onsdag den 5. august 2020

Nail Art Challenge #2 - When Colours Collide: Mint, pastel pink and gold

5th of July was the next date for the When Colours Collide challenge and I was going to go outside my comfort zone 'cause I don't wear pink or gold that often. Besides that I of course had to throw myself into an entirely new nail art technique.

I have seen fluid nail art on occasion in my instagram feed and since I also shop extremely frequently at Polish Pickup I have also seen that Baroness X has started to make polishes to use specifically for fluid nail art. But I do not own any polish that will make this challenge any easier so I started to research and found out that Kyong Lee has a youtube channel where she has all sorts of fluid nail art tutorials. There I found she has created her own clear polish to use mixing a clear nail polish with Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz hair serum. And somehow I instantly knew this would not be available here in Denmark - so I did an ingredients search to see which components in the serum would match any of my own hair products. The two main ingredients in the product are cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol both are types of silicone. And I am happy to report that I had a product with both as main ingredients: Inecto Smooth Me Coconut hair serum.

I followed the instructions in her video and within a couple of minutes I had a working fluid art clear nail polish. And then I started to play with it. It took me a couple of tries before I got it to make cells that were visible, I just kept on adding drops of my fluid nail art polish to the drops of the other colours. I used a piece of acetate to mix the colours on and ended up with enough to make several decals. Then I cut them out with patterned scissors and painted my nails in base colours to match the decals.

Base colours: 
Mint Green: Pretty Serious Bunny Foo Foo (for some reason it draws blue insted of green in my picture)
Pastel Pink: Paint Box Polish Fragola
Gold: Guerlain Divinora 00

Fluid Art Colours:
Mint Green: Morgan Taylor Mint Chocolate Chip
Pastel Pink: nails inc. oxford circus
Golds: Guerlain Divinora 00 and YSL Manicure Couture nail polish duo 03 (the gold polish)

And the collage where all the manis are collected together:

I was really happy with the outcome of this and will probably do fluid nail art again soon. I have bought some Baroness X fluid nail art polishes from the Girly Bits preorder in June so those will be arriving some time in September - I have a PPU rewind order on hold with Pam and will have a enormous shipment coming this way then, haha. Be sure to keep an eye out for that post.

See you soon.