Monday, August 12, 2013

Guest Post by Nail Polish Wars: Sunsational Syrup Skittles

Happy Monday friends! I am lucky to have another fab guest post to show you today. Nicole writes the blog Nail Polish Wars that shows off her great photography and beautiful nails. She also has an awesome indie nail polish brand called Elixir Lacquers, some of which I've shown you in previous posts. She is a great businesswoman and a wonderful blogger. Be sure to follow her to check out what she's got coming up! Thank you Nicole!


Hi everyone! I'm Nicole from Nail Polish Wars,and I'm so excited to be hanging out over here in Kellie Gonzo's corner of the polish world!! I thought I'd do a Sunsational Syrup Skittle mani for you!

I started off with three coats of the cremes from the China Glaze Sunsational Collection. From thumb to pinky, I used Sun of a Peach, You Drive Me Coconuts, Too Yacht to Handle, Neon & On & On, and That's Shore Bright. I followed with one coat of SV.

I then used complimenting jellies from the same Sunsational Collection for the syrup gradients. I did this by applying one thin coat just below the cuticle line, a second thin coat a bit lower, and a third thin coat a bit lower than that. From thumb to pinky: Shell-o, Are You Jelly?, Keepin' It Teal, Heat Index, and Isle See You Later. I followed with another coat of SV.

To add a little pizzazz, I applied one coat of Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan, followed by one final coat of SV.

While it may seem that may have been a ridiculous amount of polish layers, it really isn't! All of the coats applied are very thin, so you won't have to worry about thickness or extended drying times.

I absolutely love the end result! I can't wait to try mixing and matching colors for this technique!!

I saw this gradient method used on Rebecca Likes Nails earlier this summer, I knew I had to try it!!

I really hope you enjoyed my guest post! I had so much fun creating it for you all!!

Happy Painting!

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