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August 23, 2011

This one takes some time with all of the layers (they definitely need to completely set between colors) but the effect is neat.  I did two layers each in Orly Viridian Vinyl, Retro Red and Old School Orange (from their Plastix mini set), then went in with a Q-tip and some nail polish remover to brush-roll some spots away from the topcoat down jawbreaker-style.  It’s a neat effect but I’d probably do fewer layers next time to keep the finished nail a little more well rounded out.

Orly Viridian Vinyl

Orly Plastix

Orly Old School Orange

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11 Responses

  1. Olivia C. says:

    That’s so awesome! You always come up with the coolest ideas! :D

  2. This looks great. I loved the colors you choose and the effect is awesome! I did a similar thing on my nail art wheel but haven’t tried it on my real nails yet. But I did it differently. I painted my base nail with two coats of a dark chocolate brown color. Then I painted two coats of a light blue color on top of that. I wanted FOREVER for it to dry like over night. The next day I came back with a nail file and I lightly buffed the blue polish with the file in random spots. The brown eventually showed through. It was like a rustic distressed design. I loved it. I need to do it on my nails! I am just scared too because of the dry time.

  3. the nerd says:

    Ohmigosh a file!! That sounds awesome, check you out with the great ideas! Did you post the wheel on your site and I missed it? And yeah, the dry time totally sucks — I guess if you’ve got a night where you’re sitting at home just watching TV that’d be the one. I started these last night and finished in the morning, it’s a PROCESS.

  4. Beanie says:

    this is A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! i loove how this looks and aehjfrljsrg i don’t even know what to say lol! i also love that idea up there (down there?) about using the nail file. the colors you picked are so perfect together, i’m so jealous of this mani!!!

  5. Beanie says:

    oops, don’t know why that posted the top twice.sorry!

  6. the nerd says:

    No worries Beanie, all fixed — and I know, right?! File! Whodda thunk! If we all put our brains together, think of the power…. ;)

  7. Kejal says:

    wow!! this is a brilliant idea to get a good contrast on nails other than cracking. i love the effect!!

  8. So creative, I love it.

  9. KarenD says:

    What a fun look!

  10. Meg says:

    That’s really interesting. It looks almost like burns, or something.

  11. That is really neat!! I’ve never seen anything like that before! :)

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