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Semi Precious Stone

Nail art inspired by natural elements and gemstones

Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired
7 months ago

Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired

Today I’m inspired by another semi-precious stone to create this Aventurine Quartz nail art. It’s a jewel that I hadn’t heard of, but I love this picture of it, so read on to find out more!

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art - image courtesy of Gemselect

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art – image courtesy of Gemselect

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Fire Obsidian nail art 
1 year ago

Fire Obsidian nail art 

As part of my series inspired by semi-precious stones, I've been looking around for my next project. The photo (scroll down) really caught my eye, so I'm trying this Fire Obsidian nail art. It's an experiment in progress so I think I'll be coming back and trying this again.

Fire Obsidian nail art macro

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Purple Mojave Turquoise water spotted nail art
1 year ago

Purple Mojave Turquoise water spotted nail art

I had been feeling like I’d really lost my inspiration and motivation lately. After joining in on a Bloggeration Chat on Sunday morning I had a look through my Pinterest board, and found some Purple Mojave Turquoise that I found really beautiful. I put my mind to recreating it as nail art, and I’m so happy with the results.

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Amethyst Crystal Nail Art Smoosh Technique
2 years ago

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art Smoosh Technique

In a very exciting departure, I’m writing about nail art that isn’t green!! I’ve been on a bit of a theme lately, so here’s something different.  Along with opal nails, trying to recreate nails that look like semi-precious stones has been a challenge. This Amethyst Crystal Nail Art uses a smooshing technique which worked really well to create the layers and stripes you see in this type of stone.

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art left hand

Amethyst Crystal Nail Art left hand

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Turquoise Nail Art Tutorial
2 years ago

Turquoise Nail Art Tutorial

This is one of my favourite designs and one I have done a few times before.  I keep coming back to it because it’s one of those designs that is …
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Labradorite
4 years ago

Labradorite

Labradorite is a mineral which looks amazing when polished, and it has all these colours which are perfect for the smoosh attack technique. 

These are the polishes I smooshed …
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Old Favourite
4 years ago

Old Favourite

I couldn’t decide what to do on my nails, so went for a classic that I always love: turquoise stone with some double waterspotting.

Barry M Gelly Guava A England …
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