliminates the problem of having one perfectly manicure hand and one messy hand.  



Above is the finished result. Essentially any technique you apply on your nails, you can do the same on the plastic bag. I used a mix of stamping, sponging, and free hand. They key is to let it dry completely or it can be easily ruined. Below is the list of polishes I used. 



Materials:
  • White Polish
    • OPI "Alpine Snow"
  • Pastel Pink Polish
    • Julep "Phyllis"
  • Pastel Blue Polish
    • Julep "Shelly"
  • Hot Pink Polish
    • Julep "Shawn"
  • Pastel Purple Polish
    • Julep "Simone"
  • Pastel Green Polish
    • Julep "Kam"
  • Brown Polish
    • Julep "Olivia"
  • Nail Art Brush
  • Top Coat 
  • Plastic Bag 









1 comment :

  1. OMG, the amount of top coat...the first time I tried the baggy method I had no idea! Like you said, it's a great way to finally have matching hands!

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