Bright and Bold Sugarspun Nails

Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

Hi everyone!

I have some fun nails to share with you today using a technique I’ve only used twice before: Sugarspun nails! In the past I used this technique to create spiderwebs and in an embarrassing early blog post. Today I have gone with the combination of black and bright colours to create a bold look. Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

Obviously, these were painted pre-dramatic nail break. I really, really wanted a black base for this nail art but my usual Sinful Colors Black on Black was finished. In the end I decided sacrifices needed to be made to get the look I wanted and I painted my base using my black Essence stamping polish (usually conserved, of course, for stamping). In the end I was glad I did because the black dries matte which was perfect for this look and my matte top coat is also finished! I really need to stock up. Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

If you aren’t familiar with the sugarspun technique, you basically drop a bit of polish onto whatever surface you’re working on (I usually just use a piece of paper), then wait a while for it to start becoming thickened as it dries. It’s a good idea to gently stir it with a toothpick. Once it’s thick enough to leave a string of polish behind the toothpick, you use the toothpick to pull those polish strings across your nail. The thick strings of polish can take a while to dry, so you need to be careful, and there tends to be quite a bit of cleanup with polish that ends up on your fingers along the sides of your nails. Doesn’t it look cool, though?Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

This one helps you to see the texture a little. It’s a fun technique and I love how well the colours I chose work together! I used Sinful Colors Endless Blue along with Tip Top Sitting Pretty and Gold Mine.Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

I love how they turned out and the colours were just what I needed to brighten my day! What do you think?