Chalkboard Nails is doing a 31 day nail art challenge, and I thought I'd kick-start my posting by taking part. Here's the full challenge list:
Day 4 is green nails, so I decided to pull out some polishes from my yet-to-be-used stash and have a go at a technique I've never done before: sugar spun nails. I used this tutorial by The Nailasaurus.
(Speaking of yet-to-be-used stashes - I saw someone proclaim on their blog that they were quite into nail polish, and as proof they offered up the size of their collection: 30 bottles of polish! While I agree that they're definitely a polish fan, I had to laugh, because my yet-to-be-used stash alone is easily over 30 bottles of polish! I know that quite a number of bloggers have multiple helmers full of polish. It's a whole different scale in the nail blogging community, for sure.)
For this manicure, I used a base of Revlon's Emerald City, which has a matte suede finish, and I used Chi Chi's Relax! Don't Do It and Maybelline's Green Park for the sugar spun drizzles.
The good: the texture of these nails is lovely, and I do like the look.
The bad: it took a long time for the polish to become goopy enough to even vaguely form threads, and it still wasn't quite right when I used it, as you can see by the thick lines. It's not exactly sugar-spun, but more of a Jackson Pollock effect. I'm not sure what went wrong (too dry? too wet?), but as a result it took quite a while to dry, and I'm still concerned about sheet marks.