Monday, 14 July 2014

Beautiful Bleached Mess

Streaky Watercolor Nail Art | The Nailasaurus

Last night, I had a proper sit-down nail art session for the first time in about a week and a half and this was the result. I tried a few things that went completely wrong and was going to go back to my watercolour gradient when I had the idea to try something else along the same lines, with a different twist. The result is this kind of bleachy, streaky, pastel watercolour ensemble and I really love the way it looks. 

I started with the pink streaks and then picked the other colours as I went along so the result is quite fun and spontaneous. Knowing me, if I'd have picked the whole selection beforehand, it would have been a selection of blues or purples! 

Polishes Used

Barry M Matte White
Sally Hansen Lady Lavender
Sally Hansen Tahitian Sunset
China Glaze Pink-ie Promise

Technique

I started by painting on my white base and letting it dry completely.

I dotted out one colour at a time on to a sheet of plastic and thinned it out using a flat brush dipped in acetone.

Using the brush, I worked the polish/acetone in circles on the plastic until it was very thin and then painted it on to my nails in streaks. Instead of acetone, you could also use nail polish thinner or remover.

I repeated this with each colour a few times until I got full coverage and then topped it with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

Streaky Watercolour Nail Art | The Nailasaurus

Streaky Watercolor Nail Art | The Nailasaurus

Streaky Watercolour Nail Art | The Nailasaurus

26 comments:

  1. I love this technique and the colors are perfect together!!! Beautiful!

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  2. This looks amazing! Love it!

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  3. Gorgeous. Always love pastel art!

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  4. Love it! You always have the best ideas for classic, beautiful looks.

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  5. Lovely technique!! Such a beautiful manicure that is certainly perfect for summer!

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  6. Oh, I like it. Kinda of reminds me of a pastel plaid cotton tank top I used to have.

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  7. Interesting technique and very cute design!

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  8. This looks like a pastel plaid! How cute. I used to have a top like this. Really.

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  9. This is the next mani I'm trying and hopefully it doesn't look like a streaky mess.

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  10. Oh, again a great idea and a perfect realisation! I feel inspired and I will copy the whole thing, with slightly different colours.

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    1. Well, tried that. And - not that easy as I thought it would be :( Will need to practice more. And then yet still practice again.
      Admire your nails even more now :)

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  11. This is perfect for summer!

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  12. Really subtle, but special! Love!

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  13. I love it! It looks like an old checked shirt :)

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  14. What a lovely look, like fabric! :)

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  15. Well thats pretty much completely perfect. You are a goddess.

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  16. Such a beautiful result, I'd love to try this but I don't think I'd get such good results x

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  17. This is SO awesome! Could you do a video tutorial about that technique? :)

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  18. This design is genius! I love the entire look and all of the colors! Thanks for the "how-to" as well.

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  19. This is a nice way to incorporate several colors without it being too "In Your Face" BEAUTIFUL, I will definately try this technique.

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