As a nail artist, I have a few obsessions: polish, cuticle and hand care, and nail art supplies. I am constantly on the lookout for all sorts of tools – anything that will aid my art! And I have tons of tools and accessories in my stash – brushes, dotting tools, you name it! There are a few accessories – I’m not sure if I should call them tools or implements or aids or what! – that I find myself coming back to again and again. They make my nail art life easier and happier. Liquid Palisade and Nail Vinyls! Liquid Palisade has become a really important aid in my nail art; I almost never do a gradient or water marble without it. Nail Vinyls are also really handy, and make everything that I would try to do with striping tape about 1000% easier. So, today, I am thankful for the tools that allow my creativity to more easily flow. Thank you, Nail Vinyls and Liquid Palisade!
I’ve done a tutorial to show you how I achieved this awesome water spotting + chevron look, using Liquid Palisade and Nail Vinyls.
First, start by applying two coats of your favorite polish. I’m using Zoya Dita. Apply Liquid Palisade around your cuticles, and on a wider zone of your finger (since you’ll be dipping in water!). I applied the Liquid Palisade under the back of my finger, too.
This is the fun part! Spray some hairspray into the cup. It will start separating into blobs (like you see above), and then it will form lots of little pockets or bubbles. Dip your fingers into the cup, nails down, and then slowly lift them out.
Wait for your mani to dry – either on its own, or by adding some quick dry top coat to speed things up. Next, apply Nail Vinyls on your accent fingers (or all of them, it would look cool, too!). Be sure to press down at the edges so no polish can seep underneath.
And now the fun part! I am giving away a selection of Nail Vinyls and a tube of Liquid Palisade to one lucky winner! Be sure to enter below for your chance to win.
Rules and restrictions:
- This giveaway is open Internationally.
- Must be 18 or older to win.
- I will contact the winner within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours after being contacted, another name will be drawn.
- Ends on November 25, 2014 at midnight MST.
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And finally, where would I be without my Digital Dozen sisters? Be sure to check out what they’re thankful for today, too!