Sunday, July 20, 2014

Leadlighting with Polish Addict Nail Color Neon Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have a recent mani where I finally tried out the leadlighting technique that has become quite popular lately with nail stamp fanatics. For this technique, you paint on a white base and then stamp on a black or dark stamp that has a lot of free space that you can fill in with color. Then you use sheer jelly polishes to fill in the design to give a stained glass/leadlight effect. Since the jellies are sheer, you can paint over the black lines without covering them.

For this mani, I started with my white base, OPI Angel With a Lead Foot from the recent Mustang Collection. I found this white to have an excellent, non-streaky formula so you should try it out if you are looking for a good white! Next I used a floral design from Winstonia plate W-04 and stamped it on using Mundo de Unas Black. To avoid smearing the design, I applied topcoat and let it dry completely before proceeding to the leadlighting. For the leadlighting, I used 3 jelly polishes with scattered holo from Polish Addict Nail Color's Summer Neon Collection: Barbie Code, Kiss a Mermaid, and Caution. I painted them on with a nail art brush and blended them for a gradient effect on the petals. This was a very simple technique to do with quite a dramatic effect on the nail.

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Thanks for looking everyone!

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