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This mani was just something I wanted to do and when I get that sort of idea in my head I have to follow through! I love me some water spotted and decided that today was the day to finally pair it with turquoise (which is the first way I ever saw the technique used). I started with a base of China Glaze Aquadelic which is a perfect 1-2 coat aqua/turquoise colour. Over the top of this I used a very thin coat of LA Colors Crowd Surfin which is an amazing shimmer and micro flakie topper that I WON (EEEEEEEEEE) from Nail Lacquer UK’s giveaway.
Here is the wonderful Nails Inc New York Noir which is my go to black polish for watermarbling/water spotting. This was one of the freebies from Glamour Magazine. If they do something similar I definitely recommend picking up some of these basic colours as they do come in handy and work out extremely inexpensive with the magazines!
SPARKLES! I stamped this lil dream catcher from BP41 which fits well on even my small nails! I added a small yellow rhinestone to the center (trying to match up with some of the gold sparkles in Crowd Surfin) and then I added a column of teeny tiny amber colours triangle rhinestones down my middle finger. All of these were applied with topcoat and then topcoated over to seal them in place. I loved this mani so much I did do it on both hands and I managed to do my second hand completely in 15 minutes (dinner was being served). I adore the opal flecks in this design and really enjoy my little rhinestones.
I *think* the triangles are 1mm but I cannot find them on BPS (which is where I bought mine) but HERE is a link to the 2mm ones for anyone interested in the stones! Don’t forget that for anything full price you can get 10% off with the code XPG10
So what do you think? I have been in a funk the last week or so and I feel like I am finally getting my mojo back. I want to say a thanks to Ave too for the LA Colors – it is so nice to try out this brand and I was really impressed with the polish I used for this mani, looking forward to the others! What was on your nails this weekend?