Monday, June 18, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays: Grunge Nails


Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays are where we re-create manis from different blogs or pictures we have "pinned" on Pinterest, and link back to the original blogger!

This week I decided to try the Grunge Nail effect. Mine turned out more gory and bloody looking (perfect zombie nails) rather than cute and awesome! But I still like them! And in person they don't look as gory! :)

A slightly different angle of them. I used four different polishes. The green that you see is A England Dragon (I recycled this mani! Yeah me!), Then The bright pink is Finger Paints Leonardo Da Vin-Pink. The purple on top is China Glaze Urban-Night with Orly Prisma Gloss Silver on top for some sparkle. In my head all the colors went together: green, pink, purple, and holo micro glitter! But on the nail and grungified it turned into zombie mess-like nails, oh well, I had fun and learned a new technique! In hindsight, I should have maybe used a top coat to smooth it all out so the glitter didn't make everything all bumpy? Who knows.

I used two different sources for these nails. First off is Neverland Nail Blog's Grunge Nails! (It is her acetone spots that I copied). (click on name or image to be sent to Neverland's blog).

 And I also used NailsAdored's tutorial for the Grunge Effect. (again please click name of blog or picture to be sent to NailsAdored).

See my concept was good, the application of it? Not sure, but I will definitely be trying this technique again! :)

Here is what my nails looked like before the acetone wrecked "havoc". :)

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  1. Very cool!! :D EEE that monkey is so cute!! XD

  2. very cool nail art :) btw, i'm having a $50 gift card giveaway!

  3. These look great!! I love the colors you used! :)


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