I've wanted to try this technique since The Nail Buff first posted it. http://thenailbuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/opi-lincoln-park-after-dark-with.html. Apparently so do about 500 other people. This manicure, was like a phenomena on Pinterest getting about 500 re-pins in 24 hrs. My most re-pinned image for sure. So, I knew I wanted to use it for one of these challenges and I thought ahead to make my rainbows like this. I also put up a tutorial, click under the "tutorials" tab on my main page :)
This method works by actually letting your polish (already dispensed on a plastic plate) get sticky and stringy! It was a lot of work and needed a lot of clean up, but oh man! I adore the end result!!
Here are a few photos of the finished manicure BEFORE the top coat went on. I think it looks totally cool this way, but I knew it would get ruined if I didn't put Seche Vite, fast dry top coat on it! And even with the fast dry...this took a loooong time to dry.
The following photos are with top coat. Two coats actually.
I'm experimenting with back ground...do you prefer the dark back ground, or the lighter one?
Again, dark background or lighter one?
Here's the challenge that I've been working on and this was clearly #5, A rainbow after the storm.
Here are the links to the other ladies who have finished their rainbow!
Thanks for reading!! Have a good night :)