Mani Thursdays 2: Watercolor Nails

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Well, it's Thursday again! I had been wanting to try watercolor nails for a while, because it seemed so simple and fun to do. At first, I tried it with plastic wrap (as Polish and Pearls did) but it didn't turn out so great. So I switched to using acetone to water down the polish, as rebecca likes nails did, and then kind of swirled it around with a small paintbrush. Many of the watercolor manis I looked at used really bright colors, which I thought looked a little... bleh, so I decided to use pastel blues and greens.

This worked much better! I probably watered it down more than rebecca likes nails, but it turned out just fine. On the ring finger, I did a more organized striped pattern. I'm not sure which I like better, the stripes or the random blobby things. What do you think?

Also, I realized that I had used all the polishes in this mani in the argyle nails... And I still have so many polishes I need to try! *sigh* But I really love the Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, so I guess that's my excuse?

watercolor nails

watercolor nails

Polishes Used:
Sally Hansen White On (white base)
Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet (light green)
Sephora by O.P.I. Read My Palm (darker green)
Jin Soon Blue Iris (blue)

rebecca likes nails (pictures) 
Nail Art 101 (has a video as well as pictures)


  1. This looks pretty! Love the last photo. :)

  2. This looks gorgeous! I love the design on your middle finger the most, I think. :)

    1. Thanks! Hmm, yeah I'm not sure which finger I like the best...

  3. This is so pretty! I love the look of the blue and green over the white :)

  4. Lovely effect! The shades mix so well together :)

  5. gorgeous! These colors look great together! :)

  6. Ah, this is beautiful! I love the colors you used... they look so pretty together! :)

    ~ Yun


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