Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Water Spotted Nails

Some of you may have seen the video on how to create the look given by OPI Black Spotted. I've been trying to get my hands on Black Spotted since it first came out but the prices have been far too high. This tutorial excited me because not only could I come up with a look similar to Black Spotted, but I could use other colors, too! I gave this method a shot and aside from some trial and error, it worked pretty well! I plan on trying it with black soon to see if it comes out like an OPI Black Spotted dupe, but I really wanted to try it with a different color first!

I began by polishing my nails with Zoya Jacqueline from the new Lovely collection. This is a gorgeous, smooth beige nude creme polish. 

Zoya Jacqueline

Zoya Jacqueline

Then, I took Zoya Blu and dropped two drops into a disposable cup filled with luke warm water and a few drops of nail polish remover. I used Zoya Neely for my accent nail. Blu and Neely are also from the Lovely collection.

Water Spotted Nails Tutorial

Here's where the trial and error came in. The video says to spray hand sanitizer into the polish blob. However, when I did that, it was too forceful and ended up making the polish separate terribly. It also had a lot of bubbles in it. So, I figured out that spraying the sanitizer on my hand while I held it over the cup worked much better. It should look something like this:

Water Spotted Nails Tutorial

Then, just find a spotty area that you like and dip your nail in! I taped around my skin to make clean-up easier.

Water Spotted Nails Tutorial

I really like the effect this gives and it really is very easy! However, I will use darker colors next time, at least for the spotted part of the process. This isn't my favorite set of nails, but I can't wait to try this technique again! Enjoy! :)

P.S. Do you like the picture tutorial? I was thinking of doing them more often...

OPI Black Spotted Dupe

Zoya Blu

Zoya Neely

*These polishes were provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own, as always.
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