We’re always on the lookout for cool nail art ideas and this may be our newest favorite! FP Shani mastered the technique to get beautiful turquoise nail art that looks just like the real stones. Add in a touch of gold for some shine and you have some seriously cool nail art for the upcoming festival season! The process may seem complicated but it’s actually really easy to do. It is however a little messy, fair warning.
What you need: nail polish remover, a spray bottle, a small cup of water, scotch tape, and turquoise, black and gold nail polish. Keep some paper towels handy, too. This trick will work best with new nail polish that is nice and runny – old, semi-dried nail polish will not work as well. Start by painting your nails with the turquoise base coat, and let it dry completely.
Mix equal parts water and nail polish remover in the spray bottle, and shake it well. Before you move on to the next step, make sure your nails are ready. Cover your finger tips with scotch tape, leaving only the nail uncovered.
Take your gold and black nail polish and drop a few drops of each into the cup of water. Try to do this quickly so the drops stick together and stay at the top of the cup, as opposed to sinking to the bottom.
Take your spray bottle of water and nail polish remover and spray into the cup of water a few times. This breaks up the polish and gives it a marbled appearance.
Dip your nail into the cup so that the polish applies itself to your nail. If you put enough polish in the cup, you can dip two fingers at a time.
Peel away the scotch tape to reveal your turquoise stone nails! Repeat this process on each finger.
In between nails, use a Q-tip to remove the leftover polish from the top of the cup.
And there you have it, beautiful turquoise stone nails! Paint with a top coat of clear polish so they last longer :).
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Photos by Julia.