Midweek Manicure // Watercolor Nails

A nail tutorial that’s a lot easier than it looks (we know I like those). Nice and springy but also a fun Easter nail art idea!

Watercolor Nails

I used:

  • Base coat
  • Ulta Snow White
  • OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner
  • China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint (green)
  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook (blue)
  • Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Rosy Outlook (pink)
  • China Glaze Tart-y for the Party (purple)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Small paint brush
  • Nail rhinestones
  • top coat

Pastel Watercolor Nails

To create the watercolor effect, I first painted a white base coat on all of my nails except for my index finger on my left hand, and thumb and ring finger on my right hand. I painted only half of those nails white. Using one color at a time,  used the green, blue, pink and purple polishes to create a watercolor effect. To do this, I placed a dot of the color on a piece of foil, and added a few drops of nail polish thinner and mixed it with a paint brush to thin out the polish to a watery consistency. Then I’d just use the nail polish brush to dot the color onto my nail in various places, repeating this process for each color. Be sure to clean the brush off with nail polish remover each time you switch colors.  I used a bit of topcoat to adhere a rhinestone onto the nails that I only half-painted.I then added a top coat and it all came together.

There are a lot of great tutorials for this on youtube!


DIY, Inspiration

Good Stuff Sunday – Pastel Inspiration

Lately I’ve been reading through a ton of crafty blogs and using Pinterest to collect images that inspire me. Maybe they’ll inspire you too?! Could this be a new Sunday feature? We’ll see. For now, here are some lovely pastel inspired DIY projects.

1/ Pastel swirl frosted cake by Sweetapolita. 2/ Pastel Nails from 3/ Pastel Paint Swatch Chandelier by Hey Gorgeous. 4/ Half Circle Polymer Clay Necklace by Delighted Momma.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!