ok enough about my cognitive deficiencies...
SO anyway, months after I read this phantom plastic bag nail polish post, I finally got around to trying it out for myself. And here are the results:
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!! Scary painted monkey claws!!! Sorry for the God awful hand-posing. I wanted to get the full-on view of all 5 nails in one shot. Here's a less terrifying view:
(as always, click pics to enlarge)
Kinda looks like one of those high bouncy balls you get out of those quarter machines that are always in store lobbies. It could also pass as a horrifically failed attempt at water-marbling...hey, I'm just trying to expand my nail art repertoire beyond the occasional Konadicure and bedazzled bimbo accent nails.
For this mani, I started off with a base of China Glaze Hang Ten Toes that I already had on from the previous day. I busted out my Finger Paints Papier Mache (best white polish EVER) and dripped a few dots out onto the small metal makeup palette I use for nail art shenanigans. Then I wadded up my plastic bag real good, dabbed it into the tiny polish puddle I just made, dabbed it on a paper towel once or twice to get rid of the excess (otherwise, it'd end up being too opaque on the nail) and just randomly touched it here and there to my nails. Then I got out Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Brisk Blue, rewadded my bag so I had a fresh plastic surface to work with and did the whole thing again. After that, I applied 2 coats of Seche Vite just to make everything nice & smooth and proceeded to clean up the mess I made around my cuticles with my trusty Target angled eyeliner brush and a capful of acetone.
In the end, I wish I had left more of the pink showing through but oh well, whuddiyagonnado?