May 14, 2013 PopSugar Nails

Take Turquoise Polish Up a Notch With This Easy Nail Art Idea

We're always on the lookout for our next manicure. And our friends at never fail to deliver the best nail inspiration, like this turquoise-glitter combination.
With all the new makeup launches, it's pretty clear that turquoise nail polish is the must-have shade for Spring and Summer. Not only does this blue-green color pop against springtime pastels, but also, it looks even cooler set against a golden sparkle.
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easy glitter gradient nail art
For this mermaid-inspired look, I used the teal-hued Paul & Joe Nail Enamel in Caribbean($14), along with the gold-glittered Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow ($20). Start off with a base coat like Butter London Nail Foundation ($19), and then swipe on two coats of the turquoise polish. Next, dab the gold glitter polish on the base of the nail to create a gradient effect. Once you have your desired look, seal everything with a top coat like Essie Good to Go ($10) for fast-drying shine. Even if you're not soaking up some sun at the beach, one glance at your nails will take you there.
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