Monday, October 6, 2014

Nail Art | Turquoise

My first attempt at the gorgeous turquoise mani-and I am in love! I have seen so many renditions and even nail wraps. I was shocked by how easy it was to get this look!

First up, you need to start with a turquoise coloured base, obviously. I used two coats of Zoya Wednesday. After that dries, you add a gold flake polish- I used Zoya Gilty. Now, it's time for the fun part. Well, messy part. The technique is basically the same as water marbling, except no need to draw any fancy designs. Fill up a shot glass with room temperature water. Then, just drop a couple of drops of a dark polish, I chose to use Zoya Noot, but you can use a plain black too. And now you just spray some hair spray into the water. For hair spray, use a non-aerosol version, so it can make the spot-like pattern. You can see the design it's making and spray more hair spray for less dark space. I did some nails with more dark polish and some with not much, like the varied veining in natural turquoise. The hairspray made the whole process smell awesome, but it did leave it a bit sticky. After it felt dry, I washed my hands and then added two coats of Duri Miracote for a high-gloss finish.

If you haven't tried the turquoise mani yet, do it! It's much easier than you thought!

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