Happy Tuesday polished friends! Today I’d like to share with you a Spun Sugar Manicure I recently did using a quartet of blue polishes and a gorgeous blue opal stud from Born Pretty Store.
For this manicure I used the following:
- Polishes: Essie Blanc and Chills and Thrills, Zoya Blu, OPI Eurso Euro (one of my all-time favs!) and Butter London Scouse
- Born Pretty Store Opal Stud in Blue (item number 5604)
- Small Nail Art Dotter
I started out by applying opaque coats of OPI Eurso Euro to my index and pinky fingernails and Essie Blanc to my ring and middle fingernails. I then added one coat of Butter London Scouse, a gorgeous duochrome with pink, purple and blue microglitter, on the pinky fingernail.
For the spun sugar nails, I added dollops of each of the blue polishes to a plastic plate and waited approximately 15 minutes for the polish to become tacky and thick but not completely dry. I then held my fingernail as close to the appropriate dollop as possible and used the small nail art dotter to drag stringy stripes of polish across the nail plate.
For the middle fingernail I topped the Essie Blanc base off with top coat and let it dry completely. I then added a small dot of nail art glue to the center of the nail plate and carefully applied the 3D Opal Stud with tweezers. I held the stud firmly in place for 60 seconds to assure a firm grip.
Finally, I applied top coat to the index and pinky fingernails. As you can see, I left the topcoat off of my ring fingernail, as I thought the spun sugar design looked best sans topcoat (compare the index fingernail with this one for the difference).
This was my first attempt at spun sugar nails and the technique definitely takes some practice. I feel like I can improve on this design and hope to do so with future attempts. If you are looking for a good tutorial on this technique, check out OhMyGoshPolish’s tutorial here (this is the tutorial I followed for my manicure).
What are your thoughts on this design? I’d love to hear from you so don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by!