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Topic: Rainbow Manicure with OPI Shatter  (Read 13522 times)
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« on: April 22, 2012 01:27:36 PM »

I had pinned this idea on Pinterest and finally decided to try it out.  I'm quite polish obsessed (too much according to DH) and had bought out some of the Color Club Art Club art polishes a while back ($0.50 each on sale!).  I haven't used them yet, because I'm not too steady with the skinny brushes and they sat for a while.  I decided to dig out the neon rainbow colors and give this manicure a try.

1. Clean your nails and give them a good base coat of choice (I used Seche Base Ridge Filler since it's milky white).
2. Remember ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) when making a rainbow.  Obviously, there is no indigo and the red is replaced with hot pink.  Start with the (R) and paint skinny lines from the cuticle to the nail tip and continue with each color until you have a whole rainbow on your nails.  It looks pretty enough like this and you could leave it, but it really pops with the black shatter ;-)
3. After your rainbows have dried about 15-20 minutes, polish on a thin layer of black shatter (I like OPI) and let this dry.
4. Finished with a top coat of choice - I used Seche Vite for an ultra glossy finish.  This could probably look pretty cool finished with a matte top coat, but I happen to love a glossy shine.
5. Clean up shop, chances are, you got a little polish on your cutes and the edges - I know I did.  Use a small angled paint brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean the edges and cuticle areas.

DH loved this so much, he told me not to spend money on a salon mani again LOL  Okay, I'll just buy more polish with it ;-)

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012 01:40:03 PM »

I love this! I'll definitely be getting the colors of the rainbow that I'm missing soon so I can do this. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012 07:05:12 PM »

Very pretty!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012 06:20:07 PM »

love  this! totally worth the effort
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012 09:28:32 PM »

Really nice...My girls would like it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012 01:17:14 AM »

So pretty! I have to try this before swimming next week! Thanks for the tutorial!

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012 11:10:24 AM »

Pretty!  I love rainbow nails. Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012 09:06:35 PM »

Very nice!

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012 11:39:03 AM »

Love it! Crackle polish is so fun!

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012 06:27:53 PM »

Super groovy idea!  Glad you could take a super bargain and turn it into such a great idea!  If I was better at painting my own nails, I would be all over this! I think this has been the best use of crackle I've seen.
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