I’d seen a few turquoise stone manicures on the internet (including this one at Spektor’s Nails) and I love turquoise jewellery so I thought I would have a punt at doing one myself. Here’s how it turned out.
Here’s a close-up of the turquoise nail. The base coat is Topshop Pool Party and the brown is Nails Inc Curzon Street, and then I mattified it with my Rimmel matte topcoat.I got this look using the water spotted marbling technique. I think it was cutepolish who came up with this: you drop polish on the surface of a cup of warm water (like when you do normal water marbling) but then you spray it with body spray or something that has alcohol in it. This makes holes in the polish which you can pull apart further and spread out so you have lots of little bits on the surface of the water. Then you can dip your finger in like with water marbling and you get this perfect turquoise effect!
As you can see I did the ring finger as a studded accent nail. The base is Barry M Matt White and the studs are from a set which I bought from Born Pretty Store a little while ago. I applied them using a very thin nail dotting tool – you press them into tacky polish and then apply a topcoat over the top to keep them on.
The studs were inspired by another bracelet which I bought at the same time (both from Claire’s Accessories) which you can see in the picture above. I’m so chuffed though that the nail art came out just how I wanted it to!! I’d definitely do this look again. I’m just trying to think of what other stones and textures I could try to replicate on my nails.