Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art - Green Watercolor

Hey guys!

Today I have another design to add to my St. Patrick's Day Series! I'm running pretty thin on ideas for this series so I'm basically doing more abstract designs, just with the holiday-appropriate colours.

Today's mani uses a technique that was first seen on this video by BeautyGeeks. Rebecca came across the video and since then we've seen a number of really cool interpretations of this mani, such as this one by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails.

I decided to give the watercolor technique a try by using a variety of green polishes and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I thought that the greens might get muddled together and just end up looking dirty, but they all stand out separately yet blend together to create a really cool look.

Enjoy! And check out the tutorial by BeautyGeeks that I posted above if you want to try this look for yourself.






Products used:
CND Stickey Base Coat
China Glaze - White on White (base)
China Glaze - Holly-Day (darkest green)
China Glaze - Starboard (medium green)
China Glaze - Gaga for Green (lime green)
Essie - Mint Candy Apple (mint green)
Seche Vite Top Coat

19 comments:

  1. omg i LOVE this. green is my fave color, but now i think this is my fave mani for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks fabulous! I'm going to have to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ooooh... I love this.. Great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is awesome! I like the watercolour manis, but I never really fell in love with them until this one. The monochrome thing definitely looks awesome, and all these greens go so well together! Awesome job :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like this a lot...well done!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is amazingly gorgeous! I love the colors, and it is a great way not to take the St. Patty's theme literally, though I do like those too. lol

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm not a fan of this technique, probably because all watercolours mani I've seen so far had bad colour combo. Your mani is so good looking! It's really great how it all blends together :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOVE this one! Looks amazing esp. for a first try at this technique! Bravo!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks very pretty! I have yet to try it myself but I keep seeing them online and it makes me want to test it out myself soon.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It looks great! I wish mine would have come out this good lol

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, Kayla! This would be a standout submission to our Lucky Nails St Patrick's Day Nail art contest! Have you tried submitting? I hope you will! Here's the link to the contest :) http://www.facebook.com/dazzledry?sk=app_316053348451613

    ReplyDelete
  12. kool.... i love it, i shud try this one soon *.*

    ReplyDelete
  13. There's something very Monet about this...beautiful! :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails