Sunday, 27 April 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Something New

Hi guys, and welcome to another day of FingerFood's Theme Buffet.  The prompt for today is " try something new", which could be interpreted a few ways, but I chose to go with a new technique..........

So, I decided to try the distressed nail art technique, following this fabulous tutorial from Chalkboard Nails.
The neon colours I used were Color Club - Mrs Robinson, BYS - Pink Panic, and Pop Beauty - Radioactive and Brave.  The black I used was Sinful Colors - Black on Black. I think I could have done with adding a bit of thinner to BoB really, but it was tucked away and I didn't wan to ruin my base trying to get it, so I just worked with it.  Luckily for me, the slight goopiness of the black seemed to help it drag and pull, lending itself pretty well to this technique :)
This is another one of those things that I had been meaning to try for ages, but after a disastrous attempt on a false nail months ago, I kept putting it off.  I'm really glad I had a proper go though, I loved how this turned out.  Then again, I've never not loved a mani that included neon's and black, so that's hardly a surprise!
I'm looking forward to trying this technique with different colours, and I may even have a go at doing a monochrome version at some point.
I also want to say thanks to Sarah from Chalkboard Nails for making such an clear and easy tutorial :D

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have done for this weeks prompts in the thumbnails below.




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    1. thanks hun! thought this would be right up your alley :D xx

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  2. I absolutely love how this turned out! Great job! :)

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    1. aww, thanks hun! I'm looking forward to trying it again when my black isn't the consistency of treacle too :) xx

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  3. LOVE how this turned out. I'm glad you decided to give it a try again <3 It turned out amazing <3

    I've been contemplating trying out the distressed nail look ever since I came across the tutorial on Chalkboard Nails,but haven't had the courage yet.

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    1. Aww thank you so much hun! Go for it though, it's sooooooo much easier than it looks and really quick to do too. xx

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