Friday, 19 September 2014

Nail Art Ideas Linkup - September - Watercolour

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Tonight I've got to start on my Elfia mani for tomorrow... it will be green but otherwise I have no clue yet, eeeeppp! Weather is supposed to be warm, hubby will be a grumpy knight in shining armour *winks*. But for today I've got a watercolour mani to show you!

Polishes for today
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 011 Power of Elements
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 013 Aqua Mystic
  • NYC - Foil Explosion - 014 Magic Earth
  • W7 - 28 Black
  • Essence - Sparkle Sand Effect - 165 Here's My Number 

Black base. I tried different techniques to do watercolour with these polishes. Watercolour is much easier to do with acrylic paint from what I've seen, but I don't own those, so polishes it is. On most nails I swiped a diluted polish across my nails, like you can see in this video tutorial by The Nailasaurus. I just swiped away in different directions. I really like this effect of these metallics on top of the black. I did top coat when dry with HK Girl.

My thumb is where I started with blobs, but it just does not look as nice as the swipes.

Have you tried any watercolour technique?

More watercolouring below!


  1. Die streepjes vind ik ook het gaafst! Erg mooi effect met die metallic lakken over de zwarte basis.

    1. Ja, het ziet er echt leuk uit over zwart! Een goed gokje van me ;)

  2. I've tried this technique, but mine didn't looked as good as yours! Fantastic effect!

  3. Stunning!! Love the swipes too - but I like the circle as an accent with them too. ;)

    1. *chuckles* Glad you like the circles as well, it felt strange to me ;)