Hi everyone! Today I’d like to show you my first attempt at waterspotted nails. I have been meaning to do them forever and a day and every time I would see one on a blog or on Instagram I would think “Yes! Must try that!”. I must have been feeling adventurous when I did these because I don’t often play with water and polish unless I have tons of time on my hands. Before we set out for the morning I put some water in a cardboard cup and filled a jug with water so that all the water would be room temperature by the time I did my nails. We headed out for the morning and when we came back, I did this:
I started off with an L.A. Girl base coat to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of Tip Top Bright Spark on all of my nails. Bright Spark is a bronze shimmery polish. I received this polish in a goodie back at my first CT Meetup. It is a gorgeous colour, but it was a bit brush strokey for me. I didn’t top coat it since I was going to cover it up, so I’m not sure if that would have helped. I was playing with the orange polish you see above in the water and tested Bright Spark as well. It spreads like a boss, but it is quite sheer so it would probably be best to use it as a base if you choose to watermarble with it. I dropped a few drops of sn unnamed Vixen polish (a gift from my aunt) and used a perfume to spray onto the polish on the water’s surface. Once it had broken up to my satisfaction I dipped multiple fingers in at the same time, cleaned the surface of the water with a toothpick and slowly pulled my fingers out. I repeated this with Tip Top Black Forest, which also spreads like a boss! Because I don’t know when to stop, I also added patterned studs that I purchased from bornprettystore (purchase here*). I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite.
I am actually so happy with how these turned out! This is my answer to splatter, which I suck at doing. Ok, I tried it once. It was a nightmare. I couldn’t get the polish to splatter out of the straw and when it did, it covered the entire nail *facepalm* This kinda of looks like marble or smoke, doesn’t it? I must see if I can find a grey that spreads! That would look cool! I digress. I really dig this mani and I’m glad I tried it out!
What do you think?
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