sugar spun

Tri Polish Challenge: Red, Green and Purple Sugar Spun Mani

I was a bit stuck for ideas with this new colour combination for Tri Polish Tuesday (yes, I know it’s Wednesday – late again!) and couldn’t think of a design that would look really good in these colours. I decided to use a technique I like instead and have another go at sugar spun nails.

They worked out pretty well but I’ve got to get some ideas going for the next three weeks of these colours!

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I used: Pistachio Drage – L’Oreal, Violet Femme – Picture Polish, Red Vamp – Layla, Just Gorgeous – Anny.

Techniques Challenge: Sugar Spun

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried a sugar spun mani but it’s almost certainly my most successful attempt to date. You can see my last sugar spun mani here I followed a fantastic tutorial by Kat Stays Polished this time which has both a video and picture tutorial. Seeing the long thin strands in Kat’s video really helped me understand what I was aiming for this time and where I’d maybe gone wrong before.

It didn’t even take as long as I’d feared it might and despite still having a few blobby bits I think I got much closer to the fine wispy strands of spun sugar that this look is meant to be inspired by. So glad this challenge got me to try this slightly tricky technique again!

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I used: I Scream: Ice Cream РCatrice, Play it Blue РCatrice, Sumner Place РNails Inc, Artificial Sweetener РOrly, Fuscia Bucolique РBourjois, Pillow Fight РCiat̩

April 30 Day Challenge Day 18: Sugar Spun

I tried sugar spun nails a while back but it wasn’t particularly successful and they ended up really blobby and not at all like spun sugar. I was happy to see it was in the challenge as I wanted t have another go but felt a bit wary of it as I wasn’t sure how to do better than last time.

It turned out that all I needed was a bit more patience! It took quite a long time for the polish to go thick and stringy and I think that’s where I went wrong last time. I still didn’t manage to get the really fine strings and some still came out a bit blobby but I think it was a huge improvement on last time!

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I used: Princess Tears – A England, Black – Decorative Nail, White – Bonbon.