Creative musings in bright colors

What would a Challenge be without a final challenge? I went looking for something I had never done before, where I could find a straight-forward tutorial! I wanted to try one-stroke, but I just don’t have the right brush for it (or acrylic paint), so I settled on a sugar spun mani!

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I followed (loosely) a tutorial from xoxoalexis, because it seemed straightforward. She had great tips about putting vaseline around your nail bed for easier clean up. Such a good idea!

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I went for a blue gradient on light grey because…well, I did it a few weeks ago (with my gradient entry for the 31DC) and it looked awesome. Also, because my blue/green zoyas line up so well! I top coated my base color and did not top coat the sugar-spun part. Despite that, the mani stayed on for 4 days easily, and I got to play with the awesome texture!

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Colors
Grey: Maybelline – Bare Escape
Teal: Zoya – Wednesday
Medium blue: Zoya – Rocky
Darker blue: Zoya – Yummy

What other tutorials did other people use? Go see!

Comments on: "Day 30: Tutorial (Sugar Spun Blues)" (4)

  1. thebubblybrunette said:

    Looks great!!

  2. I love this nail art, but I just can’t get it right! This looks great!!!

  3. This looks beautiful — I love the sugarspun look! The texture does look very fun!

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