Sunday, 22 July 2012

Water Colouring - NOTN

 If I know I have a night out coming up I always try to plan my manicure to match my outfit. Sad maybe, but as a nail person it's just as important to me as having the right pair of shoes, and last nights NOTN just happened to be inspired by a new pair of shoes and earrings I bought recently.

Here are the nails...


And here is my inspiration.


I was mostly inspired by the mix of colours, but I also really liked the random smudgy pattern on the shoes.
I had a look around on Google and YouTube for a few different techniques I could try to achieve something similar and decided on water colouring.


The water colouring technique is where you mix your chosen colours with some acetone to water the colour down, then apply random blobs to your nail. I used a tutorial by The Polished Mummy HERE.



I used two coats of white polish for the base then for the water colouring I used Barry M Black, China Glaze  Sun Kissed, Love's A Beach, Splish Splash and Beach Cruise-R from the Summer Neons Collection.
I was really happy with how they turned out, but I did actually prefer my right hand as it seemed to be more pink even though I added the colours in the same order.



I thought I'd add a close up of my right hand too as I liked it so much! 
No thumb though as I still can't paint it and it's not very attractive to look at either.

This look was so easy to do using the tutorial and has me thinking up loads of other colour combinations which I'm looking forward to trying out.

♥ A ♥

22 comments:

  1. That manicure is really really pretty, I love it!

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  2. This looks really pretty! Am going to try it myself soon :D

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    1. Thank you, it's so easy to do! :)

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  3. hot shoes!!! love the nails!!!

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  4. Ahh fab. The nails totally do match the shoes, love them!

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  5. So pretty! The colors look beautiful together!

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    1. Thank you, I'm really loving these colours at the moment :)

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  6. That's sooooooo gorgeous! I love them!! xx

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  7. I absolutely have to try this, it looks amazing! You've done it so neat and tidy too :O

    I found you on the BBU blog hop :)

    Becky
    http://beckyleight.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, it was so easy and effective x

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  8. I keep seeing this manicure, but I'll have to say I like the bright colors you chose the best! Following from BBU blog hop!

    www.atthepinkofperfection.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm loving neons at the moment so couldn't help myself :)

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  9. This is stunning, you are so talented! I was just going through some older posts, and I absolutely love your nail art designs. I'm your newest follower, simply loving your blog:D

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    1. Thank you so much, think this is one of the nicest comments I've ever had :)

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  10. WOW! They look amazing!

    I followed you back Hun! You have given me so much inspiration!

    www.betsyboat.com

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    1. Thank you, so happy to have inspired you! :)

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  11. OMG So beautiful! Glad I found your blog through the blog hop!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for following! x

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