My First Attempt at a Sponging Nail Designs

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
July 20, 2011

Hello everyone! I am a little embarrassed to show you photos of my first attempt at sponging (I even removed the ability to enlarge the photos haha). I have seen this technique all over blogger and the many blogs I stalk. I thank you for introducing this to me.

I think it turned out descent. I learned a lot in my first attempt, but I think my next attempt will be MUCH better. I am not going to lie; clean up was terrible. I had so much polish all over my fingers, so of course it semi-stained them. Polish remover just kept smearing the polish around haha... I bet I used 20 q-tips. Please tell me I am not the only one.... (So please ignore my smurf fingers!)

The polishes I used were Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint, Old Navy Tip Toe Seal the Teal, and Erre Due 73 (which I received in a giveaway from Cel's One Year Anniversary Giveaway.. She sent me some AWESOME polishes). I  do like the polishes I choose for my first attempt. In the photos, Erre Due (the top/last layer) doesn't look even but it is. In person all the polishes fully covered the nail. I guess the light hit it in certain places so it looks uneven in the photos. Maybe I should have started with a fully painted nail instead of working on a non-polished nail.

Please share with me your first attempt at sponging... Do you have a blog post with pictures? Anyone find a really good tutorial somewhere? Okay, on to the pictures....

Inside No Flash

Inside No Flash

Inside No Flash

I bet you are wondering where the crackle in the next series of photos is coming into play... Well because I didn't like how my first attempt at sponging turned out, I figured what better way to save a manicure !!!! =)  Crackle fixes any messed up base coat... Don't be fooled by this zoomed in nail shot above, I picked the BEST one!

Inside No Flash

Inside No Flash

Outside in the sun

Outside in the Shade

Outside in the Shade


Hannah Michelle on July 20, 2011 at 11:01 PM said...

Wow, this combination is gorgeous!!

thenailaholic on July 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM said...

I think it looks great! I have the smearing problem too. Especially with reds!

Pinkbeauty_love on July 21, 2011 at 1:50 AM said...

Iike u should of put glitter something to bring it out more when I do the sponging I mostly then put a layer of glitter polish(:

Fingers on July 21, 2011 at 5:17 AM said...

It doesn't look as bad as you think. It's pretty good for your first attempt! I like it better before the crackle!

-Diana- on July 21, 2011 at 7:54 AM said...

I think it looks good :)

Polish AMOR on July 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM said...

i think you did a great job.. the colors you picked compliment each other ... great job! Should had stayed away from the crackle :-P

Erika on July 21, 2011 at 10:23 AM said...

My first sponging attempt wasn't much different! I think you did a great job, and I love the colors you chose! :)

Cel on July 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM said...

I think it turned out really well, especially for a first attempt! And the silver crackle on top, fantastic <3

B C on July 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM said...

wow great jo! i love the sponging effects :)

Kelly on July 22, 2011 at 3:56 AM said...


Kejal on July 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM said...

I think its nice...i also just did a sponge nail art yesterday..and though it seems difficult, it turned out quite nice. Do check it if possible.

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