That’s a big Buffy-ism – tacking a “Y” onto the end of any word, not to describe a thing, but the general state of a thing. So this manicure, which looks like a purple gemstone caught somewhere between an amethyst and a tanzanite, definitely qualifies as an entry in the suffix chapter of Buff’s Good Guide to Grammar. The little round studs up by my cuticles are natural seashell gems I picked up from Daily Charme. They come in all sorts of colours and mimic the look of natural gemstones. I liked these blue/purple stones best, so that’s why they came home with me!
I did these nails using exactly the same marbling technique as this manicure from the other day. I just switched up the polishes, using three purple lacquers (a pale lilac creme, a chromatic periwinkle and a deep purple holo), highlighting the “fissures” with a glittery purple topper. Aw man, I’m really going to have to do that tutorial now, as these are too easy to keep to myself, but also just a touch too hard to describe simply with words. You know, in a grammar-y-type fashion. 😉 Keep a look out for that one in the coming days, should you be interested in how to create a super high impact, ultra low effort mani.
News to no one.
But I may have found them again with this nifty, super effective manicure that was so criminally easy, I almost hesitate to tell you how I created that cool marbled effect, lest you think I’m a totally unimaginative sod (why, I never!)
But okay, here goes, a mini tutorial, for what it’s worth.
Step 1: Paint your nails to opacity with a basic white creme.
Step 2: Once dry, take a small dotting tool and, using just a pink creme, a pale blue creme and a yellow creme, dip it lightly first into one polish (say, the pink) and then another (this time the blue) and then dot onto your nails in a random fashion. What you’ll be left with is a small marbled dot that’s a little pink, a little blue and a little purple combination of the two.
Step 3: Repeat with the pink and yellow polishes (which produce a pretty, coral-y orange) and the yellow and blue polishes (which, of course, produce green.)
Step 4: Top with a layer of high gloss topcoat such as Seche Vite. Then sit back and marvel at this magnificent mani that took next to no work! Marbles found.
My friend WonderfulWolf did some very cool geode-type nails today, which in turn inspired me to rock out with my mani out – emphasis on the “rock.” 😉 This pretty and ever so simple marbled manicure makes great use of the cling wrap technique, to which I added fine gold filaments, like precious, glittering gems trapped in the stone. Rock on!