The One With the Bokeh Bubbles

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished people!  How are you all doing on this lovely Monday?  Ugh, Monday....can you believe the weekend went as fast as it did?  Can you believe it's already August 7th??  My birthday is tomorrow!!!! Ahhh and I don't even have a birthday manicure on yet!!!  I'm so behind....sigh.

Today's manicure is a fun bokeh bubble design I did using some acrylic polishes.  I've done a bokeh design a few years ago and it didn't show up too well on my nails.  Therefore I ended up drawing a floral design on top of it and then you could see it better.  Back then though I sucked at photography.  Hell I still do.

Anyways, let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
  • Various Acrylics
  • INM - Northern Lights
Isn't it cool looking?  I actually love how it turned out.  It's super easy to get the look!  First you start off with a white base coat.  I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls because of it's grey undertones which would let the bokeh design pop.  I feel if I used a bright white, the colors would disappear into the base.

When the base was dried, I took some acrylic paint and mixed it with water.  I then used a dotting tool to place the wet dot on my nail.  I let it sit for a few seconds, then I used a corner of a napkin to absorb the excess liquid.  What is left behind is the clear bokeh bubble.  If you don't want to use a napkin, you can also use a damp nail art brush to suck up the extra water.  I found myself bouncing back and forth between the napkin and the brush depending on the size of the bubble.

What do you think?  Fan of the look?  Something you've ever tried?

Until next time, <3.


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