MANI MONDAY: Holo & Créme Fluid Nail Art

by - August 20, 2018

Hey guys! I know blog posts have been a little bit sparse lately, but real life has been incredibly busy and I've had to do a little bit of priority shifting. However, I promise that I'm going to be getting back to a regular posting schedule very soon (hopefully this week, in fact!) so keep an eye out for not only more nail content, but also lots of other beauty content! For today, though, let's focus on the nails, shall we? I absolutely love fluid art and I love love love that I've been able to get that look on my nails using the Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coats - which are unfortunately no longer available, but I'm holding out hope that the brand will see the value in releasing another collection of these babies!

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The thing that I love about using the Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coats to create fluid nail art is that you have basically total freedom with what you're going to create. I decided this week to go with a strongly purple mani - which was admittedly significantly based on wanting to use Great Lakes Laquer - In Brightness, which is one of my favorite polishes in my collection. 

Using my Born Pretty Store nail art mat, I started by laying down a fairly thick layer of essie Gel Couture in Once Upon A Time, which is a weird bluish lavender créme shade. Next, I added dots and swipes of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Great Lakes Lacquer in In Brightness, and Pahlish in Issun-Boshi to get a good mix of purple tones and enough holo to show through. Next, I added my transforming top coats. I started with a couple of swipes of Punk The Town and then added some blobs of Purpunk. To get these to actually transform, I find it works best to fold the mat onto itself and gently press the polishes together. Once you lay the mat flat again, you'll immediately start to see the cells form and every decal will be different. 

If you're interested in learning more about the process I use to make these decals, head over to this post which goes into much greater depth about how I use the polishes.  

One thing with fluid art in general is that you're going to end up with really, really interesting parts of a piece and others that aren't so interesting, and with this nail technique I'm able to choose my favorite part of the decal and apply it to my nails. I've learned this from my best friend, who happens to be a really amazing fluid artist who makes beautiful wearable art from the best bits of paintings she does as well as wall art that is absolutely stunning. I highly recommend you head over to her Etsy shop DodoAndWalrus and check out her pieces. If you like the color combination I used for this mani, I would particularly recommend checking out this pendant in very much the same colour scheme. 

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