Jan 25 2013

Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails

Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails
Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails

I’m a huge fan of watercolour nail art, and done the look a couple of times (here and here). Then I found this ever-so-pretty version and I just couldn’t resist wearing the look again on my nails:

Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails original

This sheer, jelly-ish finish is just too good to resist! (image from hokuri)

I used:

  • essie / Adore-A-Ball
  • essie / Lapiz of Luxury
  • essie / Secret Stash
  • Paul & Joe / 30
  • Queen Nail / Neon Yellow
  • Smelly / 32

How to get the look:

1) Apply base coat.

2) Apply two coats of essie / Adore-A-Ball.

3) When the polish is dry, apply the polishes on each finger with sponge to make watercolour effect. For step-by-step instructions for watercolour nail art, jump to this tutorial.

4) Apply top coat.

Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails 2

Awww, I love how it turned out! My favourite is thumb and ring finger – but I did put too much blue polish on middle finger :( There always seem to be some room for improvements, both for my craft projects and nail art!

Anyways, you can use any sheer-type polish as the base to achieve the jelly-ish look. And be light-handed when dabbing some polish on your nails with sponge (thin layers will work better), otherwise it’ll look like my middle finger :) Hope you enjoy some jelly love on your nails, and have a lovely weekend!


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13 Commnents to “Nail Art: Jelly Watercolour Nails”

  1. boy a probar ,me encanta jugar con colores.gracia.

  2. You genius!

  3. I LOVE these nails! They would look fantastic on toes as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks, Lydia!

  5. I loooove this post, and I love your blog! I just found you on Pinterest. :) I am obsessed with nail art and I am excited to try some of the beauties you’ve posted! Especially this water-color business. :)

  6. Thanks Kaori :)

  7. I’ve just discovered your blog from A Cup of Jo! I love your nails! Absolutely perfect for spring ;)

  8. Thanks, lisacng :)

  9. Found you via A Cup of Jo. This is simply beautiful!

  10. Thank you, Erika :)

  11. Very beautiful result!

  12. Oh, thank you truebluemeandyou :) I can’t live without Pinterest anymore – just looking at these eye candies from all sorts of things (like nature, great products, patterns etc, and of course nail art) give me huge amount of inspirations! Also, thanks a million for posting my nail art on your blog!!

  13. I’ve been following you on Pinterest and seen some of the nail art you’ve been pinning and have been wondering what you’d do next! These are so pretty. I’ve posted two photos and a link back to your blog on truebluemeandyou on Tumblr.

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