Inspired Purple Turquoise Gel Nail Art

I have some fun nail art to share with you today.  These purple turquoise nails were inspired by Nails by Miriam Elizabeth (follow her on Facebook & Instagram).  She does some amazing art with gel polish, and I fell in love with her turquoise nail designs.  When I saw this design I asked if she would be willing to write a tutorial on how she achieved the look… you can read the full tutorial here.  It’s been a while, but I FINALLY got around to trying this. - Purple Turquoise Gel Nail Art Inspired by Nails by Miriam Elizabeth

I mostly followed the step-by-step instructions, but I made some substitutions since I didn’t have all of the exact supplies.  I started with two coats of Gelish Tahiti Hottie… mine is more purple.  I think the MINI version of this color is a darker purple, and the full size version is more pink.  I took a makeup sponge and sponged on Gelish Night Reflection, Mali-Blu Me Away and A Petal for Your Thoughts (I couldn’t find my bottle of Passion).  I cleaned up the excess polish on my skin using an angled brush and alcohol before curing.

Next, I did the saran wrap technique using Gelish Meet the King (Miriam Elizabeth recommended using gold acrylic paint, but I don’t have any and didn’t want to make a trip to the store).  I applied a thin layer of my Gelish TIO, wiped the tacky layer and then proceeded with the black water marble.  I used a plain black stamping polish for this.  I put a drop in a glass of water and then spritzed it with body spray to make it break up, and then dipped each finger in.  I used Liquid Palisade to protect the skin around my nails from getting polish all over them, but I still managed to make quite a mess!  I cleaned up the excess black polish from my skin, let the black polish dry completely and then added another layer of top coat. - Purple Turquoise Gel Nail Art Inspired by Nails by Miriam ElizabethMine turned out a little darker than the inspiration nails, but I absolutely love them.

What do you think?  Will you try this?  :)

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3 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    Andrea, that is absolutely beautiful!! I wish I had the patience to give it a try. Miriam Elizabeth does some beautiful work also.

  2. Laura says:

    Aaahh . . . Gorgeous. I still need to try marbling!

  3. Yelena says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!