Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jellyfish Nails

A newish type of nail art has been going around lately, especially on instagram. I decided I had to give it a try, and I'm happy to report that it's so easy! I've actually done this type of art a few times since, and I love it! 

I didn't know what to call this design. Laura from ellagee said it looked like jellyfish when I texted her a picture, so they have since been dubbed jellyfish nails! I began with two coats of ellagee Forgetful Lucy. Once that was dry, I watered down some blue acrylic paint. I would say it was about 80% paint, 20% water. Then, using a dotting tool, I dabbed on watery blue dots all over my nails. I worked with my four fingers at one time, then did my thumb on its own before moving to the next hand. This prevented any watery dot slides across or off of my nail. 

Once all of my fingers had watery blue dots chilling on the surface, I barely touched a q-tip to each dot until all of the water had been absorbed by the q-tip. This left a ring of color behind on my nail. If you want the ring of color to be darker, leave the blob on for longer. My pinkie nail got the longest sitting time, which is why those blobs are darker. When I was done with the blue, I did the same thing with the purple, then the red. Finally, I did a coat of top coat! I love working with acrylic paint because it doesn't drag when you do top coat, and any mistakes or paint on your skin wash right off! Does this seem like a style of nail art you could do? Enjoy! :)

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