A few days ago, I saw Megan of Lips So Facto post a super cool nails of the day on her Instagram. I was so happy to see a tutorial on her blog (here), so that I could create the look myself. I'm not usually one for fancy nail art, but not only did I love the effect of this nail look, but it was so simple to create.
It's the most simple nail look to achieve. After applying your base coat and your background coat, apply a couple of 'blobs' each of your two top colours and with a finger, lightly press on your nail and swirl them together. Let it dry and apply your top coat of choice. Easy peasy! I think I could've made my blobs a little bigger as when I pressed down, I think most of the nail polish ended up on my fingers. I don't think my nails turned out anywhere near as good as Megan's, but the effect is still kind of cool though.
For this nail look, it's probably best to pick three contrasting colours - one lighter colour and one darker colour. For the background, I chose Black Satin by Chanel and for the two top colours, I chose For Audrey by China Glaze (a classic!) and Neo Whimsical by Essie. For Audrey and Neo Whimsical don't exactly contrast as I found For Audrey to completely overpower Neo Whimsical, but I was going for some sort of pastel space look and I'm still quite pleased with how it turned out.
If you're looking for a fun and easy nail tutorial to try out, I would recommend this one. It's got that whole psychedelic/tie-dye/trippy/marble/acid wash look going on, which I really like.