Goodness, it's been almost a week since I posted last. It's not that I forget about it, I've just been in a slump lately. I have 4 other posts started just not finished. Terrible habit to have, let me tell you!
I absolutely had to share my latest mani with you guys because it came out so cute and I tried out a new medium I'm excited to share!
All the holiday gift sets are showing up in stores and I found this big pack of acrylic paints at Walmart for just $9.98. I have been wanting to try acrylic paint for my nail art for several months now but I just never got around to picking out colors. Usually these sell for $0.60-$1.00 per bottle so this was too good of a deal to pass up. Even if you aren't using them for nail art, they are great for crafts of all sorts. I even picked up a few canvases to paint.
These were the first things I did while playing around with the paint. On all nails (above and below) the base color is nail polish but the rest is acrylic paint from the set. All nails are topped with Seche Vite. The paint dries matte and will wash right off with water so a top coat is a must if you want to save your design.
The acrylic paint was so much easier to work with than polish. It doesn't dry up so quickly so you have a lot more time to work with and you can add a few drops of water if it does start to dry and it comes right back to life. I came back to paint that sat for an hour and it was still workable. It slides on way smoother, blends better, and if you make a mistake, you can wipe it right off with water! Another thing I loved (and that is kind of surprising) is that although the paint doesn't dry up fast on your palette, it does dry fast on the nail. No more 20 minute waits between steps so I can complete a design in much less time. If you want to know more about using acrylic paint for nails I'd suggest (this post) over on tillynailart's blog.
You can expect to see me using acrylic paint in a lot more of my designs!
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