Friday, November 29, 2013

Day 333) Water spotted Christmas nails

This week's challenge on NPQ (and you should all join the fun) is 'water spotted nail art'.
I'm not new to this technique and even made a tutorial for it back then.

Never the same nail art twice, so I needed to make it a bit different.

This time a Christmas version.

I've started with a great green Christmas polish by China Glaze:

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection 2013 - This is Tree-mendous

A clear base filled with gold (which shows silver in pictures)  and green micro glitters. It's amazing how it looks; when you look up close to the nail it looks like there is more gold than green but this should not be possible because it's definitely a green. To be opaque it needs 2 to 3 coats but it applies easily and dries pretty fast.
In conclusion: A verry pretty green for the Holidays :D

Next I took my water marble cup and dropped some red polish in it:
Catrice Ultimate Nail Laquer Limited Edition Thrilling Me Softly C04-Allure

Then I took a free perfume sample and used it to spray on the polish.
Depending on the polish and the perfume you use it's common to get small spots with one spray.
The more times you spray the bigger the's a polish monster...eating the polish away.
So, knowing this I tried to capture it on my nails

Index is one spray, the rest more and more (each time eating more polish and therefore showing more of the base color).
I prefer the ring and pinky but maybe that's just the color combo.

Now, to put some more effort into it I did a nail art on the middle and ring finger: Christmas bells

Polishes used:
* China Glaze - This is Tree-mendous (base)
* Catrice  - Allure (water spotted)
* China Glaze - Just Be-Claws (bow)
* Catrice - Black To The Routes (outlines)
* Rimmel Space Dust - Total Eclipse (rings on bell)
* Maybelline - Winner takes it all! (bells)