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Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Nails

I recently moved, leaving my regular jacuzzi habits behind. Let me tell you – me AND my muscles are really, really missing that jacuzzi. Like in a big way. So an ode to jacuzzi bubbles, this is my underwater aqua bubble gradient nails!

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Nails

In my further attempt to find a perfect “mannequin hands” neutral nail polish for my strange skin tone, I picked up New York Color’s “Prospect Park Bloom.” I really, really like this light nude, but just like its predecessor that I tried before, “Fashion Safari” (also New York Color) it just isn’t the right shade for me. Here is a swatch of each of these colors, one was the base from my previous Fox manicure when my nails were much shorter.

New York Color Fashion Safari

New York Color – Fashion Safari

New York Color Prospect Park Bloom

New York Color – Prospect Park Bloom

I added a quick and easy gradient next using Wet n Wild “Miami Spirit” with a make-up sponge near my cuticle. Then I quickly top coated with Milani Top Coat because I know that it smears/pulls polish really well. That is what created these neat streaks on top of my base color – sometimes a bad top coat can be turned into a great thing! I use this top coat all the time for streaky gradients.

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Base

Wet n Wild’s “Miami Spirit” is an awesome color – its the perfect shade of teal with just a hint of silver shimmer. When I picked it up I was expecting to like it, but not to fall in love with it! Hopefully in this picture you can see the really pretty subtle shimmer that this polish has.

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Base with Bottle

Last I used a couple dotting tools and added a few “bubble” dots to each nail. I attempted to make the dots near my cuticle larger than the ones floating up above to mimic bubbles.

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Nails Close Up

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient – Get The Look

For this look I used:

  • New York Color – Prospect Park Bloom
  • Wet n Wild – Miami Spirit (fergie)
  • Pure Ice – Watch Me Go (glitter)
  • Make up sponge – For gradient
  • Bundle Monster – Small and medium dotting tools
  • Milani – Top Coat
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

And because I don’t know when to stop, I added a teal glitter, Pure Ice’s “Watch Me Go”. I actually liked this mani much better before I added the glitter, but oooooh, shiny!

Underwater Aqua Bubble Gradient Nails with Glitter

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