#BusyGirlNails – Summer

Today I’m joining a nail art challenge, the #BusyGirlNails with the theme “Summer”. The challenge is an Instagram based one hosted by  @beautybyarielle, @fiercemakeupandnails@mirandasmakeup and @drinkcitra that goes on once a week during five weeks. The theme for the first week is “Neon” and for that I did a water spotted manicure with a neon base.

Neon Water Spotted Nail Art

Neon Water Spotted Nail Art

I started by applying two coats of the newly bought Sephora – Under the covers. The polish didn’t cover entirely in two coats but because I wanted to use it as a base for my neon of choice, the bright yellow China Glaze – Polka Dot Bikini I only applied the third coat on the accent nail. I was hoping to find a new favorite in Under the covers but I didn’t. I only applied one coat of Polka Dot Bikini over the white base and that was more than enough to get the neon yellow brightness that I wanted. Yellow Polka Dot Bikini is a little bit old (since 2010) and the application of it isn’t that great as one would wish. I also remember it having a terrible formula from the beginning and the years only made it worse :D Anyway the color is still amazing for a yellow neon. For the water spotted look I used Nordic Cap NP12 and some hairspray.

The base for the Neon Water Spotted Nail Art

The base for the Neon Water Spotted Nail Art



  1. July 30, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Otroligt snyggt och häftigt!

  2. July 30, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Så snyggt! Det där med hårspray måste ju bara testas! :)

  3. July 30, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    It looks amazing on you hon!!! By the way: Cult Nails Tempest is my alltime stark white polish – best formula ever in a white polish!! <3

  4. July 31, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I love the spotted effect! is so cool!

  5. August 1, 2014 / 7:32 am

    That looks very cool!

  6. August 1, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Snyggt värre, hur gör du när du använder hårsprayen? Målar ett lager lack och sprayar ovanpå innan det hinner torka?

    • August 2, 2014 / 7:12 am

      Jag gör ungefär som med vattenmarmorering: droppar nagellack i ett glas och använder hårsprej istället för en pinne för att skapa mönster i nagellacket. Sedan doppar jag fingrarna i mönstret :)

      • August 8, 2014 / 8:19 pm

        Tackar, det måste jag testa. :)

  7. August 2, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Läckert som tusan

  8. August 3, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    This nail art looks great! I love all these colors together :)

    Xx julia