Guest Post: Kelli Marissa – Neon Dry Brush Mani
Hi guys! My name is Kelli Marissa and today I’m honored to be guest posting for the incredible Valesha :) Once upon a time, I was a blogger myself, (I’ve since switched over to having a YouTube channel where I post nail art tutorials) so it’s nice to be writing again, and for one of my favorite nail bloggers ever! I remember when I first discovered Valesha’s flawless swatches – I was so obsessed with her perfect photos – I still find myself drooling over them with every new blog post. (I mean seriously, did you guys see her China Glaze Lite Brites swatches?! Seriously. Obsessed.)
Anyway, onto the nail art!
Originally, I wanted to recreate one of Valesha’s gorgeous nail art looks, but as it turns out, I am not nearly as talented with intricate designs as she is, so I decided to stick to my usual style – simple and sweet!
This nail art look was created using one of my favorite techniques ever – the “dry brush” manicure. It’s awesome because it’s so simple and it requires absolutely no tools, but it always turns out looking really cool. Basically, you wipe off all the polish from the bottle brush, and then swipe it onto your nail – then repeat until you’re satisfied!
I started off with KBShimmer Fillin’ Groovy as my base coat. Then, I painted on a couple coats of OPI Alpine Snow (white polish makes the neon colors really pop!), and then used the dry brush technique with China Glaze I’ll Pink to That, China Glaze Lime After Lime, and Colour Alike A Blue Ocean (technically, this is a stamping polish – but OMG it’s so gorgeous and it matched perfectly, so I couldn’t resist.) I topped it all off with KBShimmer Oh Matte!.
I have to say, I am pretty obsessed with how it turned out. It’s just so bright and fun! I just love to break out the neons as soon as the weather starts getting nice (oh, who am I kidding.. I wear them all year round!)
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little blog post :) It’s been a pleasure to get back to my blogging roots! Thanks so much for reading, and thank you to Valesha for having me.