I have not painted my nails in almost a week! What is this? I just have not been in the mood really. What with Saachi’s recovery, my own flare and not being in the right mindset. I considered muddling through and forcing myself to paint my nails but I didn’t want my hobby to become a chore! What nail artist wants that??
Today I have an easy-going water-spotted nail art! It only took 30 minutes to complete it! On top of that, I was constantly amazed how quickly and easily this Emily de Molly polish cleaned up with acetone (even with the glitter pieces)!
I hope you like it!
I started with 3 coats of Emily de Molly Candy Coated. I managed to get my hands on this polish during a Llarowe sale! I am not going to even lie: I always scroll through the sales page. I managed to get a Picture Polish lacquer once!!…Which is neither here nor there in this post but I thought I’d share anyways! 🙂
I “water-spotted” with hairspray, Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen and Zoya Haven. I had this image in my mind of the final result. I should have used an opaque white instead of Fresh Linen because the sheerness makes the base look thin in some spots. I promise that is not Candy Coated but Fresh Linen.
I protected the design with Seche Vite before applying a nice coat of INM Northern Lights Silver. Speaking of which, are they no longer selling the Gold counterpart? I use it for certain color combinations and recently ran out but can’t find it anywhere!
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
Sandra Lewrey said:
I think it looks great – it’d be super as a background to some galaxy nail art. I need to try the waterspotting technique (I also need hairspray that doesn’t shoot out of the clogged dispenser at a 45 degree angle.)
Eeek, yikes, that sounds gross (the hairspray)!! Hah…I actually thought about continuing on with some other designs but I didn’t want to muddle the waterspotting. A light color galaxy is on my list, though!
Are you in the States? I’ve had pretty good luck with CVS brand hairspray!
Nails of Aquarius said:
Gorgeous design Monica! You know how passionate I am for purples! I can totally relate to your 1st 3 sentences! I’ve been in a nail art slump for nearly a month now and ask myself “what is this??? everyday. So I’ve been swatching a lot instead and I hope that if someone runs into my creativity they will send it home!! ❤
Hehehe, thanks Karolyn, purples are probably the best colors ever, I think I have mostly purple polishes actually…
Maybe our creativity is hanging out together?? I’m just trying to dip my toes back in with techniques I haven’t tried in a while and just see where I go from there!
Rebecca Lane said:
This is just gorgeous Monica! We all have those slumps don’t we?! I think I’m a bit worn out from the 31DC!!… I’ve never tried water spotting with hairspray, always used an alcohol/water mix, must try now! 🙂
I totally lost steam with the 31DC the last month and didn’t finish 😦
I haven’t tried alcohol but I will next time..it is a little tedious having to blow on the hairspray to separate the polish!