Sunday, 12 August 2012

My one and only summer manicure: One Girl's Go At Saran Wrap, Pool Nails And Her Quest To Have The Longest Title For A Nail Blog Post Ever. Just Beacause. It's also a less weird thing to do than covering you nails with 50+ coats of polish. Remember that? I do. It was well worth it. I wonder if I could have written my post in the title? So I don't really like summer...

So I don't really like summer. I don't like heat, humidity, and the sun in general.  In my ideal world summer would not exist... and winter also wouldn't exist (minus on Christmas eve and ONE day in January but they would have to be one of those postcard snow fall days). 

Anyways the other day I saw Criminal Nails post.  She did pool nails using Saran Wrap. I decided I needed to do this.  Which is a surprise seeing as I go swimming in a pool maybe once every year(I actually like swimming just not what it does to my skin and hair). But it looked so neat.

My base was the turquoise by Essence, You Belong To Me.  Then I got a piece of Saran Wrap, scrunched it up and dipped it in a bit of Sally Hansen's pacific blue.  Then like you would when you are sponging.  I sponged/blotted it on. Easy as pie.  Alternatively after putting on your base coat you can cover it will a full coat of you second colour (like Criminal Nails did) and then blot it while the second coat of polish is still wet.

I thought it came out very summery.  It reminded me of a pool when the sun was shining through the water (What's that?  Do I hear heat rash?).  I really loved how this turned out.  I think I'll give it a go with other colour combos!  I'm also going to say these are Olympic pool nails.  There, now it's more topical.



 Love the bit of light on these last two nail shots.  Looks it really look like a sparkling pool.
 I covered part of a broken laptop protector and now I can throw polish and whatnot over it and replace the paper when it gets too dirty.  It's also nice and flat.

9 comments:

  1. This blog post title is EPIC! LOL!!!!!! I really love this mani it's bluetiful!

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  2. i hate summer and winter too! I wish i could be fall 24/7! i love your nails, they look just like water!

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    1. Thanks! Fall and Spring have some of the best weather imo! :)

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  3. I love these! It does look like a pool, so coool. Also I dislike summer but I love winter, I like being cold....hahahah

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    1. Thank you! I can't with the cold. My hands and feet are usually pretty cool but in the winter they are freezing (I have a cool trick though where I put my hand on somebody's arm while they are wearing a sweater and watch them as they feel the cold of my hands going through the sweater).

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  4. Ahh how can you hate Summer?!! That is just crazy talk! I mean, I hate how it's been over 100 degrees these past few weeks, BUT STILL...anyways, your olympic pool mani looks great and festive lol

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    1. Thank!!! And it's easy to hate when you're super prone to heat rash. I'm pretty sure I hate a lot of things most people like :P

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  5. Awww your mani turned out perfect! :D Totally swimming pool nails ^^

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