Nail it with marbled turquoise nail art

Monday, October 20, 2014


As if water marbling weren't enough - now we have spray water marbling. But the overall appearance is much different. I have my first attempt at spray marbling for you today. 

Several bloggers have used this concept, but I took my cue from Ashley is Polish Addicted.

Let's take a look.

Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
I started off with Elevation Polish "The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye," which is a gorgeous deep turquoise shade with amazing shimmer. Then I added random areas of Elevation Polish Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which is a stunning gold holographic shade.

Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
Then for the fun part. (Insert sarcastic laugh here.) Well, it really was fun - I just need to practice a bit. I added a drop of black polish to a small container of distilled water and let it spread across the water's surface. Then I sprayed it a couple of times with rubbing alcohol to get a random pattern. You have to work rather quickly as the alcohol will cause the polish to dry even faster than normal.
 
Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
I dipped my finger in the water the same way I have for a normal water marble. Then, after all my nails were done, I worked on clean up. I really do like the way this turned out. I wish the black were a little more subtle. But I am sure with practice I will get it figured out.
 
Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
Have you tried this spray marble technique? Tips?

These polishes were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Landscape Nail Art: Fall in the Snowy Range

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I have some nail art that I am so excited to share with you. Fall in Wyoming is a gorgeous time of year. The problem is that it doesn't last very long. I wanted to recreate some of that blue mountain water and the Aspen foliage.

I started off with a base color of OPI Aspen Snow to make the colors stand out more. The sky is OPI No Room for the Blues. The rest of the landscape was created with acrylic paint.

I can't really explain how I completed this as it changed directions at least 10 times while I was creating it. But I am tickled with the end result. I do need to go back and get some more of the tinge from the acrylic paints off my cuticles though.

Let's take a look. For these swatches I used HK Girl to add gloss and seal in the design.


Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Then I mattified it by using China Glaze Matte Magic. I normally prefer glossy finishes, but this really makes the details pop out even more. 


Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
Fall landscape scene nail art
One thing about nail art... never be afraid to try anything. You may just be surprised at what you can create. I got the basic idea from Keratin Canvas and went from there.

 

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