Awesome guest post by Nail Polish Society

 I’m outta town right now!  Hello from Las Vegas!  Since I’m away from my computer I would like to present to you my very first guest post featured on my Craftynail blog!  Let me introduce you to a blog I LOOOOVE called NAIL POLISH SOCIETY!  Emiline, take it away…..
 
Greetings! I’m Emiline Harris from Nail Polish Society. This is my first guest post ever (how am I doing so far?), and I am soo excited to do it for Craftynail!! Jacqui is talented in so many ways, with her creativity, variety, and entertaining posts. As a new blog around town, I am honored by this opportunity!

A little about myself- A few months ago I was really drawn in by all the nail blogs I was discovering. Soon enough I had the itch to start my own blog. In a short time my collection has quintupled (at least)! So why Nail Polish Society? Well here’s a little insider information that I’ve never shared before! The inspiration for my blog name came from my love of organizational societies: National Geographic Society, Dead Poet Society, Relief Society, Jane Austen Letter Writing SocietySociety for Creative Anachronism (it’s a real thing, as I just discovered). “Society” sounds classy, and a place where you can feel included. That’s the environment I want to foster with my blog.

Now on to the important stuff.. the nails! As complex as it looks, this is honestly one of the fastest nail art manicures I’ve done! I’ll give you a little step-by-step, so all you crafty people can recreate it yourselves!

To begin my manicure I applied two coats of Zoya Seraphina on each nail.

 
 

How I did the water marbling for my index and middle fingers:

  1. First I used Scotch tape to mask off the skin around my nails, to make cleanup easier. 
  2. I filled up a plastic cup with luke warm water and alternated drops of Zoya Seraphina, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!, and OPI..Eurso Euro until I had multiple rings of each color.
  3. With a toothpick I made a design in the rings of color, and dipped my index finger into the water over the area where the design looked the best.
  4. With a toothpick I removed the rest of polish from the surface of the water before taking my finger out.
  5. I pulled off the tape and removed extra polish with my cleanup brush.
  6. I repeated the process, this time creating a different design, for my middle finger.
For my thumb and pinky I did another try of the water spotted technique (you can see my first attempt here.)
  1. First I used Scotch tape to mask off the skin around my nails, to make cleanup easier. 
  2. I filled up a plastic cup with luke warm water and added multiple drops of OPI..EursoEuro
  3. Aiming from a few inches away, I spritzed body spray onto the polish until enough holes appeared.
  4. I dipped my thumb and pinky into the water over the best parts of the design at the same time.
  5. With a toothpick I removed the rest of polish from the surface of the water before taking my fingers out.
  6. I pulled off the tape and removed extra polish with my cleanup brush.

For my ring finger I applied one coat of Sephora by OPI Flurry Up! over the two coats of Zoya Seraphina. It was SO sparkly, I loved it!

 
I finished off the mani with a coat of Seche Vite to seal everything in and speed up drying time.
 

What I used:

Zoya Seraphina- silver

OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam!- light silvery blue

OPI…Eurso Euro- bright navy blue

Sephora by OPI Flurry Up!- silver glitter

Seche Vite top coat

What do you think of the medley of designs? I hope you enjoyed it! I would love to see any recreations/interpretation of this, just leave a link on my facebook page, or twitter. Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for reading, and a BIG thank you again to Jacqui! 

OMG, don’t you love these nails and the fact that she made the speckles with scented body spray?!  So crafty!  And I hafta say, I love the name NAIL POLISH SOCIETY.  The appearance of Emiline’s blog is so cool and official-feeling too.  Because I follow her blog I feel like a full-fledged member of her ‘society’.  Ahhh, it feels so good to belong!  lol.  If you are curious to see more of Emiline’s nails, you should def check out this SKULL MANI she came up with.  She did the cutest fashion show with her nail art, inspired by America’s Next Top Model.  You hafta see it.  Thanks to Emiline for helping me out during my hiatus!    -Jacqui

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Awesome guest post by Nail Polish Society

Jacqui loves comments! Feel free to leave one...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s