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June 16, 2011
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I like the wildcard of this effect: just pucker your lips and blow, it comes out differently every time.  Started with a 2 coat base of Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl then dipped the tip of a straw in Essie After Sex and blew onto the nail.

There really isn’t much to worry about in the “how to” department — it’s a straw and you blow through it, the end. ┬áThe quicker you burst the air out of the straw (or empty pen cartridge if you want a little more focused of a spray) the more streaky and splattery it gets… if you just sort of puff the blob of nail polish out you get more of a solid cover (see my ring finger).

Taping off your fingers is pretty critical for the mess it makes, but the end result is fascinating to stare at.

Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl

Essie After Sex

 

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3 Responses

  1. Katherine says:

    I thought it would be a lot harder than this thx for the breakdown :D

  2. Marice says:

    That’s an awesome trick! Thanks for sharing- I’ll have to use this for Halloween!

  3. Karen says:

    “Blood curdling” design for Halloween or even a Gothic themed party! I’m wondering if you could get nearly the same results using a cosmetic sponge and dotting tool??

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