1 October 2013

Watercolour Nails

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

Today I have some watercolour nails to show you. I saw a tutorial by Spektor's Nails recently and I decided I needed to try it out myself. I was very pleased with the outcome and it was so easy! I was having lighting issues with my photos so they are a bit yellowy and dark :( so apologies for that. But you can still get the idea of what they looked like.

For these I painted my nails with a white base.

Once the base was dry I blobbed on a thick layer of white leaving a few gaps. In the gaps I added blobs of Sally Hansen - Fairy Teal.

To get the water colour effect I pressed a square of sandwich bag on top of the wet polish which mixed all the colours together (if that makes any sense).

To finish I cleaned up around the edges and added a top coat. If my explanation made no sense check out Spektor's Nails' post as she has a video on there (link at the top of the post).

I tried it on the other hand with pink! (Barry M - Dragonfruit). This photo was taken on my phone, for some reason the lighting looked a lot better.

I really did love these, they were so much easier than I expected.

Have any of you tried this technique? How did you find it?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These look great! I love it with the teal color, it looks almost like a ghost or something! This technique is going on my must-try list now :)

    1. Thank you :). Yes I reckon with different colours this could be a good halloween mani if you don't want something too in your face.


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