Hey-hey! So today's theme is quite fun, it is Try A New Technique. I chose to try the acid wash technique, which involves layering a few different colors and then removing some sections with acetone.
(Sorry about the hair that is stuck in one of my nails, this is the hazards of pet ownership and I didn't see it until after I looked at these photos!)
So, to start this mani I did 2 coats of MASH Nail Art Polish in White, and one thick coat of Essie Good To Go. It is important to let the base dry so that you don't eat completely down to your bare nail when you use the acetone. All the colors I used for this mani are from last year's China Glaze Electropop collection.
On most of my nails I layered one coat of Fuchsia Fanatic, followed by one thin coat of Aquadelic, and one thin coat of Dance Baby. On my ring finger I layered one coat of Gothic Lolita, one coat of Electric Beat, and one coat of Dance Baby. I didn't use any untrieds for this mani, but I just couldn't resist using this collection because they compliment each other so well. (I have almost all the colors from Electropop and they are all wonderful!)
For the removal of the colors I used a small flat paintbrush. I attempted this with a qtip at first but I wasn't really happy with the amount of control I had over that, so I switched to the brush and that was much easier for me. I could use lighter pressure to just remove the top layer or press harder to get down to the white base.
So what technique are you waiting to try out? I've got the water spotted nails on my list of things to do as well!