Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOTD : Pink Watercolour

Hey there everyone ! So these are today's nails, my official moving-back-to-the-UK nails ! As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'm moving back to England to study at the University of Bath, so I've got a huge relocation of all my stuff to do ! Don't worry though, all my nail polish is coming with me, I'm not leaving anything behind ! So I wanted something fun and bright for today's nails, as I don't know when my next opportunity to change them will be, and I'm really happy with how they turned out !

I've tried a similar design to this before, my first ever watercolour nails in fact (which I haven't posted on this blog) with a similar colour scheme, but the brush I used to achieve the watercolour effect was far too small and fine, and the result didn't end up as I would have wanted it to ! I think that this watercolour design looks a lot more as though I'd used saran wrap, even though I didn't, I think it's because the colours don't really contrast at all, but I love it like this !

For this design I used OPI Steady As She Rose for the base, I put a coat of Seche Vite over that and then for the watercolour effect I used OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, OPI Dim Sum Plum and OPI Strawberry Margarita. All I did was blob down each colour, one at a time, and then dab them with a large brush dipped in acetone. You have to make sure you wait for the topcoat over your base colour to dry completely though, because otherwise the acetone just works straight down onto the nail and gets rid of any polish you have on your nail !

So that's it for now everyone ! No more NOTDs for another week, but... I can now reveal what the theme for this week's series is going to be : TMH Fashion Week ! I have a whole week of fashion-inspired nail art for you all, so make sure you stay tuned, as they'll be scheduled to post in the evenings !

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday, I hit over 100 followers ! I'm so happy, I can't believe it's only been 2 months since I first started posting on here, and I can't believe how quickly it's all going ! I also have a giveaway for you to all look forward to, which I'll post once I get back to regular posting after I move in at Bath, so keep a lookout for that !

Oh, and I haven't shown you the outcome of the Essence Peel-Off base coat ! I'm kinda on the wall for this one, as much as I hate taking gitter off with the foil method, taking the glitter off this way didn't save much time ! For some reason the glitter didn't just peel off in one big sheet, I had real trouble trying to lift it, and in fact the nail which lifted off easiest was the nail I didn't leave to dry completely ! Who knows ! Any tips/advice you can give me from your experience ? Here's a photo of the carnage after I finished taking off all the glitter !

Have a great week everyone ! See you a week on Monday !


  1. Your nails turned out beautiful. I would love to try this one too.
    Congratulations with your 100 followers.

  2. It's a beautiful mani even if it's not what you expected ^^


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