Easy Swimming Pool Nail Design Tutorial

by NailsXAri
5 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi everyone. In this tutorial, we’re replicating a TikTok nail trend.

Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Blue gel polish
  • White sheer gel polish
  • Dotting tool
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
Swimming pool nails: Inspiration photo

These swimming pool nails are super cool and have a really pretty water effect, so we’re going to recreate them.

Applying blue polish

1. Apply blue polish for the first layer

Apply a layer of deep blue nail polish over all of the nails.

Adding white polish

2. Apply a white polish over the blue

Take a milky white sheer shade and apply a layer over all of the nails you’re going to do the water effect on.

Once you’re done applying that, don’t cure it just yet. Leave it tacky for now.

Dotting on base coat

3. Dot base coat onto the nails

Apply a bit of base coat to some mixing paper. Using the large side of a dotting tool, dip it into the base coat and create dots of it on the nail.

The cool thing about this effect is that the longer it sits the better it looks.

Also if you do the dots in different sizes, when they start spreading, it gives that cool water effect.

Cleaning up edges

4. Clean up the edges

Once you’re happy with the way the water droplets look, clean up the sides where there’s any spill-over so everything is nice and sharp.

Then, cure under a lamp.

Applying top coat

6. Apply top coat

Apply a no-wipe top coat and cure. 

Swimming pool nails

Swimming pool nails

Here are the finished swimming pool nails! Let me know what you think of this blue nail art design in the comments below.

Next, check out my post on How to DIY Cute Pink Ombre Nails at Home.

Suggested materials:
  • Blue gel polish
  • White sheer gel polish
  • Dotting tool
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