Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Turquoise Stone Nails

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Inspired by Jewelry." I don't wear much jewelry normally... Just a few small diamond studs in my ear lobes and a small hoop in my conch piercing... And my Fitbit Charge HR. I wasn't feeling inspired by any of my own jewelry so I decided to attempt a turquoise stone mani since it's a look I really like but never got around to doing. 

I started with 2 coats of The Face Shop GR506 as my base. Then I dabbed on a bit of gold (unlabeled Cosmetic Arts polish) using the Saran Wrap technique. Then I did the water spotting technique with Sally Hansen Black Heart and Fructis hair spray. Here's a tutorial by Kristin of Lacquer Style.

I'm not completely happy with how this came out... I think the gold looks more like it was sponged on rather than veiny like the stone. I also think there's too much black and the lines are too thick. I do like the overall effect though :) What do you think?

Don't forget to show the other Twinsies some love!

Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas


  1. I really like the overall look of them too! :)

  2. I like it, it reminds me about turquoise stone and it looks cute.

  3. I love this! I think it turned out great! <3

  4. Well I think the mani turned out super well my dear! It is so realistic! =)

  5. I have yet to try recreating these stone nails before, but these are awesome!! Great job!

    1. Thanks Marisa! You should give it a try sometime... It was a fun mani :)

  6. This is awesome! I definitely think it looks like turquoise. :)

  7. These came out love love them


  8. I think they turned out really well :)


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