Good afternoon friends! Happy (day after) St. Patrick’s Day! I decided to try a new to me technique for my St. Patty’s nails this year – the “Smoosh” method or “stamping marble”. I don’t know who invented it but you pretty much just put some blobs of polish on a stamper and dab it around on the nail to create a marbled effect. It looks really cool!
I tried so hard to get this post up yesterday for you guys, but the universe just wouldn’t allow it (I’m looking at you Time Warner crappy internet!) I was finally able to get my video uploaded to YouTube at around 4am so stop by my channel to check out the tutorial for this mani if you haven’t seen it yet. I love the background music I found to go with it.
I show all the steps to achieve this look in the video so I’ll just tell you some of the things I used here. The smoosh nails used 3 green polishes, Glam Polish Tinker Bell, Zoya Ivanka, and piCture pOlish Kryptonite by More Nail Polish. I made my four leaf clover decals with acrylic paints on the new Bundle Monster Mini LOTUS Go mat. (I love that they’re making smaller silicone nail art mats now.) The clear stamper I used is an off-brand from Amazon but it works great.
For the stamping I used the clover patch image from UberChic Beauty plate UC4-02. The single clovers image is from Bundle Monster plate BM03 …yes that’s 03 from BM’s very first plate set! And I used Mundo de Unas Gold for the stamping.
I’m not usually the biggest fan of the color green but I really love these nails. And doing the smoosh, while messy, was pretty fun. I can’t wait to try it with different colors!
I always just post an image here linking to my tutorial but I’m trying the “embed” thing this time. Please let me know if it does or doesn’t play right for you. And if you haven’t already, please head over to my channel MissShelly129 and hit the subscribe button. Thanks!
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Digit-al Dozen ladies to see what they came up with for day 4 of Spring week in the Inlinkz below.
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