Thursday, August 2, 2012

Neon Swirls

So, my daughter and I went to Michaels the other day and she bought some neon acrylic paint in pink, yellow, green and orange. I immediately started thinking about a possible manicure using them. Please excuse my very stained cuticles. If someone has a tip to get black Konad polish off after stamping, I would love to know. This stuff is so MESSY and difficult to remove from skin and cuticles!

I base coated my nails with one coat of China Glaze white. Then I used a tiny paintbrush to paint a pink swirl in the center of each nail. Then, I added the yellow, green and orange around it to create a swirl pattern, almost a tie dye effect. When it was dry, I painted a coat of Northern Lights silver holographic over it. This helped blend the colors a bit more and give me a good base for stamping. Finally, I stamped over each nail using BM 203 and Konad Special Polish in black. It is hard to see the subtle shimmer of the Northern Lights, but it is sooooooooo pretty in person! I love this stuff when I just want a little 'kick' to my polish.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow!! I love this look! Great colors! <3

  2. That swirl is amazing!! I also use a polish like Northern Lights over this kind of stuff (CG Fairy Dust) I love what it adds. I have tagged you for a Liebster Award : ) Here is the link to my blog so you can see the details:

    1. Thank you so much for giving me the award! I also use Fairy Dust alot. I think they add alot without being too blingy!