Wednesday, February 6, 2013
E is for e.l.f. and Elephant
Howdy, everyone! Time for another ABC Challenge manicure! This week's letter is "E". I had a hard time coming up with something to do. I knew I wanted to add some nail art this week, rather than doing just a swatch (not that there's anything wrong with swatching, I was just feeling creative!). I ended up doing a google search for "things that start with e" lol It worked out alright...here's what I got:
"E" is for Elephant! Isn't he cute?! I've named him George :) I started here with 2 coats of Sinful Colors Smokin' (a dark grey creme) on every nail but the accent, there I started with 2 coats of e.l.f.'s Misty Haze (a light blue/grey creme). I wanted to get a sort of elephant skin look to my non-accent nails, so I used a saran wrap technique. After Smokin' had dried, I applied a coat of Misty Haze and then dabbed it with a bunched up piece of saran wrap. The polish sticks to the saran wrap and lifts off the nail creating a wrinkle or marble pattern. After Misty Haze dried, I repeated the process with e.l.f.'s Desert Haze (a beige nude creme). I recommend at least 2 coats of top coat with this technique as the saran wrap tends to leave things bumpy.
George was created with a Sharpie, some black striping polish, a white nail art pen and Sinful Colors' Soul Mate (a salmon pink creme). I'm pretty proud of him, as he turned out so much better than I expected.
If you get a moment, go check out the other ladies participating in the ABC Challenge. You can find them via the thumbnails at the bottom of the post.
Thanks so much for reading!