Try a Tutorial Tuesday: Cling Film Nail Art

Tuesday 20 January 2015

For this week's TT I decided to do something that I haven't really done since I used to write my Nail Blog... and that is a little bit of Nail Art. Back before I started this blog in January 2013, I wrote a Nail Blog, and became obsessed with Polish. I still am, I guess just not as much as I used to be!

I was browsing through Pinterest trying to decide what type of nail art to do, as there are SO many different tips and techniques nowadays, when I came across some beautiful pictures of 'Saran Wrap Nails' or as it's known in the UK cling film, and the technique looked pretty simple, so I thought I would give it a try!

Here's how they turned out! Excuse the poor photos, I took these with my iPhone because my camera lens is SHOCKING at close up photos. As you can see I opted for a beautiful gold and teal look as I think it looks a bit like a gemstone, plus we all know I love teal/blue. On my nails is NYC: Full Metal Jacket (my absolute favourite Gold polish ever), and on the tope is Sinful Colours in Savage.

These nails are actually really easy to recreate, all you need is two polish colours, some cling film, and a topcoat. First you paint your nails with your base colour, and then leave them to dry completely. This is probably the hardest part as I know when I'm painting my nails I just want to rush ahead, but it's important! Then you paint your next colour on, but before it can dry, dab it with some scrunched up cling film until you are happy with the effect (it does get quite messy). Then wait for that to dry before you seal it in with a top coat.

If you want to see how it is done, I used the below Youtube video for reference.


If you would like to suggest a tutorial for me to try out then please comment below or tweet me with the link!
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  1. Your nails look lovely, I like the turquoise colour, great tutorial too.

  2. I like the final effect - very nice colours combination.

  3. what a fantastic little treat to try on your nails, thanks for sharing