I was flipping through Marie Claire and saw ideas on nail art. Creating this stonewashed effect with sponge-tip eyeshadow applicators seemed easy enough.
Sad, isn't it?
Like someone took a piece of charcoal and did a bad job coloring within my nails.
What I learned from my experience is that you should definitely use very LIGHT pressure when dabbing the eyeshadow applicator onto your nails. I got a little overzealous in dabbing the polish-dipped applicators all over my nails. Leaving some areas untouched would have been ideal. Also, be prepared to use clean applicators between nails. As the sponges absorb the polish, you get less of a stonewashed look. I recommend buying a bag of those cheap disposable applicators!
I decided to hide this terrible excuse for nail art with some distractions.
I would definitely give the stonewashing effect another try. If you attempt it, let me know how it goes!