Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Nail Art Technique You've Never Tried

Hi chickies!

Happy hump day! You know why I like Wednesdays so much? Because it means another challenge day from the Mish Mash Challenge hosted by Kimber's Lacquer Korner! Yay!!! Today's theme was something kind of cool: a nail art technique you've never tried before. There's a million and one different nail art techniques I haven't tried yet so I was pretty excited for this day. I knew whatever I chose would be challenging, and it was ;), but I always love a good challenge!

I've been seeing water spotted nails floating around the blogosphere a lot lately and knew I had to try it out. Water spotted nails always seem to make me think of one idea, turquoise stone nails. YES! 

I was correct in thinking that this would be difficult though -_- I followed the tutorial from Lacquerstyle she made it super easy to follow! And even though they didn't really end up looking like turquoise stones I still quite like them! ;)

I started with a base of Zoya Zuza on all of my nails. Then I ripped up a makeup sponge and lightly sponged Sinful Colors Mint Apple randomly. When that was dry I used a new piece of the sponge to dab on Sally Hansen Golden-I randomly as well. Then I put a drop of Wet n Wild Black Creme in a cup filled with water and sprayed some hairspray on it to create all the holes in the water. I dipped each finger in quick to get my design. Top coat with some Poshe and this design was ready to go! 





Why is this so blurry?!?!? -_-
And to make it look even more rock-like I added NYC Matte Me Crazy to take away the shine. I really like it this way!


I wouldn't necessarily call this a 'fail', more like a 'needs improvement' ;) But that's ok because practice makes perfect right? And even though it was a bit frustrating and they didn't really turn out looking like turquoise stones I still think the final effect is pretty cool!

Have you tried water spotted nails yet? What's your favorite color combination? 
Thanks guys and don't forget to check out everyone else's designs I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! 




42 comments:

  1. I wouldn't consider this "needs improvement" at all....I think your final look is amazing!

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  2. Love, love, love! Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic job.

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  3. Agreed, practice makes perfect. But you don't need any more practice for this, because it already IS PERFECT! Really, I love them! Maybe it's not exactly what you had in mind, but for a blank mind like mine this effect is just sooooo cool! Totally stone-y!

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    1. Practice does make perfect! Lol! Thank you so much for your kind words!! You are so sweet!!! :)

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  4. These look just like turquoise to me, I think you did a wonderful job!!! These get an E for Excellent!

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  5. This looks fantastic!!!! I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to try it! Great job!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! You really should try it it would look so beautiful on your nails :)

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  6. Great minds think alike =) This looks exactly like turquoise.. =) So Pretty

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    1. That they do! :) I'm so glad you can tell it's supposed to be turquoise! Lol!! Thanks so much!! :)

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  7. I didn't know that hair spray could be used for this technique, thank you for the info! Anyway, the final result is beautiful! :)

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    1. Me either! I was so glad to find that it worked because I didn't have any spray hand sanitizer :( lol! Thank you so much Cristina!! :)

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  8. Wow this is a beautiful mani, Kristine! I love how it turned, even if it isn't what you intended at the start. And yes, I do love the way it looks with the matte finish! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks so much Yun! :) I definitely loved it mattified it really looked like rock! lol! You're the best! :)

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  9. Oh Wow, this is amazing you totally nailed it even you don't think so :P

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! :) Sometimes my ideas don't always turn out like I plan but sometimes they come out even cooler! ;) LOL

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  10. I love these! They turned out great!

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  11. These are great, Kristine! I've used this technique with rubbing alcohol instead of hairspray, but I'll have to try it this way as well :) I think they definitely read as turquoise.

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    1. Oh really? I'll have to try that... I did make quite a mess with hair spray my whole polish desk was sticky when I was finished -_- lol! Thanks so much!! :)

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job!

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  13. This is beyond gorgeous, love it so much!

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    1. I'm so happy you love them! I did enjoy wearing it on my nails for a while! LOL Thank you so much!! :)

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  14. This is one of my favourites so far! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. This is stunning! I love the shiny look and the matte look :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! :) I did like the shiny but something about mattifying it really made me love it! lol!

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  16. This looks really fab!! They're so pretty =)

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  17. This is beautiful and so striking! I'm definitely inspired to give this a try, well done!

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    1. You really should try it! I bet it would look so pretty on your nails!! Thank you so much!! :)

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  18. That's so beautiful!!!!! I also think of turquoise every time I read about water spotted and this is definitely also my fave colour combo for this technique. I absolutely need to try it myself!

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  19. I don't know why you think they don't look like turquoise. I think you nailed it! Check out this pic:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/236/445948417_8f66651c60.jpg

    See? Looks just like yours! If you google "turquoise stones" and click on images, you'll see that turquoise comes in a nearly infinite variety of blue/green with different types of black, silver, or gold colored branching.

    These are beautiful!

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  20. this is really awesome, love it :D
    must try it one day :D

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  21. No improvement needed, in my opinion! LOVE this, and another technique I have to try.

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