Saturday, 30 April 2016

Granite Nails

Permanent Marker Nail Art 


I was so looking forward to trying this mani, but now it's finished I don't like it! Happy Saturday everyone it's been a busy morning here but I eventually got time to do my nails. After seeing several pictures on Facebook and Google of sharpie pen granite look nails, I wanted to have a go myself as they look so easy to do. The only difference is I haven't any Sharpie Pens,  only cheaper ones from my local pound shop. 
So I applied a white gel base and tried with blue, purple and black permanent markers.
For starters I didn't find it easy as it looks,  but was happy with the patterns that were appearing on my nails. Secondly when I was really happy with the final look, my pens didn't dry completely. I carried on and applied a gel topcoat and when I was wiping the tacky residue off, some of the pen came off too :( it looks like the topcoat shrunk the design. 

I will try again, but think I need to invest in some Sharpie's!! Will this stay on my nails... probably not, I might even add a holo topcoat lol. But why when I do my nails for me just lately, is it a fail? Or am I being too self critical?
Have a great weekend and stay safe and much love....

14 comments:

  1. What?? I absolutely love it!! I would love to see your results if you get actual Sharpies! I'm sure it will be equally as beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Megan, I will try again as I don't let anything beat me lol x

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  2. I adore this! Yes, there is a teeeny bit of space around the edge, but that just highlights the design! I think this came out so good. :)

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  3. I don't think it's a fail at all. I quite like it!!

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  4. I think you're being a bit too critical on yourself, but I am the same way - I think we all are :D I adore these, they remind me of a lovely pond - I can see orange koi swimming around in them ^_^

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    1. Aww thank you so much Shawna ♡

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  5. Nah, it's not a fail! It looks like watercolors.

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  6. They look awesome to me! I think you're just being hard on yourself hun. Have you tried highlighters btw? Lisa @lala_lacquer recently had success with this. She also doesn't have sharpies. Hmm neither do I! I would love to try this method soon. Cheers, Silvie aka @cheekynailmonkey.

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    1. Thank you hun, I will try with highlighters xx

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