Water Color Nails with Splash Flowers

9:00:00 AM

Good morning!  How are you all today?  I'm doing well.  I want to apologize for my brain fart.  I planned on having this post up yesterday, but literally forgot it was Thursday.  I'm shocked I did that since I get so excited for Friday.  I blame the 80 degree day earlier this week for throwing me off.

Anyways, better late than never.  Today I am sharing with you the nail art I added to Tuesday's watercolor manicure.  After wearing the watercolor for one day, I got a tad bored with the plainness of the nails, so I decided to go through and add a splash flower design.  The splash flowers were originally inspired by Emily over at The Lacquerologist.  I've done a few manicures with the design and it's one of my favorite, easy, go to floral patterns.

I think it was a perfect, eye catching addition to the water color design.  Let's take  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
  • Orly Instant Artist - Black
Not much to say about the technique since I explained it in the last post.  Base, sponging, acrylic bubbles, and top coat.  Day later added the flowers with my striper brush.  Can you believe even my dots on the outside of the flowers were done with my striper brush?  I'm still kind of shocked I didn't have to pull out a dotting tool.  I think it's because my Instant Artist has seen a better day and it's getting thick.  Since it's a water based polish, I'm probably going to add some more water to it or squirt some black acrylic into the bottle.  That striper brush is one of my favorites so I'm doing everything I can to not throw it away.  I should probably just invest in some more.

Hands down, one of my all time favorite manicures.  I should make a Tag for that on the blog "Alaina's Favorite."  I'm sure by the end of the year, a good three quarters of the posts would be tagged with that.

What do you think?  Like the added artwork?  Would you try this look?

I am off to enjoy my Friday!  Until next time, <3.

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