Sunday, April 28, 2013

Watercolor Nails: Pastels

Watercolor Nails In Pastels

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday to you :)  Today I have my very first attempt at a watercolor mani.  I have to say that this mani was super easy to execute and the effect was awesome.  For those who don't know what the watercolor technique is, it involves painting your nails a base color, letting it dry, and essentially blobbing dots of various colors on the nail.  I then took a cut up plastic ziploc baggie and squished the polish dots so it created the pattern.  I did find that the most important thing was to use a topcoat in between the base color and the watercolor colors.  Without the topcoat, the base coat can come off with the plastic.

For the base coat I used two coats of Zoya Jacqueline and the watercolors are Essie Go Ginza, China Glaze Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Go Ginza, and for some gold sparkle, Zoya Kerry.

What do you think?  Would you try this technique?


  1. Oh how cute, I might try it but I probably will end up making a huge mess :S

  2. I love this! This is so amazing for a first attempt! :)

  3. This is really pretty! You did fantastic, especially for a first try! :-)

    ~ Yun

  4. Pretty! I'm totally going to have to try this.

  5. I was also trying out this technique for the first time!! I wasn't too happy about the result but I put it on the blog anyway..