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Red, Yellow and Green Saran Wrap | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This manicure is a red, yellow and green Saran wrap manicure for one of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas themes.

After far too many weeks out of the nail art loop, I have finally managed to jump back in. And this manicure is about four weeks late. In fact, the challenge is now over, and the next one has begun. But I still have two more manicures to complete after this one. I will make sure I finish them though, as then I will have done two years of a once-weekly challenge.

Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails
Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails

In fact, I did paint these nails at the time, but I just haven’t had the time to post them. I’m a freelance marketing consultant, and work has been busy, but more than that, I am on my son’s school’s parents’ association committee, and the time I have had to devote to that recently has meant I just haven’t been able to keep up with the blog … nor paint my nails. Hopefully things will change soon and the commitment needed there will lessen.

Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails
Red, yellow and green Saran wrap (cling film) nails

I was already wearing red on my nails: Nella Milano Scarlet Heat. To that, I have added Revlon Barry M Olive, a very pale, quite “dirty” green, using scrunched up cling film (Saran wrap). Finally, I added some yellow, using Revlon Buttercup. There seemed to be too much yellow on my nails, and I didn’t want to see too much green [regular readers will know I’m not a great fan of green] so I added some more red on top.

Red, yellow and green is not a great colour combination in my opinion. But I quite liked the effect of these nails.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Nella Milano Scarlet Heat, Revlon Buttercup and Barry M Olive
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Nella Milano Scarlet Heat was previously sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

I can’t add my nails to the link-up as it has expired. But you can still see all the manicures here:

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Neon Blue Saran Wrap (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts this week for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are Saran wrap (cling film) and glitter. I am fairly short on time at the moment, so opted for a simple neon blue cling film manicure, using two China Glaze neons.

I started with a base of China Glaze At Vase Value. For me, it’s a truer Tiffany colour than the acclaimed For Audrey. It’s more blue, whereas For Audrey is more green. And for me, the Tiffany colour leans more to blue than green.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind
Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

I adore At Vase Value. For me, it’s a perfect pale turquoise. At first, I didn’t realise that it’s also a neon polish. It’s part of the Spring 2014 City Flourish collection, a typical spring-like collection of pastels, with a few brighter corals and more summery colours.

I didn’t buy any of the collection at the time, and in fact had not been particularly inspired by any China Glaze collections for quite a while before then. I only bought this very recently, and chose to wear it because it matched one of the colours in a top I have. When it dried, it was matte, which made me think that perhaps it was neon. So I checked it under my LED nail lamp and was pleasantly surprised that it glowed bright white.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

After wearing it alone for a few days, I added the Saran wrap finish to it. Knowing the colour was neon, I chose another neon to go over it, this time from a more recent China Glaze collection, this summer’s Electric Nights collection. I have a couple of polishes from this collection, and thought DJ Blue My Mind would go well over the top.

I love the manicure, but I am left feeling mildly irked that the pun in the polish name for At Vase Value doesn’t “work” in British English. Anyone else feel the same? No, just me – thought so!

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of China Glaze At Vase Value
  • Saran wrap top colour: China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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GOT Polish Challenge: Skittle: Turquoise and Navy Skittlette

For this week’s theme in the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge I’ve done a turquoise and navy skittle.

I’ve used two old Ciate polishes that came with their 2012 advent calendar: Headliner, which is turquoise, and Power Dressing, which is navy. I love both these colours.

I’ve teamed them with white and used a variety of techniques: a gradient, a dotticure, chevrons and a cling film (saran wrap) manicure.

Turquoise navy skittle
Turquoise and navy skittle using Ciate Headliner and Ciate Power Dressing

 

Golden Oldie Thursday

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Index finger: gradient using Ciaté Headliner and Ciaté Power Dressing
  • Middle finger: Ciaté Headliner and Ciaté Power Dressing dotted over two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Ring finger: chevrons using Ciate Headliner and Ciaté Power Dressing over two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Little finger: Saran wrap using Ciaté Headliner over two coats of Ciaté Power Dressing
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Week Of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge: Freestyle: Pink Cling Film (Saran Wrap) with Red Heart Studs

Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, I made it. I’ve posted every day for the Week of Love Valentine’s Nail Art Challenge. Today’s final prompt calls for us to recreate someone else’s manicure or to do something freestyle.

I tried a few different things out that I’d not done before, but they all failed, so in the end I decided to go with something fairly simple.

I did a cling film (Saran wrap) base using one coat each of Models Own Pink Blush and Collection 2000 Candy Floss.

Then I added some studs. They’re silver studs that I’ve painted with Barry M Blood Orange before applying. Because Blood Orange is quite sheer and jelly-like, the studs have retained their metallic qualities, which I rather liked.

Pink Cling film saran wrap with red heart studs
Pink Cling film (saran wrap) manicure using Collection 2000 Candy Floss and Model’s Own Pink Blush, with red heart studs

 

Week of Love Valentine's Nail Art Challenge

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: Cling film (Saran wrap) using Model’s Own Pink Blush and Collection 2000 Candy Floss
  • Studs: silver heart studs painted with one coat of Barry M Blood Orange
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

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All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Pink Blush was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

Coral and cream cling film (Saran wrap) manicure

I wanted to do a cling film manicure (aka Saran wrap manicure if you’re from the US).

I was already wearing a base of Chanel Lilis, so I thought it would be nice to use a complementary colour with it. I checked online, and it seems turquoise and coral are complementary colours. So I added some turquoise nail polish and did the old cling film trick with it. But I didn’t like it. The colours just didn’t look right at all.

So instead, I tried it with a cream and used OPI My Vampire Is Buff. That worked a lot better, especially after a coat of top coat had smudged and blended it a little.

Coral and cream cling film saran wrap
Coral and cream cling film saran wrap manicure using Chanel Lilis and OPI My Vampire Is Buff

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Chanel Lilis
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • Top colour: OPI My Vampire Is Buff, dabbed at with a rolled up ball of cling film
  • Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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