Grungy Neon Distressed Nail Art

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This is my fourth and last manicure for this month's summer theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative. I decided to do a neon inspired distressed nail art design that was inspired by Chalkboard Nails. Check out her tutorial on Distressed Nail Art (Punk/Grungy Effect).

Grungy Neon Distressed Nail Art
Salon Perfect, Color Club, Revlon, Sally Hansen, OPI

I started with Salon Perfect Sugar Cube. Taking Color Club Amp'd Up, Revlon Rich Raspberry, and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, I made sure to wipe off the brush almost entirely of polish before lightly swiping the color onto my nails. Doing the same thing with OPI Black Shatter, I swiped that on top of everything to create this distressed look. Finished with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat.

Grungy Neon Distressed Nail Art
Grungy Neon Distressed Nail Art

I loved how this turned out! The shatter polish was a bit thick when I was trying to apply it but it kind of works here. What do you think of my grungy neon distressed nails?

36 comments:

  1. These look amazing :) I am way to scared to fail to try them

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    1. Thanks! Give it a try, I'm sure you'll do well at it :)

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  2. These actually reminded me of those melted crayon paintings that you see on pinterest...very cool!

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    1. Thanks! Happy to hear you like it :)

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  3. I was totally thinking that this looks like shatter... and then I realized that you DID use shatter! lol... I really like the way this turned out... the shatter adds to the distressed effect! And I definitely like the use of shatter this way than the normal application of shatter... it doesn't cover so much of the nail... definitely looks nicer... I think I actually have a way to use all my abandoned shatters now... well the ones that didn't dry up... thanks for the idea :)

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    1. Thanks! I found another way to use shatter with this nail art too. I bought a bunch and kind of regret it now since there just sitting in my collection, possibly drying out. I'll probably be using them this way too :)

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  4. love the abstract nails and the distressed brush strokes are just perfect!!

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  5. I love these. Great effect and good use of colours. Must try them out soon.

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  6. Amazing! so simple yet so pretty!!

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  7. this looks like an expensive painting :)))

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  8. Very nice, I love doing this technique.

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  9. this looks like one of those big paintings in a museum!! awesome!!

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  10. These look great! I love the distressed dry brush technique combined with the crackle/shatter polish

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  11. I LOVE how this turned out! It's really interesting but fun!

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    1. Thanks! I really liked how it turned out too :)

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  12. Beautiful design :) My OPI black shatter dried on me. :( I opened the bottle and it's solid.

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    1. Thanks! Mine is drying out too :( I have a lot of shatters as well, lol.

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  13. The orange really pops for me! What a great way to use those unloved crackles!

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