Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guest Post:Nail Noise- Acid Burn Mani Tutorial!!

Today's guest blogger is awesome, she put together a tutorial for you guys ... acid burn mani! Check it out, and her blog  Nail Noise, show her some monkey lovin'... thank you Crystal!! 

Hello Manicured Monkey followers! I am honored to have the chance to share my work with all of you on Kristin's fantastic blog! I especially love her stampings, something I am not too great at yet myself :P When I started thinking of ideas for a design, I wanted to highlight something I was very good at, so I chose being sloppy! ^.^ No straight lines necessary for this manicure! Inspired by JustTisEms (, I created this very cool acid burn design (and tutorial). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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 I want to stress that it really worked for me to use a top coat between layers. I was a little acetone heavy on my Q-tips and was glad I had that extra layer of top coat protection! Basically just paint your base black. Then add each color individually, letting them dry completely between layerings. Top coat it. Paint it black again - let it dry. Use your acetone-dipped Q-tip (not literally sopping with acetone like me!) to lightly swipe, erasing layers as you go until you have your desired look. Finish with a top coat again (You all have stocked up on your top coats right?!) and there you have it! I hope some of you will try this and share your results.
Thanks again to Miss Kristin for allowing me to ramble on her blog! 

Thank you Crystal, I love seeing new techniques for fun manis, if anyone tries this, link me on facebook so I can repost it and pin it!


  1. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity :) And you made my pictures look really good! Haha

  2. This is so cool! Adding to my tries list! :)

  3. This is such a cool look and a fantastic tutorial!! :D


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