Tri-Polish Tuesday – Lead Light Nail Art

It’s the last Tuesday in May! That means it’s the last Purple/Red/Green tri-polish Tuesday. This week, I decided to try the lead light nail art technique that has been wildly popular lately. Basically, you use jelly polishes to paint on top of other colors, usually over stamping. The jellies will show the stamping through them so you don’t have to be precise with how you fill it in. In fact, the artsy ones don’t stay in the lines at all and they look gorgeous!!!

 

 

I started this manicure with two coats of Sally Hansen White On and then applied HK Girl Top Coat. After waiting a few minutes, I stamped using Vivid Lacquer Plate VL008 and Konad Special Black. Then, I did another coat of HK Girl Top Coat. I did that extra top coat so I wouldn’t smudge the stamping when I started to fill in the flowers. Then, I used Sally Hansen Sea Through, Sally Hansen Grape Jelly, and Orly Sweet Tart. All three are jelly finish. The Sally Hansen ones are extremely sheer so I actually did two layers of each of those while Orly Sweet Tart only needed one layer to appear.

 

First, here’s the stamping before I filled in with color.

 

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Author: Anne Smith

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