We’re only 10 days into this challenge and I’m already running out of things to say in my introductions….Oh boy, these next three weeks are going to be rough haha.
Anywho, let’s get to the nails!
Yep, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m ready for Fall! All I’ve been wearing is dark polish lately, and it has me so excited for cooler temperatures and sweaters and sweatpants and Netflix and coffee and this is a really bad run-on sentence, but I’ve already earned a degree so who cares? But seriously, it’s been in the 90s the past couple of days, and that is so not Marisa weather. The next couple days are supposed to be cooler, and I’m stoked!
- Start with two coats of My Vampire Is Buff (any light, neutral polish would work.)
- Then apply liquid latex all around your nails, and I mean ALL. AROUND. YOUR. NAILS. I probably would have cried if I had to do the clean up from this.
- Use a makeup sponge to add on the gradient. I painted little stripes of Sansa and Remy on a postcard, then dipped the sponge onto the two colors (mixing them together where they touch,) and then sponged it on my nails. I can’t remember if I did two or three passes per nail.
- Clean up aka peel the liquid latex off (I applied it so close to the base polish that I didn’t have to do any clean up 😀 )
- Use the fluffy brush and acrylic paint to add on the stripes, making sure that there is barely any paint on the brush.
- Clean up again if necessary.
- Add a layer of Glossy Glam.
I’m seriously so in love with these nails! I’ve been avoiding gradients because of the clean up, but the liquid latex has been a life saver. I’m looking forward to more of these shimmery gradients for Fall! Also, before I forget, the distressed stripes were inspired by this painting from Michael Chase (I totally didn’t do it justice so make sure to check out his work!)