Twinsie Tuesday: Watercolor Nails!

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  It was in the 80s yesterday!  That's right, the 80s!!!  It's going to drop to the 60s today, but hey I will take it.  Anything is better than -5 degrees!

Today is Tuesday, which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  I can't believe how fast these posts come up.  I swear I just was posting one yesterday.  Anyways, today we are posing watercolor manicures.  Watercolor manicures are typically done using either jelly polishes over white, like in my tutorial, or using brushes and acetone.  Me + acetone = nightmare.  You can mark my words that I would have destroyed my manicure if I tried that technique.

I was too lazy and didn't have the patience for my jellies to dry, so I decided to try something different.  When I created this bubble accent nail for Twinsie Tuesday a few months ago, I thought that the base looked like a watercolor.  So I decided to re-do that for today's watercolor!

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • China Glaze - Glow With the Flow, UV Meant to Be, Highlight of my Summer
  • FingerPaints - Frosty Lemonade
So I started off with a base coat of white polish.  I then sponged on the different colors and added a top coat to lightly blend them together.  When the top coat was COMPLETELY dry, I took acrylic paint mixed with water and put dots all over my nail.  I waited about 15 seconds and then took a Q-Tip and lightly dabbed the dots.  This sucked away the excess polish and left behind the outline of the bubble.

I think the bubbles really made it look like a water color.  It really blended the base together gorgeously and added dimension to a manicure that would have not been as stunning.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Do you think it passes as watercolor?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's post!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish

So I got a little crazy the day after I did this design and I went and added some art to it.  I'll be sharing that on Thursday, so make sure to head back over to see what I did! :)

Until next time, <3.

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