Hello Lovely Ladies,
Yesterday I showed you two Shimmer Polish manicures created using the ziploc bag and polish technique.
Though this technique has been used by many other bloggers, I thought I would put together a super quick step-by-step photo tutorial in the hopes that it might be helpful for some of you
A FEW ADDITIONAL TIPS:
* This technique requires some pre-planning for the night before. Pick out the shade (shades) of polish for your ‘cutouts’ and paint a small portion of the ziploc bag the night before. I find that polish on the ziploc bag doesn’t dry as quickly as it does on your nails, you will have to wait a few hours (otherwise the polish will tear when you go to remove it from the ziploc bag).
EDIT: I was informed by one of my lovely readers, Kripa from Nail a Day, that if you let your nail polish dry for too long on the ziploc bag it will become too dry and chip… my overnight drying period worked out just fine, but it makes sense that longer than 24 hours could make the dried polish too dry to work with. Thank you for this helpful piece of advice Kripa
(the red polish I used is China Glaze With Love)
* The next day, pick a color to paint your nails with (below is Shimmer Polish Vanessa):
* if your base polish dries out before you are ready to add the nail-polish cutouts, add a thin layer of topcoat. Gently place the cutouts onto the nail (I used tweezers for more precision):
* you could cover this design with topcoat and be done. You could apply cutouts of a different colour (even overlapping a few areas) for a more intricate design.
I chose to use a dotting tool and add some black and white dots for the finished look:
I hope you found this mini-tutorial helpful.
I really like the crisp lines that you can create with this technique. You could use serrated/patterned scissors for a different touch as well:
Have a great rest of the weekend!
THANK YOU FOR READING!