Today's guest is one of my faves. I came across her on youtube somehow when I was looking at nail stuff. She is one of the few youtubers I watch regularly, she just has a good system goin on, and her cats are so freakin cute! Her nails are always lookin amazing, and I love the nail art she does because it is kind of similar to what I do, simple, but still challenging. She totally blew me away with what she came up with for this, and I must recreate it as soon as possible! Here is is!
First off, I have to thank Jennifer for the incredible
opportunity to do a guest post on her blog! I was blown away and so honored
when she asked me to write a post for her.
She is seriously a master at watermarbling and I envy how beautiful her
nails are. And I’m also somewhat jealous
that she is on vacation at the moment lol.
Since Jennifer is so good at different types of nail art,
I had a mini panic attack trying to figure out what I could do that would be
worthy of her blog. I’m not great at
nail art, I have no skills at water marbling, and my creativity level is
practically at level 1. But I have been
playing around a lot with water spotting, and thought that maybe I could come
up with some cool design with that!
For all of you who don’t know what water spotting is, it
is similar to water marbling where you put polish in a cup of water and then
dip your nails into it. The design on top of the water creates a really cool
design on your nail. But instead of
swirling colors together to create a marble effect, you spray the surface of
the water with hairspray, perfume, or spray hand sanitizer.
This method isn’t anything that I came up with. In fact, the first time I saw something like
it was from Cute Polish on YouTube. Since then I’ve seen other YouTuber’s make
videos about it and I’ve seen other bloggers come up with cool
adaptations. The most prevalent is the
Turquoise Stone Nails!
I absolutely love the stone nails, but wanted to come up
with a different color combination for Jennifer so I busted out some of my
favorite summer colors.
The three polishes I used were:
Zoya “Snow White”
China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
How to create these nails!
Supplies you will need:
You polishes, base and top coats (a little
obvious, but still had to say it)
Room temperature water
Tape/Vaseline (for area around your nails)
Sandwich bag or Saran Wrap
Nail polish remover for clean up
Step 1: fill up bowl with water and let it sit out for a
while, so it becomes room temperature
Step 2: paint your nails whatever base color you
want. Put a top coat on. (I used Zoya “Snow
Step 3: apply tape around your fingers to make clean up
Step 4: using the sandwich bag or Saran wrap, dab on your
second color (I used Orly “Rage”)
Step 5: its spotting time! Take the lid off the third
polish and drop 3 (ish) drops into the water surface. It’s really similar to water marbling, except
you just use the same polish for the rings.
The polish will spread across the surface.
Step 6: quickly spray the perfume onto the surface of the
Step 7: dip your nail in. And like water marbling, use
the tooth pick to remove the excess polish off the surface of the water before
your take your nail out.
Step 8: repeat for all 10 nails.
Step 9: take the tape off and seal the design in with a
You can do this with any colors imaginable! I’m in love
with the Turquoise Stone nails myself but these are still really fun and
Thank you again to Jennifer for allowing me to be a guest
blogger and if any of you guys want to check out my blog, you can go here: Misshollyberries!
Holly (aka, Miss Holly Berries)