Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New31DC: Day 15 - Watercolor

Hello dearies!  Here we are on Day 15 of the New31DC, and today's theme is Watercolor.  I was a bit nervous about this day, because I have tried Watercolor nails in the past and they did not work out for me.  This time I practiced with a couple different brushes on a nail wheel and I got the technique down.

I prepped my nails with two coats of OPI Care to Danse?, a lilac tinted white jelly.  I added a thick layer of top coat and let that dry so I didn't melt my base color when I added the acetone wash.

I started with a few dots of China Glaze Electric Beat on each nail, and washed those around with my polish remover and a long fluffy paint brush.  Then I added some China Glaze Aquadelic, and finally, some China Glaze Gothic Lolita.  I think my problem in the past was poor color choice, so I stuck with colors from the same collection to be sure they complimented each other.  (I didn't use any untrieds in this mani though, boo!)

I am very pleased with how these turned out, I am actually still wearing these because I loved them so much!

Let's see how everyone else did on their watercolor nails....


  1. Now how is it that your watercolor looks simply amazing!? Haha, I love it - it matches your background :)

  2. It went out just great. Love it. Kiss.

  3. okay well these are so pretty that i guess now i'm going to have to do a watercolor mani immediately.

  4. Wow!!! This mani is so pretty. Love the color combos and the design. You def have the talent. Keep it up!

  5. Great job! There is certainly something to be said for practicing on a nail wheel. I do it all the time.

  6. This is awesome! Excellent job.


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