Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saran Wrap manicure

Today's manicure is another  "Crumpet's Nail Tarts" laid back challenge. The technique is called the Saran Wrap Method.

I used a base coat of Orly Color Blast Total Eclipse of the Heart which is a multichrome that shifts between pink, orange, green and gold. It's quite lovely on it's own.

I then painted jojoba oil around the skin surrounding my nails because this is a messy process and I was hoping oil would make clean up smoother. It did! I used a tool from Sally Beauty Supply that is intended to assist in removing nail polish without destroying your manicure. It is a pen-like device that has a retractable claw which holds onto a cotton ball or in this case, crumpled up saran wrap. It is made by Star Nail and is called an ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw. I bunched up pre-cut squares of saran wrap and used this tool to dab on the top layer of nail polish, Milani Black Cherry.

Seche Vite top coat was used between layers and as a final top coat.

I then removed the oil and excess nail polish with a Q-tip and used acetone with a stiff slanted brush for final clean up. This was quite a mess but I am pleased with the result. Please take a look at all the lovely pictures of other Saran Wrap manis. Enjoy ☼

ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw









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    1. Thank you Josephine & thanks so much for following my blog ☼

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  2. Hi becacine! In answer to your question about the Leibster award, you can finish that anytime! I'll be looking forward to seeing your post. :D

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    1. Oh super! I'm so excited & will get to it as quickly as possible. Thanks so much ♥

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  3. wow! It reminds me of those galaxy nails! do you have one of those tutorials? :)

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    1. Hi Grace - I don't have tutorials :( I have not done galaxy nails but I will give them a try after I look for some tutorials! Thanks for stopping by ☼

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