May 15, 2013

Digit-al Dozen: Water Spotted Holo!

Sooooo I've been wanting to try out water spotted nails for forever and couldn't figure out when/how to do it, until the inspiration to do these finally struck like lightning! This idea is sort of along the lines of 'ripped skin' tattoos; I used an opaque nude polish to water spot on top of a silver holo, like my insides are made of rainbows (because they are). The end result is so much sweeter and prettier than I expected, so while it was a failed idea from my brain, it looks lovely!!





The water spotting technique is fairly easy in concept, especially if you've tried watermarbling before. I used Makeup Store Greta as my base color, then water spotted with CND Perfectly Bare. I used painter's tape to keep my hands from getting messy, then made a bullseye in a cup of purified water with only CND Perfectly Bare, spritzed some perfume in, waited for it to make cool patterns, then dunked my fingerbits! My only issue is that I used a perfume that I didn't mind wasting (i.e. didn't like all that much) and now of course my hand is soaked in it.... Good job, self! It wasn't quite enough bling yet, so I threw some rhinestones and chrome mini-tips on and all was excellent. In the end, refined glam bling that looks like lacy, fancy wedding nails.

Now check out what the other ladies have BLING'd out for today!



14 comments:

  1. Love the different approach! And the elegance of the nude in the contrast with the holo is absolutely amazing! Delicate but with a hunf! :D

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  2. OMG!! I love this so much! I may have to do a copycat mani on my blog!

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  3. Wow this looks awesome! I love how delicate it is :) I really need to try this technique :D

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  4. I love the technique used here! The outcome turned out awesome and it's so pretty!

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  5. I love love LOVE how pretty and delicate these are. So good.

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  6. Your insides are definitely made of rainbows!

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  7. brilliant and gorgeous as always (((hugs)))

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  8. Beautiful. And your pics are always stunning but they've gotten even MORE stunning lately.

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  9. In a bajillion years I never would have thought to use a nude polish for waterspotting and this looks AMAZING!! What did you use to make your chrome tips (they're so chrome-y!)?
    :)

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    1. Ah, good question! I used the silver Essie chrome, No Place Like Chrome. And thank you!!

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    2. Oh wow! Your pictures (on my computer anyway!) make it look much more shiny (chrome-y) than I was expecting. I have No Place Like Chrome but I've only used it for stamping.

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    3. I freehanded them with the brush straight from the bottle, so maybe the thickness makes it more chrome-tastic? And I took these photos with a bright Ott lamp, so maybe that's helping, too!

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