April 22, 2013

31 Day Nail Challenge | 15 Watercolor


I love how this challenge has techniques I haven't tried. I've only seen a few watercolor manis so I tried my best at this first attempt. I painted my nails with Essie's Body Language and, one nail at a time, placed a drop of polish and used a small brush dipped in acetone to thin out the color. The two colors I used were OPI's Plank A Lot and China Glaze's Flip Flop Fantasy.



Have a great start to this week and please be sure to check out what my lovely fellow challenge ladies created for day 15:

Masha @ Lost in Lacquer
Naomi @ Bellezza Bee

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  1. It's fun to use water color on the nails - great mani!

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    1. Thanks, Maria! :D Definitely something I need to try more!

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  2. Such a cool manicure! I love the color you've used :)

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  3. Essie's "Body Language" is one of my faves! Love your watercolor-inspired nail art, Traci :) <33 Happy Monday!

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    1. omg I remember seeing it in one of your videos! It's such a great color! hehe thanks, Rhonda! <3

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  4. Love it! I want to do a watercolor pretty bad!

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    1. Thanks, Arielle! You should try it! I need to try doing this again!

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  5. You have such gorgeous nails Traci, anything you do with them looks fabulous. Love the impressionist flowers, very pretty ^^ xx
    noiredame

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    1. Aw, Lau! You're making me blush! hehe thanks, love! :D

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  6. Love!!! So pretty! I love how this challenge really allows you to explore all different types of techniques. This one is perfect for Spring!

    xoxo

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    1. lol thanks, Victoria! That's the great thing about this challenge! I'm discovering techniques I haven't tried :D

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  7. Your nails look like there are little flowers on them! So pretty! Thanks for sharing Traci. :)

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    1. hehe aw thanks, Denysia! Thank YOU for visiting :D

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  8. Wow this is so artsy... Matisse..Seurat... I love it!!

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    1. lol aww you're too kind, Colleen! Thanks, girl! :D

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  9. Body language looks so awesome!

    and I tried watercolouring a while back...I totally failed hahaha
    This mani looks amazing. Love the colour combination :D

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    1. omg I know, right? It's such a great color! :D Aw, try try again! Thanks, Winnie!

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  10. I love that you chose fun and bright colours for you mani! I found that a thicker brush dipped fully in acetone worked better for me because it didn't leave a "hole" in the center of the polish. This was my favourite new technique because it actually looks pretty!

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    1. hehe thanks! Oooh I definitely need to try this again with a thicker brush! Yours looks amazing!! <3

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  11. This is so pretty! The shapes of the watercolor remind me of amoebas. :D

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    1. Aw thanks, Masha! haha they do huh! :D

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  12. To me watercolor is probably the most beautiful thing! The colours, the way they flow, ugh, I could look at paintings and pictures for days, maybe I should do some watercolour nails ;) glad you're having fun with the challenge. I've loved looking at all the ones you and the other ladies have been doing! xx

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    1. It really is! I want to try doing this again, but improve on the technique! I think you'd enjoy doing this on nyour nails! :D hehe thanks, Ashley!!

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  13. This is a pretty awesome idea. I like the way it looks. If you ever perfect the technique, you should do a tutorial.

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    1. Thanks, Aki :D Ooh sounds like a good idea!

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  14. i saw this mani in your instagram (i think) and was totally drawn to it. it's absolutely gorgeous!! :) x

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  15. I loooove watercolor manis! :) very pretty! <3

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    1. Yea! They're so pretty! I need to work on mine though lol. Thanks, Lydia! :D

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  16. Your color choices are always so spot on!

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  17. I love watercolor nails! Yours are really pretty!

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  18. The colors in this are bright and super pretty!

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