I first tried water nail art last year after watching people do it (with varying degrees of success) on you tube. I braced myself for failure but it turned out rather well and every time I’ve tried it since I’ve been pleased with the results. I made a how to guide which I posted on cutoutandkeep it was really popular so i thought I'd share it with you on here. Click here for the original post.
I used Models own for the colours and Revlon for the white base coat.You need water, a needle or dotting tool, cotton buds and nail varnish remover to limit the mess. I used (Disney princess) plasters and tape to mask of the skin around my nail but I have used masking tape and bandage tape before.
I used a white base coat so that I gave the colours the best chance of being bright and not washed out. ( people who dont use a white base coat tend to get a pale uneven result.) Then I covered the skin around my nail leaving the nail exposed.
Then I carefully dripped some nail varnish in to the water. Don’t to it roughly or from too high up or it will sink. When to droplet expands do the same with another colour in the centre. Keep going till you have a few lovely rings.
Now drag the pointy tool quickly and smoothly through the varnish creating a pattern. It will take a little while to get good at this but its fun.
Now dip your finger in to the prettiest ared of the swirled varnish. leave you finger under the water and wait.Then use the cotton buds (q-tips) to gather up the varnish left on the water.
Now remover your finger and take off the plaster
I’m not going to lie this isn’t a quick nail art but if you put a dvd on, all your nails could be done and you could have applied a top coat by the time the credits roll. It takes me about 40 min to do them, then I like to apply a clear top coat to make my nails last longer.
Sometimes I like to paint my fingers 4 different colours then do my thumbs in the water with all the colours swirled together.
What do you think? Let me know how you get on if you give it a go! Also did anyone notice my new header ^^^ big thank you to the lovely Rosie at A pocketful of Rosie who came to my rescue, She’s brilliant at all things blogging and has an awesome wardrobe!