Yesterday I showed you my first watercolor mani. Today I’m going to show you the next one I did, using a slightly different method. Instead of dripping the polish on my nails and then using a brush with acetone or remover on it to smear the polish around, I used my painting palette and dripped a drop or two into one of the wells, then thinned it down with polish thinner and used my paintbrush to apply it to my nail.
My 2nd Watercolor Mani:
I hope you don’t mind all the pictures… I just LOVE how this turned out!! Thinning the nail polish before applying it to my nail allowed the application to be much more controlled and I could add just as much of each color as I wanted. Also, by using similar colors on a neutral base instead of stark white, I think it looks much more smooth and gives it a washed effect. These nails with the blue polishes make me think of a stormy grey ocean. 🙂
Polishes I Used:
- Ulta basecoat
- OPI Skull and Glossbones as the base color
- Ulta Moody Blues (thinned)
- OPI Fly (thinned)
- Seche Vite as topcoat over Skull and Glossbones and over the finished watercolor mani.