@keeponpolish: To make it a bit clearer for you guys I will explain a few important steps.
After applying a no wipe top coat after the base color, cure it under either a LED or UV lamp.
Next apply your powder, i chose holographic but you can for sure use chrome or multichrome powders!
And after applying the powder then apply small drops of a gel top coat then cure again.
When it’s cured use rubbing alcohol or something similar to remove the excess powder onto the nail. The powder which is underneath the top coat drops won’t come off. So the excess powder will come off since it’s not cured under gel top coat! 👍💅🏻
The holiday times are drawing near, and the gift DIYs are coming in! It’s really easy to buy someone a gift from the store, but when you’re on a budget and want to get something thoughtful, it’s more fun to DIY the gift!
Mug DIYs as a gift are super easy and awesome because everyone uses cups and you can customize it in many ways! I saw a lot of cute mug DIYs, but they either involved Oil-Based sharpies or stickers I just didn’t have the time to get!
With a quick stop at the local dollar store and a bit of raiding through your make-up bag, you can make this really amazing, expensive-looking mug!
DIY WATERCOLOR-EFFECT MUGS
WHAT YOU”LL NEED
Ceramic mug (any shape or size)
Nail Polish - preferably 2+ colors
HOW TO MAKE IT
Fill the container with warm water - make sure it’s not filled all the way, so the water won’t spill over when you dip the cup in!
Pour some of your nail polish colors in the container one at a time. (I used two, but I can see it working with more colors!)
Note: for me, the nail polish got on the container, and I had to toss it out. Make sure it’s a disposable container!
Use the toothpick to mix the colors into an interesting pattern one stroke at a time! (the nail polish is thick and won’t mix together if you don’t stir too much)
Dip your cup into the mixture - I stayed away from dipping the top where people drink
Optional - Use the toothpick to design with the clumps of nail polish on the mug or left in the container for extra customization!
Ideas - You can drag the clumps downward into a spiked design like the pink or dot them around into flowers like the blue!
Let dry for 2-3 hours.
Hand wash these only! Otherwise, put on some dishwash safe Mode Podge as a sealant.
The mug will smell like nailpolish afterwards obviously, but with a good (careful) wash, the smell should go away.
Wrap these mugs up, and now you have the coolest mug gift ever! ♥
IDEA: Wrap them with hot cocoa mix (and marshmallows?!), coffee, or tea bags for those special friends!!
Foil Effect Nail Art.
In my last post, I showed you some Mariposa and Kozmic Coulors mini nail polish sets I found for $5. So here’s one of the looks I came up with using these shimmer polishes that have a real special foil-like effect. Over a black base, I just dabbed a small amount of polish of various colours in a random fashion.
I really love this look. It’s really flashy and festive. And it looks just like foil paper without the hassle. Hope you like it.