I’ve been wanting to try a saran wrap mani for a while, but it seemed like it would be kind of messy, and I avoid messy manicures at all costs. Which is why you don’t see many water marbles on this blog. Well, that, and the fact that I’m really bad at them. Anyway, I finally did a saran wrap mani (you can find tutorials on youtube if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and here it is. It wasn’t nearly as messy as I thought it would be.
I used Essie Penny talk and China Glaze Exotic Encounters. I knew I wanted to use a metallic to get that antique look, and Penny Talk was perfect. The green was a great accent, and the combination reminds me of old copper. I only used one coat of Penny Talk, so it did kind of come off a little bit, but I think in this case it adds to the effect. Definitely do two coats of base color if you don’t like any naked nail showing, though.
I really like the saran wrap effect, and I will definitely be trying other combinations. What do you think? Is this something you’ll be trying?