Pizza Saran Wrap Nails

I know, I know, the name is not exactly enticing. But, that was what le boyfriend called it. The look is created by using saran wrap. There are two ways to use this unseemly material. You can cut a piece of it, crumple it a little and use it as a sponge substitute, dabbing motion included. Second, by actually wrapping your nails in it.

I did the latter.

I was aiming for something summery and bright. Color palette for this one:

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Base is OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, the mixers are Zoya Audrina, Essie Sunday Funday and Lioele 07 Soft Yellow. Mixers, you say? Yes, these three colors will be jumbled together later on.

Cut a piece of the saran wrap, doesn’t have to be big. Just enough to fit 5 nails. Cut two of these. Do this first so the plastic won’t stick on your nails and becomes annoying. Here’s the deal. It’s going to be messy. So, I applied clear gel glue on the skin around the nails, as opposed to white glue, but it works just wonderfully, if not better. The drying time is shorter and it’s easier to peel off.

Paint the base coat and let it completely dry. Seriously, it has to be dry before we do anything further. OK, now this will be done one finger at a time. Just drop few blobs of those mixer colors. Be generous, overlay on top of one another. Work fast. Then take the saran wrap and lay it on top of the nail, pressing it gently until all the polishes are mixed. Then, carefully lift up the wrap and, voilà!

As a reference, I did it based on this YouTube video.

Now, if you don’t let the base polish completely dry, when you lift up the saran wrap, it’s going to lift up everything. If this happens, don’t worry, just let that layer dry first before dropping more blobs.

After cleanups and everything, this is the final result:

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My friend, Attika, said these look like sorbets, which is much better than a pizza. But, pizza is nice too because I’m always hungry. HA!

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