Saran Wrap Manicure Tutorial

As promised, here's a quick tutorial for the saran wrap manicure!

So, as a reminder, here's what the final manicure looked like:

And here's what you need for the manicure:
So the only things you need are:
Your favorite base and top coat 
(I'm using Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and Mereneid Top It All Top Coat in this manicure)
The two polishes you want to use
(I used OPI GoldenEye and I Love Nail Polish Fall Semester)
and of course the plastic wrap (any plastic wrap will do!)

1. Paint your nails with your base coat and your choice of base color. Let it dry completely.
2. When your base color is completely dry, paint your nails with the second color one nail at the time. You can use quite generous coat and it doesn't matter if it doesn't cover completely.
3. While the polish is still wet, take a piece of the plastic wrap, make something like a ball out of it and then dab with the ball a few times over that wet polish
4. Some of the polish is supposed to stick to the plastic wrap and you are left with a nail where you can see some of your base color and some of your top color.
5. Remeber to add a coat of top coat to seal of your design and make everything smooth. Also of course clean up around your cuticles if you have made any mess.
Then repeat the steps 2 to 5 on each nail and you're done!

This is really easy technique to create some simple nail art and you can find everything you need for this in every household if you just have some polish and plastic wrap. And of course you also have unlimited choises of different color combos!


  1. This turned out great. I love the green and gold combo. I don't know why but I've tried this twice and mine turned out with large patches of color like spots on a dog instead of the mottled look yours has. I couldn't get my wrap to crinkle. So mine came out with blobs instead. Weird right? I didn't have saran wrap so I was using a plastic sandwich baggie. Maybe it's not flexible enough like the cling wrap is? I'm going to keep trying because I love this look so much.

    1. Thank you! :)

      It might be because you weren't using saran wrap, I think this might need quite flexible wrap in order to work, but I'm not sure. I think I tried once with some other plastic baggie that wasn't a wrap and it didn't work so well, so you should definitely try this with actual wrap. :)