I am late in posting this, so my apologies. I'm really busy during the week and come home well after the sun is down, so it takes a lot of the fun out of taking nail photos. However, this post is finally here and I'm excited to share it with you! My birthday is in December, so my birthstone is turquoise. I wasn't a fan of it when I was younger; I liked the color, but it didn't seem nearly as pretty as the shiny gems. These pictures of veined bisbee turquoise served as my inspiration:
My first thought was to try doing a splatter mani (using this tutorial), but it didn't really work for me the way I had planned. I would dip, blow, and then nothing...OR just globs would come out. The end result is reasonably realistic, though, and I'm loving it because those giant globs look just right! I used Color Club Snakeskin as my silvery-gold base color (which I forgot to take a picture of because I was so excited to splatter), then Color Club New Bohemian for my turquoise. On my ring finger, I tried using China Glaze Crushed Candy (crackle) to see which method looks better.
I'm still undecided, which method is your favorite - the globs, or the crackle on my ring finger? I think they're both beautiful in their own way! Thanks so much for reading