Sunday, May 6, 2012

Watercolor Nails

Hello Spring!! It finally feels like spring complete with rain, thunderstorms, and the smell of fresh mowed grass. Well today it feels more like summer outside but that's besides the point. I wanted to give my nails a spring makeover and when I saw this tutorial by one of my favorite people on Youtube MissHollyBerries I knew I had found the perfect look. This look probably isn't for everyone as some may think it is messy or too busy but I just love it. I tried to use as similar colors as possible because I think she picked a great combo. I also just changed the application a little but it had the same affect. I had this on my nails pretty much all week and was so sad when it started chipping but I will definitely try this again maybe with a different color palette.

I started off with a base of Sally Hansen White On and used two coats. Then I used the technique in the video except I changed it up a little. Instead of putting drops of polish directly on the nails and then using a brush with acetone I tried something else because I was probably messing it up and was wiping off some of the basecoat. What worked for me was to put some polish on a piece of paper, dip a nail art brush into acetone and then dip it into the polish. Then I just painted it on my nails just putting it in random places. Like I said same effect just done a little differently.

The colors I used are China Glaze Peachy Keen, Julep Helena, and Sinful Colors Grecian Sun

Left Hand

Right Hand


  1. looks amazing on you!!!! and thanks for the shoutout its so sweet! plus this might sound weird but i love your nail shape

    1. Thanks:) And coming from another nail polish addict nope doesn't sound weird at all, thanks so much for the compliment.

  2. I tried this awhile ago and it was a major fail haha , I'll have to try again and hopefully mine will turn out!! Love the colors you chose