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Pastel Seriotype Nail Art

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I wanted to attempt some seriotype nail didn't go too well. Seriotype nails are when you take a sponge and apply the colors randomly, then dab them onto the nail. I actually only learned recently what this technique was called. I've heard it called watercolor nails as well, since the effect can look like a washed out watercolor painting background. Sometimes it's called a smoosh attack or a smooshy base when you do the same thing with a stamper. These are also the same thing as a Saran Wrap mani, where you dab the colors directly on your nail and then smoosh them around with a Saran Wrap or when you paint a base and then use a scrunched up ball of Saran Wrap to dab on the additional colors. Point is, they all end up with a similar effect no matter what tools you use or what you call it.


Why do I consider this a fail? Well, you've got to see the video to get why. Basically, I couldn't get the color opaque enough with the sponge. So I gave that up and used a q-tip instead. Then I stamped over this but you're not going to see that. The stamp didn't transfer that well and at the end of the day I was just too frustrated with it. I've had a long week and all my nail art attempts where fails. It took me too long to get this done. I painted the white base one day, did the colors the next day, then stamped late in the evening. I had a Drs. appointment the next day and didn't have time to redo it. Then I was just too tired to care. You can see what it looks like with the stamping on this IG post.

Anyway, the colors I used are Color Club French White Tip for the base; Pretty & Polished Thyme and Time Again, My Sage Advice, Amethyst or Am I That; and P & P Swift Sparkle topcoat.


So how is your weekend going so far? Have you done this type of nail art before? What do you call it? Let me know in the comments!

8 comments on "Pastel Seriotype Nail Art "
  1. I think this is pretty, but I understand that nail fail feeling! Im never happy with my manis like this either. I feel like my colors all blend together too much and it looks like nail polish mud. :/

  2. The one you posted turned out pretty, even if you didn't do it the way you intended. I had no idea the name of the sponge technique, I called it watercolor when I used it.

  3. I really like how this turned out. I call them watercolor also.

  4. Sorry you had trouble with this one, but honestly I think it looks great!

  5. I hate days when nail painting does wrong. But I do like this mani x

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this was frustrating and it didn't seem to cooperate. <3 However, I really do like the final look. I think it's really pretty. :-)

  7. You did a great job with these, it's no fail at all! I love how they look stamped too!

  8. I don't think these are a fail at all since they turned out so pretty. I know it's rough when we have a bad night doing nails but at least the final outcome is so pretty!


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