Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Saran Wrap Manicure

Finally, some nail art I'm not embarrassingly terrible at! Yes, this week's TT theme--a saran wrap mani--marks probably the first time we've had a nail art challenge that I'm not ashamed to post. A saran wrap mani is where you use--you guessed it--saran wrap to create a marbled pattern on your nails. All you do is dab some scrunched up saran wrap onto some wet polish and voila!

For my take, I used China Glaze Creative Fantasy as my base, then alternating nails of Lime Crime Lavendairy and Lime Crime Pastelchio as my second layer. I'd never done a saran wrap mani before, but the whole process was easy and surprisingly non-messy. I'm actually pretty pleased with the results!

Okay, so it's not all that impressive, but "not all that impressive" is a big step above my usual abilities. I do think this mani looks better in person than how it photographs, but still, Jackson Pollock I am not.

Are you a fan of saran wrap manis? I'm a fan of anything that can fool myself and others into thinking that I'm somewhat competent at nail art. ;) Be sure to check out the other TT saran wrap manis below!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Jenn at All That Is Gorgeous
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It


  1. This is AWESOME! I love that you did bright colors over black. How genius!

  2. I'll have to try this type of mani, I've never done it before, but I like it.

  3. Hahaha Jackson Pollock...I love the colors you chose!!!

  4. I love the colors you chose, they are so fun! Love this :)

  5. Beautiful combination, Chelsea! I love the bright, pretty pastels, and they look awesome over black!

    1. No, wait, it's a deep, grape purple underneath--I like it!!

  6. I think this looks great! I love your color choice!!

  7. Very pretty!! :D I seriously need to get some Lime Crime polishes; they look awesome!!

  8. These colors go together so well! Love it!


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