Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Watercolor Mani

Hi lovelies! I really hope I can get through typing this post today because DAAAAMN, my fingers are going to break off from frostbite! Apparently my brain has frozen too because I’ve been struggling for 10 minutes already just to write the intro to this post. See, I believe in the power of laughter so if I can get a smile out of just one person with my intro it already makes me feel better and I need all the “feel better” I can get right now! I don’t do winter and winter doesn’t do me! I’m OVER IT! I need my summer! I need my warmth! I need my healthy cuticles! I NEED MY SANITY! AAAAAAAAAGH! ...Okay, glad I got that out of my system! Let’s just all pretend we didn’t see that and move on!


Today’s mani is a watercolor mani. This is a technique I don’t do too often because I always tend to overwork the colors, which then just makes it look messy but when I tried it with this mani I was kind of happy. The effect still isn’t perfect but I liked the different colors that I used together so I decided I will post the results.

I started by laying down 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I then placed a few small drops of China Glaze Spontaneous, Essence Vintage District Antique Pink and Sinful Colors Snow Me White (one at a time) on a small metal plate and added a bit of pure acetone to the drops, thinning them down to a watery consistency and covered random areas of the nail with the acetone and nail polish mixture and a thick nail art brush.

Like I said earlier, it didn’t come out perfect but I’ve already picked up a few things I will do differently the next time I try this technique. For example, I would thin my drops out a bit more and spread out the blobs over more area so the colors can mix a little better. With enough practice, I might just nail this look one day! *holds thumbs* 

Lots of mad love...


  1. I like the colour combo you used :)

  2. Oooo I think this is damn pretty

  3. Um. I think you nailed it already.

  4. Gorgeous colour combination! And you do know we have summer in Europe now?... *winkwink*

  5. Holy smoke this is stunning. I think you rocked it hard!!