Today is another first for me. I've never done watercolour nails before! I wasn't even sure exactly how to do it as there appears to be two ways to create this effect. You can either do it with acetone to water the polish down, or with a plastic bag to smudge the polish around. I chose the acetone method. But even then there is more than one way to do it! With most tutorials I found, you put little drops of polish on your nail, then add acetone to smudge it around. This didn't really work for me! After about an hour of YouTube, blogs, picture tutorials etc I found a video (and forgot to bookmark it. Idiot!) where you mix the acetone and polish together to thin it out, and then paint on the nail. *EDIT* I have since been kindly directed to the video I used, you can watch it HERE (thank you Kellie for sending me the link!)
I first tried with some pastels, but it was barely visible. It just looked like dirty nails! So I tried again with some darker colours.
I started with 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow The pink is OPI Koala Berry, the blue is Revlon Royal, and the purple is an unnamed London Girl polish (a deep, royal purple).
After the first was too light, this is slightly too dark I think. It also hasn't really blended the way I wanted it to. However, for my first go, I don't think it's too bad!
Make sure to check out the other watercolour artists!