31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 14 : Saran Wrap Manicure

As usual, I am waiting until the last possible second to complete my manicure for today’s challenge. I had good intentions of getting it done very early, but I completely forgot that I was getting some windows replaced in my place so I got wrapped up in moving stuff. In fact, I had to move my bed which weighs about a ton. The mattress alone weighs more than a hippo so I am glad my brother helped me. While the guys were replacing the windows in both bedrooms–and walking around my cream colored carpet with their dirty shoes!!–I started watching The Walking Dead on Netflix. Wowsa that show is good! Anyway, in the middle of all that the mailman came and I got some awesome polish.

Aren’t these amazing?!?!?! Thank you, Sabrina! Since I was having a hard time deciding what polishes to use for my saran wrap manicure, I immediately zeroed in on two Kikos.

For my base color, I used Kiko Periwinkle Violet #337.

Kiko Periwinkle Violet #337 Swatch          Kiko Periwinkle Violet #337 Swatch

This polish is perfection in a bottle. It is creamy, opaque in 2 coats and dries SUPER CRAZY shinny. I really like the Kiko brush so I had very minor clean up to do.

For the saran wrap part, I was a little scared because I have never tried this method before and I didn’t want to ruin my beautiful mani with a crappy saran wrap job. lol Well, I headed over to Nicole‘s blog and copied her tutorial.

Kiko Periwinkle Violet #337 Kiko Cerulean Blue #295 Saran Wrap          Kiko Periwinkle Violet #337 Kiko Cerulean Blue #295 Saran Wrap

I used Kiko Cerulean Blue #295  and a ball of saran wrap to apply the color over Periwinkle Violet. I absolutely adore how this turned out because it is super subtle, and I love how the two colors compliment each other.

So what do you think of my saran wrap manicure? Have you tried this before? I have seen two  methods: one where you pick up the color with the saran wrap and them apply it on your nails and the other where you apply the second color directly on the nail and use the saran wrap ball to pick up some of the wet polish. I wonder if one works better than the other. If you have tried both, let me know which method you prefer.

Thanks for visiting today and don’t forget to check out the manicures created by the other challenge participants.

Nicole – Polish Me, Please!

Jessica – Once Upon A Polish

Ave – Polish Pixelle

Alaina – The Little Canvas


14 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 14 : Saran Wrap Manicure

  1. I really love this this effect because it’s a pretty simple marble like effect. I haven’t done a full manicure but I have played with it a bit. Lovely manicure.

    1. Thanks so much! I am really happy with how this came out, for once. 🙂 I will definitely be trying this method with more contrasting colors in the future.

  2. Oh god don’t get me started on The Walking Dead. I was never into any zombie type stuff until I watched the first episode and I’ve been hooked since day one. I’m a baby about it though and freak out a lot and get anxiety, but I still love it 🙂
    I haven’t tried saran wrap nails yet, I like the colors you chose for yours. They blend really well together and actually look like marble.
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    I am also jealous of your haul from France!
    My brother said he never got into The Walking Dead, yet he is OBSESSED with the computer game and people are always talking about it, so I think I may need to get into it. He would approve because it is at least not a reality show, haha.

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