Wednesday, July 16, 2014
First and Last 'Watercolor' Nail Art
Still working on this month's challenge to recreate the first 4 nail arts that I recorded. The second one I found was this 'watercolor' acetone-wash blue and gold mani. I was so proud. *sniff* That pose is so awkward, though, it's almost painful.
I think it's harder to post these old manis than it's been to post my makeup-free face!
To start the re-creation, I used two coats of Nina Ultra Pro Blue La La, a dusty medium blue. Love the color, but the brush was wonky, so my application was less than stellar.
The build up of blue wasn't all that exciting, so I'll spare you that and go to the final blue look, where I dabbed on Hope Girl BL03, Bettina Gems Sapphire, and Different Dimension Dewing It Right, and patted on acetone in between colors.
Then, the gold - my fave Maybelline Bold Gold. I will admit that I tried the DIY Spotted technique on top of this, where you water marble a black with an alcohol spray, and failed utterly miserably. It just looked matte black and lumpy on my nails.
Bottle shot: Nina Ultra Pro Blue La La, Hope Girl BL03, Bettina Gems Sapphire, Different Dimension Dewing It Right, and Maybelline Bold Gold.
I don't know if the nail art looks much better, but I used two additional polishes, so I should get points for complexity. In my mind, I am sooo much better than I used to be, but maybe I've not come as far as I'd thought! I'll admit, this exercise is a bit humbling!
Are you better at a skill you've been practicing for the last two years?