How to: Turquoise Stone Nail Art

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Hello lovelies,

This has been a design I have been meaning to try for some time now. It caught my eye the first time I saw it and still does to this day. This is my first time trying the water spotted technique, and I must say, I love it! First of all, sorry for the glare in the pic above and the pics to come. Unfortunately, I do not own a professional camera – all pictures were taken with my iPhone 5.

Let’s move on to how to create this look for yourself!

You should start by gathering/preparing the following items:

Base coat, top coat, turquoise nail polish, gold nail polish, black nail polish, saran wrap, paper towel, a plastic cup filled with room temperature water, hairspray, q-tips, and acetone.

Step one: Lay down your paper towel and paint your nails. Apply the base coat, then the turquoise polish. The polish I decided on is “For Audrey” by China Glaze. Let dry.

Step two: Scrunch up the piece of saran wrap and place a drop of the gold polish onto the paper towel. Dip the saran wrap into the polish and lightly dab onto your nails.

Step three: Place a drop of the black polish close to the water in the cup and let it spread. Using the hairspray, give it a quick spray. Depending on how much I spayed, I discovered there are two designs it will make. As shown in the collage below, the first picture is the drop of black polish, the second is when I sprayed too much (design on middle finger) and the third is when I sprayed less (design on ring finger). Both work well – all stones are one of a kind and this nail design should follow suit.

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Step four: Slowly dip your nail into the water, making sure your nail is parallel to the water, then go all the way in. Using the q-tip, twirl it around in the water so it picks up the excess black nail polish.

Step five: Remove your finger from the water and take a new q-tip dipped in acetone to clean up the edges and around your finger.

Step six: Once the black polish is fully dry (I suggest waiting at least half an hour), you can seal your design with top coat!

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Et Voila! People are going to be wondering how your nails turned into stone! #justkidding

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I wanted to add my own extra flare to it, therefore, I decided to outline the nail in black. Let me know what you think? Should I have left it the way it was? (Comparison picture below)

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To see more nail art designs of mine, check out my Instagram account here. Hopefully this tutorial helped you create some beautiful Turquoise Stone Nail Art. Don’t forget to tag me so I can see your lovely recreations!! (#thary_xoxo)

Ta-ta for now…

Xoxo,

Thary