Hello Everyone! I am very excited about today's pos!. I wanted to use this polish by MOD Lacquer, "Wonderland" from their newest collection, to show you how you can wear this pastel glitter milky goodness in two completely different ways with little effort, back to back... hence, another build-up mani! Enjoy!
What is a "build-up" mani, you say? Let's just say sImply, wearing the same mani different ways by adding to it! I just say "build-up" because you build up the look as you add different elements. In a sense, if you're a busy gal who likes to have different looks on your nails, but don't have much time, you can build-up your mani every day of the week by adding simple things that make contrasting differences.
Firstly I have here a few pictures of MOD Lacquer's "Wonderland." This polish is so feminine and delicate, that it's beautiful to wear on it's own. I love the choice in colors for the glitter mix in this.
Wonderland is a matte glitter polish in a milky base with a mixture of colors in pastel dots and squares in all sizes, and even purple butterflies. Here is two thin coats plus 2 coats of top coat to smooth out the glitter. Glitter is very well packed, no fishing required. Formula flows and applies very well, goes on smooth, can easily spread out larger glitters. No issues with dry time.
One way to build up this polish to make it different is by sandwiching a gradient in between layers! For this look I decided to go with a light pink french tip!
I love the subtle french pink gradient beneath the layer of the milky polish. Steps I took to achieve this look as an add on:
I would probably wear this until my polish chips or until there's enough growth to where it's very noticeable, then proceed to build it up to a completely different look! So here's also a great way to wear your favorite pastel polishes or colors in the fall... grunge them up! I feel like my photo didn't do it the complete justice it deserves! This looks soooo pretty in person.
For this, I repeated a look I called "dirty nails," because I was attempting to make my nails look as if they were literally dirty, but you know... pretty... and rockin'. It's basically a grunge look, not quite dry brush technique, but more like watercolor! Steps I took to achieve this look:
Surely, these exact steps do not need to be followed to a tee... maybe you'd like to apply the black polish using dry brush technique so not so much is wasted, then remove bits here and there with your brush and acetone. Surely there are many ways to get a grunge look... this is just how I prefer to do mine!
I really hope you enjoyed this post and that you are able to wear one mani more than one way! I'd love to see if you try! And as always, have a great day!
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