Thursday, August 8, 2013

Turquoise Granite

I finally got around to trying something new. I saw this picture awhile ago...

This is from Spektor's Nails. It is like doing a water marble, but you only use one color and then you spray hand sanitizer on to it while it is in the water...

Here is a video from Cutepolish to show you what I mean :)

Ok so now that you know what is going on here is what I did :)

 I started out with 2 coats of Julep "Lena" which is a nice turquoise with a slight golden shimmer. Sadly the shimmer isn't as noticeable on the nail :( but it is a very opaque polish and I could have gotten away with 1 coat, but I did an extra coat for good measure!

 This polish went on smooth, like butter! I own quite a few julep polishes but I just haven't used them much.

For the black I used China Glaze "Liquid Leather." My left hand for the most part turned out great. It took a few tries to get what I wanted, but I'm not great at water marbling to begin with. I love this look!!

 I wanted to add a little gold to it like in my inspiration picture so I used one of my cheap nail art pens. This one can be used to ways, like a pen or with a thin brush. I used the thin brush part.

 Not really sure if this is the brand or not. I bought a bunch of then for $2 each at a random store at the mall awhile ago.

 My left hand looks awesome :)

 The thumb wasn't that great though :(

 My right hand.... not so great. I think part of it was because I was getting tired, and my shoulder was bothering me. I've been having pain under my shoulder blade for a couple weeks, it comes and goes. So I just wanted to finish and ended up rushing on my right hand.

 For my first try at this, I think it turned out decent!

 Nice picture on a afghan my granny made years ago. She is gone now so it is nice to have things that remind me of her :)

 These are the best out of them all!

 This is what the polish looks like in the water after spraying with the hand sanitizer. I sprayed a couple times to get it to break up more. You want to make sure you don't spray it too close. Practice, practice, practice!

My like sprayer that I bought at the dollar store.

Well my friends that is all for today. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what you think. Feel free to post any mani's you do that are similar on my facebook page :)

For more on Julep nail polish you can find a list of all of their polishes here!! Enjoy!