DIY Acid Wash Denim Nails

Friday, 8 June 2012


It's been a while since I've uploaded a nail design so here is my latest creation! I figured out how to do this acid wash tie-dye effect when I was removing a few layers of nail polish the other day. I realised how easy it was to create such a unique effect and I chose blues to match my latest Tie Dye Jeans. It looks really striking and can be achieved with a whole range of colours. If you follow me on Instagram (thisfashionismine) you may have spotted a sneak preview of these already!
All you need is two nail polishes, a pale one to begin with and a dark one on top. I'm using Barry M's Pale Blue and Navy. You also need nail varnish remover and a cotton ball or pad.






And there you have it! Four simple steps to achieve this DIY Nail Design. Don't worry about each nail being perfect this style requires a random mottled effect on each nail. Just be careful with your remover, you only need to add a little amount to the cotton ball and stroke it gently over each nail. You can always take away more polish here and there where it's necessary. Be sure to let each layer of polish completely dry.
I'm going to give this a go with two clashing colours like bright pink and turquoise!

x


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24 comments:

  1. this is so frecking cool, i must try this xx

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  2. That looks amazing! It seems so simple, but I never would have thought about doing something like that!

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  3. looks gorgeous! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  4. I love this, it looks fab! Would never have thought to try this myself aha!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Definitely being added to my list of must try nail art! This looks so cool!
    xxx

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  6. I tried this before and mine looked a right mess, but yours looks so good! :(
    Might try again just for the sake xx

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  7. That looks so good I will have to try this effect
    : ]

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  8. Thought this was going to be incredibly complicated, but seem's 'doable' for me, it's a lot less complicated then the other nail tutorials, although i have tried some of them an exceeded, love your blog btw

    http://lockedupinfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. This looks really cool! I'm definitely going to try it! :)

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  10. I tried this with bright pink and coral- I failed!!!

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  11. This is a really great idea!! Love it! Im so going to try this asap!
    cheers

    http://missbitchxox.blogspot.com

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  12. That's so cool and nice at the same time. Thank you!

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  13. this turned out great!

    just discovered your blog, i love all the photos. definitely following!

    from helen @ www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  14. What a clever little technique, I would never of thought to do something like this, thanks for sharing it with us! :) xo

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  15. http://jessica-jjc.blogspot.co.uk/

    I love Barry M your nails look amazing xx

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  16. omg I need to try this it looks amazing! Absolutely love your blog x

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  17. omg so simple but so perfect! x

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  18. They look so good, first nail art I've seen of this!

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  19. omg this is awesome! will defo try it !
    x

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  20. These nails are fab, I've never thought of this idea,defo going to try this.

    I'm a new follower btw, would love it if you follow back :)

    www.charlotelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

    x x x

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  21. Wow this idea is great. I will definitely try this once. I also posted a few nail arts, would be happy if you would have a look :)
    http://mademoisellediy.wordpress.com/

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  22. I did this last week...prior to finding your blog...but I did mine a little different. I did the colors in the opposite order...dark blue as the base and light blue on top. I used pure acetone so it wouldn't be as much work...and I used cotton swabs instead of cotton balls so I could have more control. It turned out gorgeous. I wore it for 4 days and couldn't stop staring at my nails LOL.

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  23. Dang... I am going to try this out with the colors I have

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