Water & Hibiscus Flower Nail Art

I’ve been wanting to try this bubble nail art technique that I saw posted on Gelish Mini’s FB page. I was trying to come up with ideas for a fun vacation themed mani and this effect reminds me of water when done with blues.  This was my first time trying this technique.  It was easy to do, but I think my dots of top coat were too big because the polish ended up a little thick on the sides of my nails.  You can really see that on the middle finger.  I also added a layer of glitter over the bubble/water effect and it kind of hides the pattern.  I’m going to try this technique again soon to see if I can perfect the look.

I started with two coats of Sheek White and one coat of Ali Baba Sim Sala Bam.  Then I applied one coat of My Favorite Accessory (teal), and Deep Sea (dark blue/purple) onto my nails and used a dotting tool to drop little circles of top coat into the color before curing.  I let the dots spread for a few seconds, cured, and applied another coat of Ali Baba on top.  Finally, I topped it all off with my Gelish TIO.  Whew… that’s a lot of coats of polish!

The hibiscus flowers are stickers/decals from Lucky Star Style Nail Decals.  The decals are actually pink, but when applied over blue they look purple, which turned out to be perfect for this mani!  These decals work great with gel polish.  If you’d like to try them out you can use the code “firstorder” when checking out at Lucky Star Style to save 20% on your first order.

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  1. Kripa says:

    I thought I saw bubbles there last night but I couldn’t be sure… The glitter does tend to cover it up a bit.