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I am so pleased to have the honor of participating in this year’s piCture pOlish BlogFest! The theme is “Year of the Blogger.” This 24 hour nail art extravaganza takes place on the interwebs with bloggers all over the world – and best of all, there are prizes to be won!
One award will be chosen, through likes on the Pinterest board linked above, by YOU!!! One award will be chosen through votes by participants, and one will be given out by the two lovely ladies of piCture pOlish, Jules and Megs!
Winners get to collaborate on shades of polish with PP! How cool would that be! I’m drooling just thinking about it!
I was sent three colors by piCture pOlish to play around with, create a manicure, and bring you a step by step tutorial.
My shades were o’hara – for the Scarlett in all of you! marine – deeper & deeper see the blue sea, and nude – dare to bare flash some flesh. Oh, what fun I had playing with these! I will probably show you some other nail art using them in the days to come…
I began by painting my nails with Nude and allowing them to COMPLETELY dry. I cut triangles out of plain old Scotch tape as shown above…
…and stuck them on my nail to form wicked spikes! Although I’ve seen something similar done by Nailside, this was my first attempt!
I painted my tips using O’Hara, making sure the tape was snug before painting all the exposed nail.
I peeled the tape off RIGHT AWAY (this is the key to getting clean lines, don’t wait for the polish to dry!) and voila!
After waiting for that polish to dry (you don’t want to peel the polish off with the next layer of tape!), I applied triangles of tape again, this time overlapping the spikes as shown above. Keeping the lines even is the hardest part of this! I painted that section with Marine and peeled the tape off right away again.
Squee! I love the way these turned out. My accent nail is simply one (YES ONE!) coat of O’Hara with topcoat and three nail art spikes glued on. The spikes are from Selena of PinkURock.com!
I used 3 thin, easy coats of Nude to reach full, even coverage on my nails, but both O’Hara and Marine were easy one-coaters!
I used the same technique on my thumb, but spaced the spikes out to create…teeth? An EKG reading? Who knows!
A HUGE thank you to piCture pOlish for selecting me to participate in this contest and receive these lovely colors to try out and create with! Please let me know if you try this technique, there are so many things you can do with it! And if you ever want to be able to own a truly WICKED shade of piCture pOlish, I will need your help! Head over and vote!
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