Polish Days – Something New

Polish Days Badge - Something New

Polish Days Badge - Something New

Today’s Polish Days’ theme is Something New, meaning we should try a new polish, a new nail art or technique. I had two ideeas for this theme, the spun sugar technique and the ruffian. Still, I was more excited about trying to do spun sugar so the ruffian will have to wait a little while until I try it.
For the spun suger I used Color Club – Take me to your Chateau and Color Club Poptastic. I used the last one to add some color to a pastel manicure.

Spun Sugar

Spun Sugar

Spun Sugar Close Up

Spun Sugar Close Up

The base for the spun suger is the manicure I’ve shown to you a couple of days ago, done with Essence – Grey-t to be here and Color Club – Platinum Record. I love how the spun sugar turned out and I love the contrast between the glittery base (Platinum Record) and the creme polishes.

Essence - Grey-t to be here with accent

Essence - Grey-t to be here with accent

So, what did I think about this technique? It’s very effectfull but it’s time consuming! I had to wait for the polish to reach the right consistence and I got quite impatient during the process. Also, different polishes seem to have different spun proprieties so you’ll have to choose the ones that are good at spunning. Will I do it again? Yes, definitely, just not right now :D

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Don’t forget to check out the other contribution to this month’s Polish Days theme!



  1. January 8, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    This looks very interesting! Love THE colours you’ve used!
    I’m gonna try This sometime! It’s Lovely.xx

    • January 9, 2013 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you so much Arletta! Try it, it’s a lot of fun :)

  2. January 8, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Vilken fin manikyr detta var, du har valt väldigt fina färger till nail arten! Jag håller med om att det bara fungerar med vissa lack, jag funderar på om det kan vara så att krämlack är bäst, de har funktat de två gånger jag försökt i alla fall men när jag fösökte med ett skimmerlack en gång fungerade det inte alls.

    • January 9, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      Tack så mycket :) Jag tror också att det fungerar bäst med krämlack, neonen fungerade inte alls lika bra som krämlacket!

  3. January 8, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    That looks amazing!

  4. January 8, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    The texture you were able to create with this is just incredible!

    • January 9, 2013 / 6:27 pm

      That’s what I love about this technique the most!

  5. January 9, 2013 / 5:13 am

    Wow! Love the effect! And great colour choice with Pop-tastic to make the mani pop!! This technique is more interesting than the Ruffian IMO, so great choice!
    Gotta try this technique someday :D

    • January 9, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you A Lacquered Affair! I know, this was so much more exciting to try than the Ruffian! I’ll do the Ruffian soon too :)

  6. January 9, 2013 / 5:19 am

    Jag fattar inte hur du kommer på allt! Du har så många idéer och så bra känsla för färg och form. Jag skulle inte klara den här typen av nail art, vare sig vad gäller att få till det eller bära det, men jag beundrar det som bara den på dig!

  7. January 9, 2013 / 5:27 am

    So loving this! It’s so fun to look at! :D

  8. January 9, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    So this is what you did with the base you showed us a while ago!!
    It looks great!! :D
    I’ve never heard of the spun sugar teqnique but I really want to try it now!
    Any more tips for a novis…? ;)

    • January 9, 2013 / 6:32 pm

      Haha, yes, that’s what I did with that base!
      For me the creme worked better for spunning than the neon. I’m a novis too, only did this manicure… Oh, another tip is to use thinner “threds” as they dry faster :D

  9. January 9, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Great job! This was going to be my 4th technique if the gradient failed.

    • January 10, 2013 / 6:45 pm

      Oh, but it didn’t! I love your gradient!

  10. January 10, 2013 / 1:44 am

    I love spun sugar manis, they are amazing! Yours is gorgeous!!

  11. January 10, 2013 / 4:37 am

    It’s like a spun sugar glitter sandwich :) I love everything about it. I tried doing the spun sugar technique once, but I grew impatient very quickly and gave up before I even finished a nail. I’ll try it again one day when I am really bored and have time to experiment with different polishes.

    • January 10, 2013 / 6:47 pm

      Haha, yes, it’s so time consuming!! Try it again one day when you are ready for it :)