Monday, 30 September 2013

Watercolour Nails

Really easy, and really pretty!

I was inspired by a video by Spektorsnails and did watercolour nail art with a plastic bag. It's incredibly easy and your nails look very special, I think. The only downside to this method is the amount of clean up work that comes with it.

How to do it and what you need:
First, you choose what colours you want to use. I chose a minty green, dark blue and warm gold, because they look really nice together. You will then need a plastic bag to put over your nails. Sandwich bags will do nicely! I cut mine into small pieces, because this was easier to put over my nails.

Then, you paint your nails in a base colour. Mine was mint green. After that, you dab on blobs of nail polish onto your nails.

A trick is to dab on the colour you want to stand out the most, first, so it's a bit under the other colours you'll use - for me, this was gold. This is because the plastic wrap you will put over it (next step) will take away most of the top colour (or that was the case with me anyway). In the pictures at then beginning of this post, you can really see the difference: for the first picture (left hand), I put the gold colour first on my nails, and then the blue and mint green. The gold stands out nicely on my left hand. On my right hand, however, I put gold on as the last colour, and the plastic took away a lot of the colour.

Next step is, after you have dabbed blobs of all the colours onto your nails, to put the plastic bag over your nails. You then have to press on the plastic a bit, to make the nail polish spread out. Be careful not to move the plastic around too much, though, because then you could just get a huge ugly brown mess.
Then you take off the plastic.

Finally, wipe the excess nail polish off of your skin (yes, this technique is messy as hell). Put on a top coat and you're done!

Colours used:
Blue: Only You- 534 Stairway to Heaven
Green: Gosh - 597 Miss Minty
Gold: Sinful Colors - Show and tell

I always find it incredibly helpful to have some sort of video or picture tutorial, so here's a link to Spektornails video.

Thanks for reading!


  1. This looks so cool! I love these colors together! :)

    1. Thank you! It's also really simple to make, so that's a plus :)


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