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Guest Post #2: Missy from Gnarly Gnails!

Heyyoooooo! It's been a couple days again, time for another guest post! These are more fun to write on holiday, after a bottle of wine and a good meal, especially if you didn't have to do your nails yourself.  It's quite the problem when you have a nail polish blog with over 200 posts and your mother is doing her nails before you, albeit in a coral frost, much to my disgust.  Anyway, take it away Miss from Gnarly Gnails!

ey there all you friends of Laura and her great blog. My name is Missy and I do the blog 'Gnarly Gnails'. I like to predominantly do nail art and that is what I'll be showing you today as I hijack Laura's blog.

For this look I started out with a base of China Glaze Recycle.

Then I added J'Adore by Icing and did the Saran Wrap method where I pulled the polish off with a scrunched up plastic baggie to give it a "marble" look.

Coated that with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite and when it was dry I added some large dots with a dotting tool and China Glaze Aquadelic. 

A little green acrylic paint for the leaves and then my Sally Hansen nail art pen in black to draw in the rose designs and outlines.

I finished the look off with some sporadic polka dots using Milani Yellow Whiz and then a final coat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out.

This was actually my first time doing the marbling method described above, as well as drawing freehand roses - hope you enjoyed it!!






The Verdict:  Love it, thanks so much Missy!

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