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Nail Art Tutorial: Easy Pink Sponged Nails for Breast Cancer Awareness

Nail Art Tutorial: Easy Pink Sponged Nails for Breast Cancer Awareness

09.24.15

By James

Show your support for those fighting breast cancer and those who have beat it with an easy sponged manicure. Choose two to four shades, and combine them in a sponged techique that cleans up really easily after application. Carly chose an array of pink Essie hues for a marbled effect. See her whole tutorial here.

  • Supplies Needed:

     

    • Base coat
    • Top coat
    • 2-4 polish colors (Carly used an Essie spectrum)
    • Plastic wrap (1 strip for each color)
    • Q-tips
    • Nail polish remover
    • Acetone and clean up brush (if desired)

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 13
  • Step 1:

     Apply your base coat and the lightest shade as your base color. Allow to dry.

    SLIDE 2 OF 13
  • Step 2:

    Rip off a section of plastic wrap for each of your colors, and scrunch it into a ball. I like to make it a bit bigger than my nail, so that I can reuse it for the same color if needed.

    SLIDE 3 OF 13
  • Step 3:

    Take your first color and paint some nail polish on a section of the plastic wrap ball.

    SLIDE 4 OF 13
  • Step 4:

    Dab the saran wrap onto your nail in random places. If the color is too thick in an area, quickly use a clean portion of the plastic wrap ball to pick up some of the polish before it dries.

    SLIDE 5 OF 13
  • Step 5:

     After your first color, the nail should look something like this. Of course, you can add as much or as little polish as you'd like!

    SLIDE 6 OF 13
  • Step 6:

    Repeat steps 2-4 with your next color.

    SLIDE 7 OF 13
  • Step 7:

    Repeat steps 2-4 again with your darkest color. 

    SLIDE 8 OF 13
  • Step 8:

    This time, repeat steps 2-4 with your base color again. If desired, repeat steps 2-4 with all colors, in the same order. It gives the look more depth.

    SLIDE 9 OF 13
  • Step 9:

    Use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the extra polish around your nail.

    SLIDE 10 OF 13
  • Step 10:

    If desired, use a small brush dipped in pure acetone to make a clean line between your cuticle and the nail polish.

    SLIDE 11 OF 13
  • Step 11:

    Add top coat, and voilà! A beautiful, plastic wrap manicure!

    SLIDE 12 OF 13
  • The finished look...

    Follow her on Instagram: IG@carlysisoka

    [Courtesy of Carly Englebretsen]

    SLIDE 13 OF 13
  • Supplies Needed:

     

    • Base coat
    • Top coat
    • 2-4 polish colors (Carly used an Essie spectrum)
    • Plastic wrap (1 strip for each color)
    • Q-tips
    • Nail polish remover
    • Acetone and clean up brush (if desired)

     

  • Step 1:

     Apply your base coat and the lightest shade as your base color. Allow to dry.

  • Step 2:

    Rip off a section of plastic wrap for each of your colors, and scrunch it into a ball. I like to make it a bit bigger than my nail, so that I can reuse it for the same color if needed.

  • Step 3:

    Take your first color and paint some nail polish on a section of the plastic wrap ball.

  • Step 4:

    Dab the saran wrap onto your nail in random places. If the color is too thick in an area, quickly use a clean portion of the plastic wrap ball to pick up some of the polish before it dries.

  • Step 5:

     After your first color, the nail should look something like this. Of course, you can add as much or as little polish as you'd like!

  • Step 6:

    Repeat steps 2-4 with your next color.

  • Step 7:

    Repeat steps 2-4 again with your darkest color. 

  • Step 8:

    This time, repeat steps 2-4 with your base color again. If desired, repeat steps 2-4 with all colors, in the same order. It gives the look more depth.

  • Step 9:

    Use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the extra polish around your nail.

  • Step 10:

    If desired, use a small brush dipped in pure acetone to make a clean line between your cuticle and the nail polish.

  • Step 11:

    Add top coat, and voilà! A beautiful, plastic wrap manicure!

  • The finished look...

    Follow her on Instagram: IG@carlysisoka

    [Courtesy of Carly Englebretsen]

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