Oh dear, still a week behind on my posts. Next challenge I’m going to be so much more organised!
Anyway, a technique I’d been meaning to try for ages was water spotted nails. I probably should have used a nice bright base colour with black over the top like most of the tutorials I saw showed but I’d seen someone do a dark blue over light blue that was really pretty. By this point I had had blue nails for well over a week and was just craving a completely different colour so decided to go with pinks.
I think the colours were a bit too close and not contrasting enough to really make this technique work plus I struggled to get big water spots and either got tiny ones or the whole lot disintegrated! I don’t think it was a complete disaster and I quite like that there’s a way of using this technique in a more subtle way but next time I’ll try fluoro colours under black! It’s a technique I definitely want to return to and experiment with getting interesting patterns and bubble sizes with the alcohol spray.
I used: Grosvenor Street – Nails Inc, The Last Trial – Anny.
How beautiful! What a lovely effect you have created using 2 similiar colours, I love it! 🙂
Thanks! It’s relatively subtle but kind of pretty.
I am so keen to try this! I just can’t seem to find the time to get organised for it. Is it messy? Was it fun? To me, your index finger and thumb look the most cool!
Thanks! Yeah some definitely came out better than others. It’s a bit messy but no more than water marbling – as long as you tape around your nails the clean up isn’t that bad. It was fun and I’ll try it again soon – I found I had to experiment loads with the height and angle of the spray so I’d like to keep working on it. Good luck if you try it – I’d like to see your results!