Monday, July 9, 2012

Guest Post: Frugal Polish's Saran Wrap Mani

Today we have a guest post from the super awesome Alyssa over at Frugal Polish

Hello Lena Loves Nails fans!

My name is Alyssa and I'm from Frugal Polish. Come take a look at my blog if you haven't already! I'm super excited to be here doing this guest post. I wanted to try something totally new, and when I was scrolling through my blog feed I discovered the Saran Wrap mani! It is a super interesting concept!

Basic Steps

  1. Precut and ball up five to six pieces of saran wrap individually into little balls. 
  2. Paint your nail with a base coat
  3. Paint a base color on your nails
  4. Wait till the polish is COMPLETELY dry. If you don't, it will not work.
  5. Paint a thin coat of the secondary color on your nails. 
  6. While this coat is still wet, take the balled up saran wrap and press on to your nails for about 2 seconds. Note: Do not press to hard! A light touch is all you need.
  7. Then, take it off. The polish should have a marbled effect.
  8. Apply your favorite topcoat and Voila! You have a Saran Wrap mani!
For my design, I first applied a coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black. I love this because it is a perfect one coat black! I then applied Finger Paints – Blue Raspberry Taffy and did the Saran Wrap effect. Overall, I'm pretty much in love with this mani! I love the soft water marble effect, and it is almost like a Crackle but not quite. It would be fun to try this with multiple colors too!
Outside In Sun
Inside with Macro
Inside without flash
Wow those look great Alyssa! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! 
You all can find Alyssa over at her blog Frugal Polish as well as on her Facebook Page.
As always, thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Replies
    1. YaY!!!! I love this and wanted to say "YaY" too! I need to try this soon. It came out really cool, Alyssa!

    2. Yay you joined the yay club! I wanna try it too lol :) It came out fan-freaking-tastic!

    3. Yayyy! So many yay's!! Hahah i love it! And thanks Chandi!

  2. Very pretty color combination!! Simple and easy tutorial too!! :D xo E

  3. Very nice mani!

  4. Wow, that's awesome! I really haven't been interested in the Saran Wrap mani's I've seen, but yours really makes me want to put it on my to-do-list. OK, I just "Pinned" it, so it's an official "Must-Do Mani" :-) Thanks for sharing!

    1. WOOOO! I'm on pinterest! :D That reminds me to go pin it too! And yeah, i think the key is to pick contrasting colors. All the other one's i've seen have been with similar colors.

  5. I love love loooove the look of this! Adding it to my "to try" list for sure! what a great post.

    1. Haha thanks! Especially since your Google Name is Saran Wrap! :D

  6. I've had this on my To Do list for ever! I love the colors you used!

    1. Thanks Aralyn! The colors were really pretty!

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