I’ve seen this technique done a time or two, but haven’t really found a name for it. I’ve decided to call it string art, at least until I hear otherwise. I first saw this technique done by The Polish Well. Again, this was one of those manis that boggled my mind. It’s not too difficult, but pretty time consuming.
Basically you drop some polish on to a piece of paper or something, let it sit until it starts to get gloppy and stringy, then start stringing it across your nails. It takes a long time! But the result is pretty freaking cool.
The first three pictures are with no top coat. I preferred it with no top coat, but knew that it would take forever to dry and wanted to protect it.
This last picture is with top coat. I first tried Jordana Quick Shine top coat on my pinkie and didn’t like the way it made the design look. That top coat is so thick (very similar to Seche Vite) that I feel like it made the design look blurry. For the rest of my nails I used Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat. It’s much thinner, which let more of the texture and dimension of the design show through. I love the end result of this string art technique. I for sure want to try it again and maybe see if I can make it work without a top coat.
For this manicure I used Sally Hansen White On, Orly Green Apple, Revlon Peachy and China Glaze For Audrey.