Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Volcano eruption nail art

One of my readers/viewers/followers requested a volcano design (sorry, I don't remember who!) and me, I took it a step further.... I made it eruptable! So you'll definitely want to see the video to get the full effect of this crazy, impractical design :) Click to see more!

The background and outer shell of the volcano are painted with acrylic paint and my Roubloff 00 detail brush. The volcano itself... well that's a long story. It was quite a challenge to figure out how to do this BUT I did it!

Say eww all you want but it makes me giggle :-p If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you haven't watched the video yet... watch that first, then come back. It's okay, I'll wait here ;-)

I took a piece of a cotton pad and stuck it to my nail with top coat. Then, I coated the cotton in Liquid Palisade by Kiesque so that it took the shape of a volcane, but I left a little piece uncovered at the top, and in the front.
I mixed up a bit of yellow gel polish, in this case PurJoi Nail Studio Lemon Candy (which is sadly discontinued) with Essence non-acetone nail polish remover. A different mix might work, like with oil or something, I just didn't have a lot to work with and I needed something that wouldn't dry on its own, so paint or regular polish was out of the question.

Finally, I used a little syringe without the needle (I get these from my vet every time my rats need meds) to suck up some of the mixture, squeeze it into the hole in the front, aaaaand then cover it up with more Liquid Palisade. Paint over it so it looks like a volcano, et voilá!

This is just for fun, NOT meant for actual wear. So yes, I know it's super impractical. The video is meant for your (and mine) entertainment and not directly meant as a tutorial (although you're welcome to recreate it if you'd like!).

Music is "Drums of the Deep" by Kevin MacLeod

I received all of the polishes in this article as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

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