New week, new challenge themes! I seem to choose always the second theme to do first and that's the case this week also as I decided to start with the Abstract theme. I didn't have clear vision about this manicure, just that I felt like I wanted to use some neons to bright up the day and I wanted to combine them with some muted base color.
So I started this manicure with two coats of Essie Take It Outside. Then I did some drag marbling over a plastic (tutorial for this technique here) with China Glaze Japanese Koi and Color Club Peace, Love & Polish and East Austin. This time I did the drag marbling a bit differently as I wanted to just add some abstract neon parts on my nail but also still see the base color, so I first applied a generous coat of regular top coat (I used a Dermosil one) over the plastic and then I added just one drop of each polish and then dragged them around with a toothpick.
I waited for the drag marblings to dry a bit over the plastic, then I just removed them with a orange stick, then cut them to fit my nails and then applied them on my nails with the help of top coat. Finally I wanted to add some sparkle to the manicure, so I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust.
Even without a clear vision at the beginning, I think this mani turned out really great. I'm always in love with combo of some muted neutral and neons, and it worked perfectly this time too! This was really simple and fun manicure to do and I love it. I should really do more of these abstract things as then you have quite much freedom and the mani doesn't have to look exactly same on each nail.
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Essie Take It Outside (2 coats), China Glaze Japanese Koi, Color Club East Austin, Color Club Peace, Love & Polish
Top coat: Zoya Armor and Fast Drops
How about you, do you guys like abstract nail art?