I felt adventurous and I figured that would be a good mindset to try a new technique: spotted nails. I've been eyeing water marble manicures for quite some time, especially video's to figure out how to make a nice design. To make things a little easier on myself and to try this dunking-fingers-into-water stuff, I decided to go for a manicure that involves spraying the polish in the water with hairspray or perfume. Since I don't have any hairspray (the curly mess on top of my head just does what it wants, even if I would try to style it using cement or superglue!!) I opted for a perfume sample I had laying around and this is the result:
|indoors, no flash|
I used the absolutely glorious OPI DS Extravagance, a berry colored holo that is just pure perfection. On my index and pinky I needed just one coat, my thumb received a thin second coat because I thought I saw some bare spots and I finished with a coat of Seche Vite. My middle and ring finger were painted in two slightly thicker coats than usual of OPI Beyond The Pale Pink, a lovely cream color with pink undertones.
These are the two polishes I used:
|OPI Beyond The Pale Pink, OPI DS Extravagance|
Have you tried water marble? Or spotted nails? And did you tip over the cup of water and create a big mess like I did? Yup, totally did that... fortunately I was doing all this in the kitchen sink so the mess was easily cleaned up :D