Saturday, April 14, 2012

Art Inspired Manicure #1: Watercolor Nail Art

I am an artist by training, and I wanted to do a series of manicures inspired by the different materials I have in my studio. I am starting with one of the most delicate, lovely mediums available to artists- watercolor!

I went for an abstract look, brushing very thin splotches of various colors over two coats of Milani White on the Spot. I overlapped the splotches to give the effect of layered paint. The colors I used were Milani Dude Blue and Rad Purple, Wet n' Wild Waves of Enchantment, a green franken I made, as well as Wet n' Wild Sunny Side up and Color Club Psychedelic Scene. I really love this manicure.. You can do this look with many colors or just a few, brights or pastels, etc. It reminds me of dyed silks, and I think this particular color combination is really bright and fun for Summer.
Is this a look you would try out?
Thank you so much for reading!
All the best,


  1. This is my favorite manicure so far!! Beautiful.

  2. Pretty, and yes I would wear something like this!!

  3. This looks just gorgeous! I love the watercolour-like effect. I would try it if I could do this look - but I don't know if my nail art skills are good enough!

  4. This is my favorite non-gnomey nail of yours so far!

  5. I am really loving this!!! SO pretty!


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