Rose Quartz Nails

Painted Fingertips | Rose quartz nails macro

Hi everyone!

It seems like rose quartz nails have been everywhere lately! A friend of mine recently saw a picture of some and promptly asked if I could do them too. Never one to forgo a good challenge, I decided to try it! My first attempt didn’t go too well (I’ll include a picture further down in the post) but I decided to give it a second try and I think it was pretty successful.

Painted Fingertips | Rose quartz nailsThat looks like rose quartz, right? For comparison, here was my first attempt…

Painted Fingertips | Rose quartz nail failIt looks kind of cool, but not really like rose quartz. For this first attempt, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Pink Smart. I then sandwiched lines of white acrylic paint between layers of Sinful Colors You Just Wait. Once it was done, I realised that the shades of pink I used were just too pink (but I didn’t have many pinks to choose from!) and that using acrylic paint didn’t work too well in this case since I couldn’t get the more subtle, faded and cracked look that I needed.

As luck would have it, just after this I won a giveaway from the lovely Jessica of Be Happy and Buy Polish for the two custom polishes she had made for her recent blogiversary. One of them, Baroness X Be Happy, was the perfect not-quite-pink shade that I needed for my second attempt.

Painted Fingertips | Rose quartz nails macroThis time, I started with a base of Baroness X Be Happy, then I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the white lines, rather than acrylic paint. I used a brush dipped in remover to blur out the edges of each line. I alternated layers of Be Happy and Sinful Colors Glass Pink to get the perfect pink shade.Painted Fingertips | Rose quartz nails

And there we go, rose quartz nails! I’m glad I didn’t give up after my first attempt and decided to try it again, because I am so much happier with how my second attempt came out! What do you think?