Ok, so this wasn't a total disaster! Yay :) I really did think it was going to be...especially when 10 minutes in my polish just wasn't doing the strandy thing.
But anyway, here's the finished manicure! Quite a cute manicure for Valentine's Day maybe?
I used Barry M Matt White, did my strandy business with OPI Flick Chick Cherry, and then added the heart with Barry M Bright Pink.
I did my ring finger first (I figured if it was horribly difficult I could just leave it at a ring finger accent), and you can see I hadn't quite waited long enough. When I started it was just about making strands long enough to cover half the width of my nail, if I was super quick. When I moved on to the next nail I was getting really long, fine strands. Like thinner than hair. This is what you want! I just whizzed it back and fore across my nails :) It honestly took about 20 minutes to get to that consistency though. I don't know if that would've been affected by the fact that it's an old polish and full of all those nasty chemicals they don't use any more.
My thumb does not feature in this photo because...er...it didn't quite work out. This is what happens if you leave the polish too long.
It looks like I had a horrible accident whilst chopping the vegetables for tea.
Anyhoo, you can now head over to my Facebook page to vote for which new technique you'd like me to have a go at next week!
If you have any suggestions for techniques, please leave me a comment and I'll add it to my list :)
Have you had a go at the sugar spun technique? Or are you like me and shy away from trying new (and messy) things?