Metallic Blue Satin-like Smoosh Nails

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? Tell me something lovely about your weekend :)
Yesterday I had a nice day just wandering around the mini mall with my sister-in-law. I got another weeny tri-pod. I'm going to take it to England with me, when everyone is at work/school I'll fiddle about and try to see if I can actually film something half decent while I paint! 
This manicure was created a couple weeks ago, while I am not in part of any groups for smooshy nails it had been something on my list of things to try for quite some time, I finally got around to it!
I've made dry marble decals before but this technique with the stamper was new to me. I'd had a few attempts in the past by trying to smoosh directly onto my nails (Oh god, the mess, I always seemed to make some kind of disgusting brown colour!) I kinda like how these look!

For this smooshy nail art I used H&M's 'Metallic Blue', Essence's 'A Girl With A Pearl' and Catrice's 'St. Tropez'. I laid down a layer of clear polish and once that had dried, added a blob of each polish to my marshmallow stamper. I then proceeded to smoosh onto the dry polish. I left these over night to dry nicely. I then applied my base coat, OPI's Nail envy – allowed to dry and then gently applied the decals by warming them in my hands, and gently pressing them onto my nail. They slowly become more pliable and I am able to remove any excess with my clean up brush and remover. I decided to give it a little contrast by adding a 'sort of' ruffian by using a thin brush and black acrylic paint. I topped it all off with my Pro-FX top coat.

I think it looks very earthy... like a satellite image of clouds! My regret is that I didn't take it further and perhaps stamp on top but I still wanted to share it with you!

What do you think of this smooshy colour combo? Have you tried smooshy nails before?

Have a super fabulous day! I'll see you again on Tuesday? Don't be a stranger :)



  1. The effect came out so pretty :)

  2. The final outcome is beautiful. I never tried dry marble technique before :)
    I slept most of weekend because at night I was awake watching Euro Cup :D

    1. Thank you, Upbeat! You should give it ago, its pretty easy and its the kind of thing you can prepare for another day if you are short on time. I leave mine to dry over night! I hope you are enjoying the matches! everyone here is following too!

  3. It's so pretty! And yes, the colors you chose are tempting me to have a scoop of black current and vanila icecream hun! <3 <3 <3

  4. I'm actually glad you didn't stamp on it. It's great as it is :)
    Didn't know the trick of warming decals to make them easier to handle. I'm definitely going to try that out myself.


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