Metallic Acid Wash Nail Art

Nail Art: Metallic Acid Wash

Metallic Acid Wash Nail ArtThe acid wash nail art technique is one of my favorites. It takes absolutely no special tools, takes very little skill yet still looks like it takes alot of effort.

In the past I’ve only used creme finish polishes to do acid wash manicures. I’ve always wanted to try it with a metallic polish so of course I picked my go to metallic polish, Essie No Place Like Chrome, to give it a whirl. I started out with Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle in Gorgeous Grape (another favorite polish that doesn’t get near enough love!). After it dried completely I applied one coat of No Place Like Chrome, let it dry, and did the whole acid wash thing. I have an entire post on the technique, you can check it out here: DIY Acid Wash Manicure.

The finished look was very different from the other acid wash manicures I’ve done but I really like it. The look was kind of grungier than my normal manicures. If that makes any sense…

As always, there are additional swatches under the jump!


Sally Hansen Metallic Acid Wash Essie Metallic Acid Wash Metallic Acid Wash 2 Metallic Acid Wash 3 Metallic Acid Wash MACRO

4 thoughts on “Nail Art: Metallic Acid Wash

  1. purple_rain July 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

    very cool looking mani!

    • Alli July 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Nat July 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve loved this technique for years. Blues and greens look very ocean-y, and if you use two colors for the base, you can do a lot of really complicated looking effects for almost no effort. I love to use black and orange for H’ween.

    I love this combo, I wouldn’t have thought of this!

    • Alli July 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Blue and green would be a pretty combo! That’s another thing that’s great about this method…endless color combos!

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