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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!

34 comments:

  1. WOW, you just keep stepping it up woman! Going to have to try this one and throw a marble on top of it, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! <3

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  2. OMG that sounds amazing, I look forward to seeing it!!

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  3. I love this so much! Reminds me of the acid wash finish, but so much less complicated. Definitely going to try it.

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  4. Briana NailACollegeDropOutOctober 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    love the contrast of neon and black!

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  5. I ♥ these! Will try them out but maybe with some different colours since I don't own that many neons...will have to remember to do something about that as well :-P

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  6. Man this is such a cool look!

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  7. Vitrine de EsmaltesOctober 13, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I am Brazilian, I loved, makes a tutorial, please!

    Kisses



    Maysa

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  8. Ahhhh OK, i think i understand - thanks!

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  9. OMG please please please do a tutorial on this look!

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  10. Christine PickeringOctober 14, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Love love love this!!!
    Christine

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  11. These look absolutely fabulous, I love them!

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  12. Painted FingertipsOctober 14, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    Wow wow wow... it looks incredible!

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  13. Love it! Such an original mani.

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  14. Ilaria IshotthepolishOctober 14, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    awesome

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  15. This is STUNNING! Did you use the brushes that came with the polishes or a nail art brush? Some of the strokes look more narrow than a nail polish brush would produce.

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  16. I like that! I kind of want a skirt or pair of those loose flowy pants with this pattern :D

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  17. They were all done with the polish brush! :) I think they might look narrow because of the inconsistent nature of the technique.

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  18. Love the way this came out!

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  19. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  20. This looks so original and very fun!

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  21. Way too beautiful! Totally have to give this a try someday! ♥

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  22. I wish there was a tutorial on this one :(

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  23. WOW this is freaking awesome!!

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  24. hey there! here's my attempt at re-creating your nail art :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/154600199682207319/

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  25. STUNNING! Gonna try this for sure :).

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  26. It's similar to the distressed nail art technique which is on the tutorials (:

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  27. She did. http://goo.gl/rf2AzG :)

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