I basic idea for this manicure was to finally try out OPI Black Spotted which has been sitting among my untrieds for quite a while. I know the polish is quite old news already, but I finally wanted to try it on my nails since I own it and before this I have only played with it on nail wheel.
I used Layla Softouch Effect 09 as my base color. Then I sponged a little bit of Zoya Cecilia and Picture Polish Calm over the turquoise Layla and applied a coat of quick drying top coat. When my turquoise/green base was completely dry I applied one thin coat of OPI Black Spotted over each nail and then sponged a little bit of OPI GoldenEye on all my nails.
Black Spotted was actually quite easy to use. I had read that you should try to use as thin coat of it as possible and that was really good advice as I managed to get nice pattern on each nail with my first try. Black Spotted gives a fun look, though I'm not sure how versatile or usable the polish is in the end as it kinda gives you basically the same look every time. But of course it's an easy way to achieve that water spotted look.
I really liked it combined with the turquoise/green base and little touches of gold, though I kinda wish the spots would have been just slightly bigger so that you could see the base color little bit better.
It's actually my birthday today. Yay, happy birthday to me! So the mani was quite suitable for the date as the polish is kinda old news, just like me... Ha ha. I'm just kidding. I really liked this look and it's a great look for today. :)
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab + Zoya Anchor
Polishes: Layla Softouch Effect 09, Zoya Cecilia, Picture Polish Calm, OPI Black Spotted, OPI GoldenEye
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl