Manicures are not my thing. I love hair and makeup (and skincare) in a way that I just don't feel for nails. Don't get me wrong, I like to have pretty nails, but I'm very bad getting them myself and am in no way a nail pro.
So I almost sat out this edition of Makeup Wars--until I mastered (on my first try) the Watercolor Mani. I don't know if that is what it's called, but that is what someone called it on Pinterest, so I assume you nail fanatics will know what I mean. For my non-nail fanatics, it kind of looks like your nails have been painted with watercolors. See?
It's so easy a baby could do it. You'll need:
Opaque light polish
Three or four "watercolor" colors
Polish remover and Q-tip or this handy Nail Polish Corrector Pen from CVS/Pharmacy
Paint nails with base coat of choice. Then do two solid coats of an opaque color. I used a White On White from China Glaze. Let nails dry really well.
Select three (or four) colors that you want to use in your "watercolor". I used Maybelline Color Show Go Go Green, Essie Rock The Boat and China Glaze For Audrey. When your nails are dry, apply a dot of each color on a nail. Then use a piece of Saran Wrap, slightly wadded, to blot the colors. Do this one nail at a time.
Let nails dry and seal with a top coat. You'll want to clean up the sides of your nails, where you've no doubt made a mess. Don't forget to put some cuticle oil on your nails after you've cleaned up the sides.
Ta-da! Pretty, right?
Check out the other summer manis from my friends in Makeup Wars. What is your favorite summer manicure?
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