Here is just one coat of this polish:
|This looks exactly like a smooth rock! Such a perfect name.|
Since I only needed one coat (and since matte polishes typically have extremely fast dry times) I figured it was the perfect opportunity to use a nail art technique I had a dream about the other night. Yes, you read right. I've been having nail polish DREAMS! Are you kidding me? What is wrong with me? Ha! At least I know you guys can relate and understand :D
I was in that stage of sleep where you have just fallen asleep and you still feel awake, yet you know that you really are not- do you know what I mean? That stage is usually where I solve problems. Like, if I misplaced a set of keys and search all day with no luck, suddenly when I fall asleep I remember where they are. Have you had this happen before? Well, my dream the other night was that I used a (clean) disposable mascara wand dipped in nail polish to make designs on my nails. I don't recall seeing this done anywhere (please correct me if I'm wrong) so I don't think it was sitting in the back of my brain from seeing it somewhere else. No- I think the idea was planted when I spied the package of disposable mascara wands sitting, unused in my drawer. I had a fleeting thought of , "I need to use those for something" and that was it.
I needed to give it a try! I ripped off a small piece of tin foil to use as a "palette" for my colors (I used some of the China Glaze Summer Neons). I then dabbed the top part of my wand into the polish:
I then "smooshed" (technical term) the brush down to transfer the polish on my nail. I found that this worked best with a little pressure (fanning the bristles out a bit), so you need to make sure your base color is completely dry:
I can't decide if I'd call this "paint splatter" or "graffiti" or what? It reminds me of spray paint in some ways, so maybe I go with that?
It also reminded me of this rug (follow the source link to see full view):
You can purchase disposable mascara wands pretty cheap at any beauty supply (Sally's has them for as low as $2.99). The possibilities are endless! You can use as little or as much of the brush as you want, and use the brush in any direction, giving you the ability to make all sorts of different shapes and designs. I enjoyed the fact that I only needed to use one wand for this entire mani- more would seem wasteful to me. In addition to nail art (and mascara, obvs) these wands make great tools for grooming your eyebrows!
What would you call this? Do you ever dream about nail polish? (Please say yes!)