Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nail Art - Sponging - Guest Blogger Katherine from Manicure Addict

I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite Nail Art Techniques: Sponging! I've done this a few times with various different colors and each time I do it, I always fall in love with my end results. The best part about it is it's easy and a lot of fun! I hope you guys enjoy this little step by step tutorial and get busy creating your own fun summer sponging looks! 

Floral Nail Art with Sponging
Over my yellow base I sponged on a slightly darker sparkly yellow on the four corners of the nails

(Base: SH's Complete salon Yellow Kitty, Sparkly yellow: China Glaze's LightHouse)
Over the yellow I sponged an Orange color over it but I made sure I didn't sponge over all of the sparkly yellow since I still wanted it to be visible. This will leave a nice center for your flower.

When you Sponge you will get it over your fingers so don't worry it's part of the fun and when you're all finished it's not to hard to clean but do wait till the end to clean up since if your polish is still wet you can end up cleaning off more than you wanted to.

(Orange: Wet n Wild's
In the center I used a nail art brush and just outlined my flowers. Not sure why I ended up doing that, somehow when I draw flowers each one always ends ups different : ). You can also stamp your design here if you prefer.

(Flower outline: Borghese's Anemone)
Here I filled in the flowers and used a dotter to put a yellow center on each flower

(Flower: Nicole by OPI's you're an angel , yellow Center: SH Insta Dri Lightening)
Last step: I painted on a little green vine and topped it all off with a Top Coat

(vine: Orly's It's not rocket Science)
I'm not a huge fan of yellows and orange colors, especially on my nails but this one really hit the spot and it's perfect for summer. The pictures do not do this manicure justice, it is really so much nicer in person! Happy Painting Ladies!!

This is beautiful Katherine!  Thank you so much for sharing your sponging techniques with us!  You can see more of Katherine's nail art on her website at, follow her on twitter @ManicureAddict and on FaceBook at Manicure Addict.


  1. Definitely a summery feel, I'll have to try sponging, it's one I haven't done yet.

  2. So cute! Sponging is becoming a favorite to look at for me :)

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous . So simple too .

  4. This is really pretty! I love your sponging techniques! It's done very very well:)
    Happy Polishing,
    Paint Me Pretty


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