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Bright Spark Waterspotted Nails

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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:
Tip Top Bright Spark waterspotted with bornprettystore crackle studsTip Top Bright Spark waterspotted with bornprettystore crackle studsTip Top Bright Spark waterspotted with bornprettystore crackle studsI 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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