Day 15-Watercolour

Once again this nail challenge is pushing me to try a new technique and this time it’s watercolour nails! I was a little bit scared at first (as always!), but after seeing a couple of picture and watching a few videos, I was ready!

I started off with three coats of my new favourite white polish, OPI-My Boyfriend Scales Walls (how could I not have owned this before??). I then dabbed on two small drops of China Glaze-Too Yacht to Handle and diluted it with acetone. I did the same thing with China Glaze-Beauty Within and F21 Love & Beauty – Blue until the watercolour effect was complete. I found three colours to be the perfect balance. A helpful tip is to apply topcoat right after your base colour as you do not want the acetone to start dissolving your base colour! The extra layer of topcoat gives you a bit of cushion in case you go crazy with the acetone!

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This is my favourite new technique so far and is perfect for spring! Be sure to check out the other wonderful ladies also participating in this challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

Masha @ Lost in Lacquer

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    1. Thank you to whoever came up with it!

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  2. Fabulous nailstyle!

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you Alison! It's perfect for a lovely afternoon in Vancouver today!

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  4. This is so lovely! I'm not sure how you lived without My Boyfriend Scales Walls! I know that's a bit dramatic but it is just that good.

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    1. it really is! I've been looking for a white that's not quite as "in your face" and this is perfect!

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  5. I love these! it's such a fun technique

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    1. It's fun and easy to do and looks fantastic!

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  6. very pretty again jayne :)
    did it get messy at all? it looks so good!

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    1. Nope! It's very very neat, not like the splatter nails...and thank you!

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  7. This manicure screams Spring to me, not to mention that it totally makes me think of Monet and his famous "Water Lilies" painting, speaking of true art... <3 xx

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  8. I've had this on my 'to do' list for a while.. I should just suck it up and give it a go because this is so pretty!

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    1. It really is and it's pretty fast and foolproof to do too! It made me happy when I realized it wasn't messy and looked pretty too!

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  9. Soo pretty great job! I agree perfect for spring!


    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you Brittany! I was so sad to take it off for the next mani!

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  10. Yay for My Boyfriend Scales Walls! It's such a great polish!
    Gah! Jayne, I'm so in love with your mani!! You did amazing with this!

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    1. I kept seeing you use MBSW and I knew I had to keep an eye out for it. So when I saw it on sale, I just grabbed it because I knew how use ful it would be!
      Thank you! I love this look and might use it again sometime!

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