29. Mai 2013

DIY Black Sand Nails

When the "sand nails" trend was just emerging, I was not quite sure if I'm gonna be "in" or "out". Finally I thought: "okay, I'm not overexcited, but I'll try once for sure". But before buying a sand texture nail polish I decided to create hardcore sand nails myself. What I got looks rather like wet gritty asphalt, or like volcanic sand - you judge! 

Black Sand Nails

Making this black gritty mess was quite simple: all I needed is a black creme base and a jar of loose black glitter. Let's start with the base colour...

Essence Black Out

Using the chance, I'd like to show the swatches of Essence Black Out, a black creme with satin finish - 1 out of 2 black cremes I own :) To be honest, the satin finish sucks, it's just half-matte and streaky, I didn't even want to make pics. What you see is all covered with top coat. Otherwise, the polish is quite goopy, but with a lil patience you can layer it with 1 coat. 

Essence Black Out

Essence Black Out

When I had my black base colour ready, I just applied a layer of top coat on each nail and dipped into the glitter jar, working with one nail at a time - as easy as that! :) By the way, the glitter I got from lovely Dulce among other cool nail art supplies.. thank you, dear! :)


And the "sandy" result I got: 

Sand Nails

Close-ups.. looks not very "cute", rather brutal, I know ^^ 

Black Sand Nails

DIY Sand Nails

Surface: was supper gritty!!! Although all the glitter particles were nicely stuck and none falling off, I could barely touch my face. But it was a great feeling to scratch smth with a surface of a nail :D :D Like your bf's back XD Needless to say, sand nails were getting a lot of attention from people around me :)

DIY Black Sand Nails

home made sand nails

Surely, someone looking at this might say: "Oh holy sh#$^%!!! That's gross!!!". But then again, just read the name of my blog and don't take stuff any seriously :) :)

So, what do you think? :)

Kommentare:

  1. I think it's a really fun look and it does remind me of wet gritty asphalt the most. :) I can imagine that this is soooo gritty, but then again, that's kind of the point of the whole thing! :)

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! :D it was super gritty, many people (friends, colleagues) wanted to touch it :)

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    1. Я очень рада, что вам понравилось :)

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  3. Fun idea. I like that you tried it yourself. The sand polishes seem fine to me but in effect I think one can use any gritty glitter and just not apply topcoat. :)

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    1. When I saw this loose glitter, I immediately knew what I'm gonna use it for! :) although you are right, apply any glitter and you will get sand nails.. :)

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  4. Получилось очень похоже на Dance Legend Sahara Crystal 11 Granite

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    1. Это правда, на Гранит ДЛ похоже, только все же Гранит поэлегантней выглядит :)

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  5. Прикольная игрушка, если бы попалась скорее всего тоже взяла бы попробовать))

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    1. О, а как же! Я как только эти блестки увидела, сразу поняла, что я с ними делать буду :) надо с беленькими теперь что-нибудь придумать :)

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  6. You deserve all and much more! It looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dulce! :) These sand nails would never happen without you :)

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  7. all i can think about looking at these pictures - how did you manage to remove it?! LOL. i can't even bring myself to wear glitter frequently - cause it's a nightmare to remove it!

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    1. Oh, removal... don't really want to remember that.. :) This glitter was everywhere.. Otherwise, I love glitter! Try the peel-off base coat, it makes the removal much easier.

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  8. I don't normally like sandy-polishes - but this is so cool because it's exaggerated LOL

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    1. Exaggerated - if to put it very mildly lol I'm glad you think it's cool, rather than gross! :)

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  9. it's black, it's gritty - in my book it's perfect <3

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    1. Wow, I didn't know you were so much into black gritty stuff! :D I'm glad you liked it!

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  10. Очень забавно )) особенно представила, как это все осыпается ))
    Один минус у такого в отличие от песков настоящих, опять твои шикарные ногти выглядят шире, чем на самом деле. С песками все будет гармонично, они так сильно не налипнут

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    1. Я была уверена, что ты напишешь про толстые ногти! :) на самом деле в жизни этого не особо видно, поэтому для меня не страшно. Ничего не осыпалось, кстати! Держалось как прибитое, я сама удивилась! :)

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    2. То есть если почесаться, то рядом кучки с песочком нет? )))
      И все равно мне больше всего нравятся твои глянцевые совершенно черные ногти. Такая красотища!

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  11. прикольно) первый раз такое вижу, даже не знаю пока нравится ли мне)) но вы сделали очень аккуратно, думаю такой маникюр вполне носибелен)

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  12. I think it is great! :-) I love trying new techniques :-) I've tried it once, if I remember good my version was light blue, and I liked it! :-) Then I bought my first textured nail polish and I fell in love with textured nail polishes, so I never tried this experiment again :-)

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