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I had another play date with the OPI Color paints, and this time I used the Pond technique to create a 3D effect. I have been itching to try the pond nail art for quite some time. But I couldn’t get my hands on a polish that works for this.
The Pond Nail Art is a technique where you use multiple coats of sheer polish (jelly consistency works best) and you apply dots (or other small designs) in between each layer. This will give your nail art a 3D depth effect.
OPI Color Paints Pond Nails – The Materials
Any of the colors of the OPI Color Paint collection will work for the pond technique, and I choose my favorite out of the bunch Turquoise Aesthetic. For the dots, I used OPI Alpine Snow and a small-sized dotting tool
OPI Color Paints Pond Nails – The Technique
Give the polish time to dry between each step
Starting off with a dry base polish, apply a thin coat of turquoise and after a couple of minutes a few dots. Again a layer of turquoise and then dots. I did a total of four layers. And of course as the final step a top coat.
The Pond technique is easy to pull off. All you need is the right kind of nail polish and a bit of patience to give each layer time to dry. The whole nail art took me about one hour from start to finish.
The close up picture shows the in-depth look of this dots! And you can get creative with the shapes you want to layer in between. Hearts for Valentine, Pumpkin for Fall, and so on.
The OPI Color Paints collection is perfect for anyone that loves nail art but thinks they might lack the skills! Grab a few colors of OPI Color Paints and get creating, you can’t do wrong! You can read more about this collection and my first thoughts here.
Until next time
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