I actually did this look a couple weeks back, as you'll be able to tell if you pay attention to the length and shape of my nails, but I wanted to do a bit more playing and research before I revealed it. I haven't seen anyone else use this particular technique, so I'm calling it an acetone wash. It could be considered a variation of the watercolor technique, but the key difference here is that this technique lets gravity do all the work - I don't manipulate the polish with any tools except the acetone.
Basically this melty look is comprised of this month's Tri-Polish colors, plus a matte topcoat and some black rhinestones.
|L-R: Models Own Bubblegum, Purple Haze, Toxic Apple|
When the SV was dry, I placed smallish dabs of Toxic Apple on my nails, working one-by-one. Before the dab dried, I dribbled acetone over the nail with a pipette and let the dripping solvent thin out and move the polish around. I repeated with dabs of Purple Haze and Bubblegum again if necessary.
When I was satisfied with the coverage and the polish had dried (which didn't take long because it had been thinned down by the acetone), I added the OPI Matte topcoat and stuck on the rhinestones while it was still wet.
I am digging the very fluorescent and lava-lamp look that came out of this technique, especially down towards the tip of each nail as the colors really started running together and swirling.
I am definitely going to continue playing with this technique to see what other kinds of results I can achieve. I would love to hear what you think!
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.I hope you're all having a great day, and I'll see ya soon!