Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sugar spun :)

Hi guys!

I had reallllly good intentions with today's mani but they kind of fell flat a little bit :( I saw a couple of bloggers doing sugar spun manis and knew I just had to try one! 

To create a sugar spun mani you need to obviously chose your colors, and then one color at a time blob a big glob of polish on something that won't absorb it like a paper plate or saran wrap etc... After you glob the polish take a dotting tool or something to that effect and start stirring the polish, this part takes a while ;) Every so often lift your dotting tool slowly to see if little strings of polish are starting to form. Once these strings have taken form move the nail you're going to be doing close to the polish and very slowly move it above your nail so that the polish string lays on top of your nail. Do this as many times as you want and viola! You have your very own sugar spun mani! Oh and be warned when doing this technique be prepared for a very looong clean up process :)

Now I wouldn't call today's attempt a fail per say.... but I wouldn't call it particularly great either... Take a look for yourselves :)

Colors used:
- Sally Hansen Fuchsia Power
- Sally Hansen Tough Chick
- Petites Baby Blue
- Sinful Colors Love Nails

The top coat basically globbed this mess together. I think the main reason this came out not as great as I wanted is because my polish strings were wayyy to thick and gloopy. As usual I was impatient and didn't wait for my polish to dry enough before starting to apply it -_- The moral of this story is to BE PATIENT! Do as I say not as I do ;)

Overall I didn't totally hate it and I'm definitely going to revisit sugar spun manis in the near future. Maybe next time around I will have more patience... don't count on it though ;) 

What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Love the technique!!! And I like how it turned out!!! :)

    1. Aww thanks!! Besides being time consuming I really enjoyed doing this mani :)

  2. Before you added top coat you had a great spun sugar mani.
    After top coat it still looks good, just more like an impressionist painting than spun sugar.

    1. Thank you :) I think if the strings were thinner it would look really pretty top coated and not so..... different ;)

    2. Different isn't bad, just not what you expected.

  3. I love both looks! I hope I can do this as good as you.

    1. Thanks! And you totally could! I've seen your nail art and it's amazing ! :)