This Mani Monday we did something great. Water colour nails are fun to create, relatively easy to execute and can be as crazy or calm as you wish.
Here’s a quick run down of how we did this #manimonday:
For a more in depth how to, check out our previous blog post on water marbling here
1. Paint on your base coat. Bare in mind whatever colour you choose will show through, like the mint colour does in this manicure. Let dry thoroughly.
2. Select 3 colours. Starting with your darkest or most pigmented, use a toothpick or nail dotter to place three dots of varying sizes on each nail. Don’t worry if it’s a bit globby.
3. Dip a thin nail art brush in acetone. Don’t wipe off any excess. Place a droplet of acetone over each dot of colour. If this doesn’t immediately spread the colour, coax it gently with the brush. Always ensure your brush us wet.
4. Repeat steps two and three with the remaining colours.
A few tips:
– To create a more subtle look use colours all in the same family. Varying shades of blue etc.
– To make colours pop the most, use white as your base
– If you’re using glitter, apply those dots last. It will rest nicely on top of other colours.
– Play with nails after water colouring. Wipe colour away from tips or create half moons to make the design pop even more. Small studs add to the fun chaos of these nails.
– Have fun experimenting and remember, this manicure is a work of art and no two nails will be the same.
We can’t wait to see your cool colour combinations. Happy #manimonday.