Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saran Wrap Marble

I just went to the dentist and I totally can't feel half of my face.

Luckily I only have to type this and not try to speak it while drooling all over myself. I have an earth-toned experiment with saran wrap to show you guys! I've been meaning to try this one for a while now and I am so glad I did, this is so super easy and nowhere near the mess of a splatter mani. Take a look at mah pretty marbles! (Ignore my dry hands, I was doing dishes when I was like "Oh crap go take pics before I ruin it!")






Polishes used:

  • Sally Hansen Salon Manicure base coat / Seche Vite top coat
  • Revlon Bare Bones
  • Sinful Colors This Is It
  • Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet

I am in love with how this came out! From far away it looks mostly minty then close up and it's all like BAM, LOOK AT ME I'M A PIECE OF AWESOME MARBLE! It reminds me of some of the most beautiful pieces of jasper stone that I saw at a bead show one time. I loves me some jasper stones. The clean up on this was a non-issue, I had less issue with it than a normal sponge gradient clean up. For those not familiar with the saran wrap technique, take a small piece of saran wrap and scrunch it up into a ball. Dip the ball into your color of choice and dab away! If I found that I used more than I would have liked I just dabbed at it with an un-dipped portion of my saran wrap and it made it nice and marbled again. This is sooooo super easy and I have no idea why I was ever afraid of it. There is really no wrong way to do it and I love methods like that because it makes my inner perfectionist go sit in the corner while the rest of me can just relax and have fun. I already know I will be doing this again with neons soon, I am super curious how less muted colors will look.

I hope you all are having a great week so far, I'm gonna go poke the numb side of my face until it stops making me laugh. It's gonna be a while.

21 comments:

  1. Love this one, it is gorgeous. I does look like marble...great color combo. I have to give this one a try. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks! I plan to try this with black/gray/white for more marble goodness. Definitely try it, it's fun!

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  2. Love this technique...should try it out.

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    1. Yes you should! It's so easy and gives such great results with any colors.

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  3. This sounds like a fun technique - will be trying this one! Looks great :)

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    1. Definitely! I hope you post on it if you do, I'd love to see it ^_^

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  4. It looks like antique. Very pretty.

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    1. Doesn't it? I showed my husband and I was all "Look I'm the Statue of Liberty!!" and he didn't get it. He just gave me that look like I'd been inhaling too much polish fumes.

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    1. The more the merrier! I'd love to see pics of how it turns out!

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  6. this is such a neat idea! i LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out! i might have to steal this idea from you if you don't mind :)

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    1. Steal away! I forget where I originally saw this but I'll have to go dig around and post it for everyone on Friday, cause this is so not my own idea.

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  7. These. Look. AWESOME! I've been meaning to try this forever too, but seriously, next mani I'm going to do this. I always like Bare Bones, but the whole colour combo is a great choice--it looks like pretty, jaded marble!

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    1. Thank you! I'm kind of surprised how much I fell in love with a neutral color that wasn't gray but man I love Bare Bones too. I wish I took pics when I put matte top coat on this cause it was sooo soft and pretty, alas I am a doofus >.<

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    2. Haha, that's exactly what I was thinking--I gotta try matte coating this sucker! Unfortunately I just had to nurse my Bare Bones with some thinner, so I need to let that even out a little while before I can use it. Still going to pick some other colours and go for it, though, and if it works at all I'll be sure to drop a link back here. ;)

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhh these are so freaking pretty!

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    1. Why thank you! I have to say I was really sad to see those go.

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  9. these are absolutely amazing!!! i loveeeee them! great job!

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    1. Thank you! I think next time I'll have to do purple ones for you haha

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  10. This is gorgeous! It reminds me of antique copper and jadeite! ♥

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    1. Thanks! I was secretly hoping it would come across like some nice metal and stone, I'm glad it worked ^_^

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