Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Watercolor Nails

Do you like my nails? I found a tutorial on how to do something called sponged gradient nails from a site called and wanted to try it. However, my nails didn't come out at all like the tutorial's but I think I know what happened. At the time I wanted to paint my nails, I didn't have access to my computer to look up the tutorial to make sure I knew what I was doing, so I did what I could remember. I think when I striped the pink, blue, and purple polish onto my makeup sponge, I globbed it on too much, so when I went to sponge on my nails it kind of all smeared together. Instead of pretty blended stripes like the tutorial showed, I got more of a tye-dye look. However, when I think of tye-dye I think of more rainbow colors, so since these colors were pastels, it reminded me more of a watercolor painting, so that is how I named this watercolor nails. Even though it didn't come out how I wanted it to, I got a lot of compliments on how pretty my nails looked.
My thumb--this is the nail I really thought looked like a watercolor painting
My little pinkie nail
The nail on the left is the closest to the look I was trying to achieve from the tutorial. I was going for a striped look, and this finger came out the closest to my goal, except you can see that some blue polish blended into the pink polish a little.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty! And more patience than I would have to do such a project!