The Blob

I like to fancy myself a nail artiste, but the truth is that I’m too impatient (and too shaky handed) to come up with anything intricate.

That’s why I was excited when I came up with this blob mani. No specific lines to follow – that’s my kind of mani. I used neon colors since I’ve been admiring so many manicures in bright shades out there right now.

The trick to this was to start with a white base. That way all the colors appeared more opaque, and I only had to use one coat of everything. Then I just dabbed away with each individual shade (I started with yellow, then added orange, blue, and pink). I had no rhyme or reason for placing colors anywhere – and that’s exactly what I was hoping for!

I think this DIY spa treatment is also in order, after logging so many hours in the pool lately – my hands are kind of a mess!

Have you tried any fun manicures lately? Any tips to share with the rest of us? I’d love to see your pictures!

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Comments

  1. That is super cute. I am going to do that with my girls today!

  2. alex b. says:

    i love this!! cannot wait to try it.

    alex.

  3. Ann Toler says:

    Has anyone tried Shallack? I can’t grow nails and was wondering if that would help so I can polish them this cute way!!!

    • I haven’t tried it, but have always been curious to try because my nail polish comes off so quickly. I have heard that it’s REALLY hard to get off when you’re ready to get it off, and that it’s best to get it professionally done.

  4. Very neat (and easy) idea…it looks like modern art!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  5. SO cute! I love this and will definitely be trying it!

  6. Love it!

  7. That is really cute and unexpected!!! I haven’t done my nails in years. Then, recently, I discovered Essie (I know I’m behind) and now I’m slightly obsessed. I’m wearing Turquoise and Caicos right now… really fun! :)

    Have you seen this tutorial on creating a gradient nail? Looks so great. http://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/04/gradient-nails-picture-tutorial.html#more

  8. That’s my kind of mani. Love!

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