Monday, May 6, 2013

My first watercolour!

Hi all,

I've been feeling a little uninspired lately so I made a list of things I wanted to try out, and a watercolour mani was #1 on the list.  So I sucked up my fear and gave it a go.  I don't know why this technique intimidated me so much, but it ended up being super easy and actually really fun to do!


I started with 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then equipped with a little bit of acetone and a fluffy brush I started blobbing polish and moving it around with my acetone-dipped brush.


The colours used were Color Club Warhol (pink), Color Club Boys Wear Blue (blue) and Color Club Express Yourself (purple).  I loved the end results, and it ended up getting a ton of compliments, which made me super happy :P

Have you given the watercolout technique a try yet?  What did you think?

Happy Monday!

17 comments:

  1. That looks so awesome! I already had a mani picked out, but I think you've swayed my decision! :)

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    1. Ooh, let me know if you did end up doing this, I would like to see :)

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  2. Watercolor is such a gorgeous technique, and you did an amazing job on your first try! Your nails look absolutely gorgeous and I'm not surprised you got so many compliments ♥

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    1. Aw what a great comment to read, thanks Liesl!

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  3. I love the color combo you used for this one and for your first water marble, the outcome was beautiful!! I am hesitant about trying it myself but after seeing yours, I just might try it now :-)

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    1. Give it a go! It was a lot less intimidating than I thought it would be :)

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  4. I really love all the colors you used! It's so bright and perfect for the transition to Summer!

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    1. Right? It was so bright and happy :)

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  5. omg this looks so cool. i totally want to do this with my nails :D

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    1. Try it out, so much fun! Thank you :)

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  6. Ahhh! Julie this came out amazing! I really need to try this technique again...I love yours!

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    1. Thanks Traci! I loved doing it too, maybe that's the child in me, it just felt like I was playing with paint and not caring what the end result really looked like lol.

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  7. This turned out beautifully! I know I was so scared, like water-marbling scared, but I will gladly do the watercolour technique again!

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