Friday, August 14, 2015

Golden Rose Galaxy #14 and Kiko Denim #463



Golden Rose Galaxy #14 and Kiko Denim #463
Waterspotted gradient

Sometimes I feel like I am totally out of ideas for my manis. It feels like I’m doing the same things over and over again, day after day. Today I wanted to try something I haven’t tried before: Water spotting. Water spotting is when you drip drops of polish onto a water surface, spray with something containing alcohol and then dip your fingers in it. If you remember OPI’s Black Spotted, then you know what I’m talking about. 
 
I have only got pictures of the final mani, but let me talk you through the many steps:

  1. I painted my nails green, one coat of Kiko Denin #463.
  2. I applied both liquid latex and tape around my nails. I knew this was going to be messy!
  3. I made a gradient with the green and Golden Rose Galaxy #14, a lovely purple glittery texture
  4. I topcoated it all
  5. I dripped three drops of the green onto the water surface. Two would have been enough
  6. I sprayed with hand disinfectant
  7. I dipped two nails at a time
  8. I removed the tape and the latex right after pulling my fingers out of the water
  9. I topcoated it all
  10. I photographed it, and here it is:


I quite like the effect, but I think it was a mistake to use a texture in my gradient. I turned out pretty “lumpy” even though I’m wearing two layers of topcoat here.


Here are the two polishes I used:


I really enjoyed trying something I haven’t tried before! And I like the result!

22 comments:

  1. Honestly there were times when I thought I was obliged to show something different and more and more and prove I can - then I thought: "No, that's a nonsense" and nowadays I don't show much of a nail art...
    I tried this technique of today once or twice but I wasn't satisfied with the results.
    I had this Galaxy :)

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    1. I never felt obliged to show something different, but I like change. :)
      I like the idea of this mani, but I'm going to re-do it with other polishes to see if I like the end result better :)

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  2. I'm with Aneta here - you would try wearing beautiful polishes on their own more often LOL
    You know how I ALWAYS wore handpainted nail art - well after 3 years I stopped more or less, now I enjoy it when I pain some - and it never feels like something I HAVE to do...
    That being said, I like this mani very much, but you probably are right about the textured polish not being ideal for this mani!

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    1. I never feel that I have to do nail art. But I usually find a plain polish too boring to wear on its own. I love when I've got something going on on my nails. It doesn't have to be much, just something :)

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  3. That's cool! I would like to try this but I am lazy and avoid all kinds of nail art that might end messy :)

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    1. Hahaha, I should definitely avoid messy nail art too! :D

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  4. I am a huge green polish fan and that KIKO polish is truly amazing. Love the nail art you made, the effect is cool!

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    1. Thank you. It's cool that you love green too! :)

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  5. Gostei.
    Combinou bem, ficou uma lindeza.

    Bjim ...
    blog Usei Hoje

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    1. I'm super pleased to hear that,thank you :)

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  7. Cool technique and I like the way it turned out. :-)

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  8. The technic is quite difficult in my opinion. But the final result looks cool! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely try it again :)

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  9. This is a nice combo - they do work well together :-D Lol this is a new one to me! :-)

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  10. This Kiko is so beautiful <3 No, I changed my mind, actually they both are gorgeous :D

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