After I was lucky enough to win her World Cup Nails competition we kept in contact and decided to do some twin nails using a nail art technique that neither of us had tried yet. This for us was the sugar spun method which I first saw through Narmai at PiggieLuv.
We discussed colours etc and decided that it would be best if we both chose our own colours individually but they both had to be a colour over a gradient base. I chose to incorporate the fall colour I had been loving which was Sole Mate by Essie and a new polish I got from Nails Inc called Uptown.
So I did a pink gradient base using Uptown, Ballet Slippers and Models Owns White Light. After going over my gradient a couple of times I painted a single coat of Seche Vite to lock it all in.
To create the Sugar Spun look I poured a little of Sole Mate onto a piece of scrap paper and waited for it to turn tacky. At this point I would dip my dotting tool into the polish and drag a string of the tacky polish over the top of my nail until I got the desired look.
I am so happy with how they turned out although I can't help but this that I may have somehow created tiger nails, which Emily also said as soon as she saw the pictures! Maybe I need to so more lines to get rid of that look but I am still super happy and will definitely be trying this look again.
Head on over to her blog here to check out all of her other amazing designs, one of my favourites is actually one of her more recent posts using pinks to create a unique stripy tip. See them here. You won't be disappointed!
Hope you liked this post and let me know whether you have tried out this technique before…