Sunday, October 13, 2013
Punky Neon Grunge Nail Art
I've got a quick nail art bite for you today! This punky, bright, grungy combo uses the same technique that I used in my distressed metallic gradient manicure. I thought it would be fun to combine a harsh, distressed black with some bright neon shades, so I grabbed five polishes from the Precision Nail Lacquer Get Loud Collection and got started.
It's important to begin this look with a white base to make sure the neons pop! After letting the base set, I used the following shades from Precision Nail Lacquer to create the neon layering: Lime a Dozen, I'm Berry Shocked, Electric Daisy, Razzmatazz, and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
I created a kind of rough linear effect with the neons by wiping the polish brush most of the way off on the neck of the bottle, then using the mostly-dry brush to swipe on stripes of color. Be careful not to layer the shades too much or your manicure will look muddled.
The final step was to use the same technique with the black polish for the grungy finish.
I wasn't too sold on this look as I was doing it, but the more I wore it the more I grew to totally love it. It's kind of a freeing technique -- you can't always control what the polishes are going to do. I had to learn to let go!
Precision Nail Lacquer polishes can be purchased on precisionnaillacquer.com, where individual shades retail for $5.95. I was really pleased with the way they worked in this nail art, and readily available neons at that price are nothing to sneeze at!
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