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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Turquoise Gemstone Nails featuring Kiko 344

Hi there! Today I have a nail art post for you! A while ago I saw this video tutorial by Cute Polish on YouTube and felt inspired to try it in different colours and experiment with the technique. I also remember seeing turquoise inspired nails somewhere using the same technique and decided to try it out for myself! 

I started with 2 coats of Kiko 344 which is a turquoise creme. Formula and application were perfect. 


Turquoise Gemstone nails with Kiko 344 and A-England Camelot


Unlike the tutorial that inspired me, I did not use hand sanitiser spray because I couldn't find it anywhere...So instead I got creative and used hairspray! It has the same effect on the polish but sprays a finer mist so my pattern (if you can call it that) came out more 'delicate' than spotted, which was exactly what I wanted to recreate the look of turquoise gemstones. 

Turquoise Gemstone nails with Kiko 344 and A-England Camelot

I used A England Camelot in room temperature filtered water to create the design on each nail. I loved seeing how each one turned out! 

Turquoise Gemstone nails with Kiko 344 and A-England Camelot

Here is a peek at my thumb because I liked the pattern on it! 


Turquoise Gemstone nails with Kiko 344 and A-England Camelot


Turquoise Gemstone nails with Kiko 344 and A-England Camelot

I really loved wearing this design and was very happy with the end result. 


What do you think? Have you tried this technique?

Kiko polishes are available in Kiko stores and on http://www.kikocosmetics.com/

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13 comments:

  1. This mani turned out so amazing!!! It reminds me of the Eilat stone (=red sea stone) which is a gorgeous turquoise stone with dark arteries. SO GORGEOUS!!!

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  2. These are so beautiful! I haven't tried the technique yet but it is definitely on my to-do list. Also, I can't wait to get some Kikos when I am in London!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! You really nailed what a turquoise stone looks like! Your nails look like THE MOST EXPENSIVE turquoise available on the market! I have a ring that is an absolute match!!! It's Kingston Turquoise!!! <3 <3 <3

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  4. I love this, but don't understand how you did it. Did you spray your nails with hairspray, then put some black nail polish in filtered water and apply that over the hairspray? I'd really like to know how to do this.

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    1. There is a link where I mention the tutorial which inpspired me at the beginning of the article. But I will explain here too and hope it helps! I painted my nails with the turquoise kiko. I then poured filtered water into a cup then dropped black polish onto the surface of the water (like for water marbling) and sprayed it with hairspray as it spreads out. then dip your nail :)
      I might do a photo tutorial.
      Is it clearer at all? Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    2. Thanks. Yes, that's clearer. I didn't realize there was a link until you mentioned it, as it wasn't underlined or differentiated until I happened to hove the mouse over it. I'll take a look at that, too.

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    3. Great! I will go make the link clearer now. Thank you! please share pics on the facebook page if you try this! I'd love to see!

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  5. I had no idea hairspray could do this *drools* I so want to try this like, RIGHT NAOW!! (it's Courtney, btw)

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  6. I keep forgetting to try that tut! U did a fabulous job!

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  7. fantabulous!!! I must try this..turquoise is my favorite color and gemstone! great job!!!

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  8. This is absolute amazing :) I will have to try this sometime soon :)
    I love your blog btw, Im a new subscriber :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you very much for commenting! Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog! Please post a pic to The Mani Café facebook page if you try it? I'd LOVE to see :)

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