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Mani Thursdays 3: Watercolor Nails

Hi everyone!

Thursday has come again, and for this Mani Thursday I’ve decided to do watercolor nails! I used the method with acetone; the plastic-wrap method didn’t work so great for me.  Basically, you just put dots of nail polish on your nail (painted with a base coat, base color, and top coat) and use a brush wetted with acetone to make the polish watercolor-y (rebecca likes nails has a nice tutorial). A lot of people doing this tutorial used bright colors, but I prefer a more pastel, laid-back blue-green look.

2013-08-08 MT3 Watercolor nails closeup

2013-08-08 MT3 Watercolor nails

I used: Sally Hansen White On (white) & Mint Sorbet (pale green); Sephora by O.P.I. Read My Palm (darker green); and Jin Soon Blue Iris (blue).

Well, that’s it for today!  What should I do for the next mani Thursday? I hope my striping tape arrives by then 🙂

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Argyle Nails

Today (actually yesterday) Buddy came over and let me do her nails! I tried argyle nails with my new brushes. They came out all right, not the best, but passable (it took FOREVER though!)Image 

ImageI used: Sally Hansen White On (white) and Mint Sorbet (light green); Jin Soon Blue Iris (dark blue) and Poppy Blue (light blue); and Sephora by O.P.I. Read my Palm (dark green).

This design is pretty self-explanatory, but Cutepolish has a great tutorial on it.

– Rover 

 

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New Nails, Blue Nails

One of my relatives is a buyer for Barneys New York and gets these free nail polishes from companies. She never paints her nails, so once I mentioned I was into nail art she offered to send me her many unused bottles of polish! Thanks so much! 🙂

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It’s Jin Soon “Blue Iris”. In the picture it looks kind of purple, but it’s firmly in the realm of indigo. Jin Soon isn’t really a common brand and I hadn’t heard about it before.  It’s kind of rubbery and runny, which makes it really difficult to apply, but I’ve had it on for three days and it still looks good as new (so maybe it’s worth the $18/bottle!).

(These nails aren’t bright orange, yellow, or sparkly green, Buddy! :))

– Rover

 

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