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Twinsie Tuesday: Saran Wrap Manicure

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time again for Twinsie Tuesday. Today's theme is "Saran Wrap Mani", which sounds weird but is actually a really simple nail art technique that produces some super cool results.

You will need 3 things for the Saran wrap manicure- Saran Wrap (also known as plastic wrap or cling wrap), and then a polish for your base color and one for your top color.

Step 1- Paint your nails with your base color (I used China Glaze Rougish Red) and allow this to DRY COMPLETELY before moving on.
Step 2- Paint over your base color with your top color (in this case, China Glaze Sky High-top).
Step 3-While the top color is still wet, take a small, scrunched up ball of the plastic wrap and do one 'dab' on top of the wet polish. This will pull off some of the top color and reveal the base underneath. This method works best if you do one nail at a time (paint with top color, dab with plastic wrap, move on to next nail and repeat).

Here were my results:



As you can see, it gives you a pretty cool marble effect! I found that doing one good "dab" with the wrap gave me better results than repeatedly dabbing more than once. I love the idea of all the different color combos you can come up with using this technique. So simple and pretty!

Have you ever tried the 'Saran Wrap' mani?

Don't forget to see what the other ladies did this week:

Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
 Elizabeth at Did My Nails

Katherine at Haul of Fame


32 comments:

  1. I would've never thought to put these colors together! And how did you get yours to look so perfect!?

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    1. I owned a bathing suit YEARS ago, and it was a red/orange color with turquoise flowers...I was thinking of that with my color choices for today! Far from perfect! Hahahah I think it helped that I only did one good "smoosh/dab" with the wrap...i tried it differently on my thumb and i didn't like how it came out.

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  2. I love the colors together! They are so unique - and when I tried a Saran Wrap I dabbed it multiple times and it just became a blob. I ended up adding so many more layers to it just to make it look decent. Needless to say, it wasn't!

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  3. This looks great!! You and Rachel both tried techniques I didn't even know I could do. I have to try it this way the next time. Love the blue and red together.

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  4. This turned out great!!! It looks like a Superman mani!!

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  5. This looks great! I used little balls and dabbed repeatedly all over my nail.

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    1. Thanks Cordia! I love how yours came out...maybe it depends on the colors you use (as far as dabbing or not dabbing)?

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  6. These look SO cool, Maribeth! Like Jamie said, they're superhero nails!! =W=

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  7. Very cool color combo! I really love the effect it gives the manis.

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    1. Me too...so psyched about how easy this was too. I want to do tons more !

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  8. oh nice, I am going to try this!

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  9. This is so cool and gorgoeus!! :D I really need that blue! O_O

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    1. OMG, the blue is awesome. I haven't worn it alone yet and I MUST soon!

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  10. I have always loved these colors together!!!!

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  11. This is amazing! The colors were made for each other!

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  12. OK. That's it. Enough. That settles it!! I am doing my first saran mani this weekend. This is amazing Maribeth. Love the colors you chose!

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    1. OMG, I can't wait to see what you do! I'm sure it will be fabulous :)

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  13. love this combo! add some stars or white dots and it's great for the 4th of July :)

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