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....