WATER COLOUR NAIL ART| Collaboration with Christies' Take On Life


HAPPY MONDAY PRETTIES! 

Today I have a fun little nail art to share with you all. This is a collaboration with the lovely, Christie from Christies' Take On Life. She will be showing you how to create the splatter manicure. Whereas, I will be showing you girlies how to achieve a fun and colourful, water colour nail art. I am currently obsessed with this particular nail art. It's so pretty to look at and it reminds me of the Paddle Pop rainbow ice-cream. The colour scheme I chose for this consists of pastel colours which is perfect for this Spring season. This design is super easy to do- you don't need to be Monet to be able to do this. Let's begin!


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

- Your choice of nail polishes (I recommend using maximum of four colours, otherwise it gets too much for the eye balls)
- White nail polish is a must
- Acetone is the secret ingredient for this nail art (If you don't have acetone, your nail polish remover will do the job too)
- A piece of aluminium foil to use as a palette for the nail polishes
- A small brush
- A nail polish remover cotton pad to clean the brush
- Top coat




1. Prep your nails. Remove any residue, file your nails, apply a base coat..you know the drill.

2. Apply an opaque coat of white nail polish. This will make the colours pop.

3. Now, dip your brush into the acetone/nail polish remover. Then dip it into your first nail polish colour.The acetone will thinned out the nail polish, which will make it more of the water colour consistency you are after. Brush on your first colour on all of your nails. When you're ready to apply the second colour, clean the brush on the nail polish remover cotton pad.

4.. Then repeat step three for the second colour but apply in a different direction (either horizontally or vertically). Be spontaneous with it.

5. Keep going until you're done with applying all of the colours. Feel free to go back with any colour for touch ups. 

6. Almost done! Just apply your favourite top coat over your nail art design. The top coat will blend all the colours together, which will help make it looking less streaky and adds a beautiful shine. 


Voila!! Your Monet inspired masterpiece is complete! 

Don't forget to check out Christies' take on this cool splatter nail art and show her some love while you're there!!☺


Will you give this water colour nail art a go? What colour scheme would you choose?
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47 comments :

  1. This is so damn pretty, you creative thing, you. It looks like bubblegum icecream, perfect for Spring & Summer!
    I wish I wasn't so unco with nail polish ugh. I'mma give water colour a go anyways and if I fail, it's all your fault. :P Let's see how this turns out aha.
    xx

    http://christiestakeonlife.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Haha thanks chicka! The good thing about this nail art is that it looks good on both hands!! You got this :P
      ♥Natalie

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  2. Looks great and I would definitely like to try it. I recently tried the marble effect water colour nails where you put the drops of nail polish into water- it did not work at all. This seems much better.

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    1. Oh gosh, I have given that a go before and failed and it's so messy. I hope you give this a go :)
      ♥Natalie

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  3. this is so pretty natalie! I am definitely going to need to try this out (although I'm still into my dark colors because it's fall in the US)!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

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    1. Thanks girl! Maybe you can try using fall colours, inspired by autumn leaves? That'd look so pretty! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  4. So pretty! I'm going to try and re-create it at home!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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    1. Yayy! I hope you like how it turns out :)
      ♥Natalie

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  5. This is such a lovely effect! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thanks Karen :)
      ♥Natalie

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  6. It looks so good! I love the effect it gives.
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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    1. Thank you so much lovely :)
      ♥Natalie

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  7. That looks gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. You're welcome girl! Glad you like it :)
      ♥Natalie

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  8. Very cool! Love the marble look!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  9. Great job on your nails!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pilar! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  10. Such a cute design, I love the mix of colours!!!!


    恵美より ♥
    www.emi-doll.blogspot.jp

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    1. Thanks heaps, Emi!! :)
      ♥Natalie

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    1. Thanks girl!! :)
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  12. This is such a brilliant idea - bookmarked for future reference! xx

    www.eleanorbroome.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks! Glad you like it :)
      ♥Natalie

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  14. Oh that looks super fun! I'll have to try mixing on aluminum next time! I feel like i've tried to paint messy colors with a nail brush but it ends up looking ridiculous haha

    Would love if you check out my blog! Just followed you on twitter and instagram!
    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I just checked out your blog and left a comment on your latest post :)
      ♥Natalie

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  15. Gorgeous nails! Will definitely be trying this in the future! x

    www.lauraslittleloves.com

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    1. Thanks heaps lovely! Glad you like it :)
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  16. I really want to try this! I would probably use a mixture of yellow and orange colours too. Xx
    Thestyleicon.blogspot.com

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    1. That'd be so pretty!! I hope you will give it a go :)
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  17. That's just so pretty! It looks like a lot of fun. Wanna try that too. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thanks a bunch, lovely! It was a lot fun to just play with the colours :)
      ♥Natalie

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  18. Your nails look perfect! I love painting mines, so I might try this :)

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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    1. Thanks, Sara!! Hope you like the results :)
      ♥Natalie

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  19. Beautiful and very unique! Love the light color!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks pretty! So in love with pastel for Spring :)
      ♥Natalie

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  20. I really like how the colors overlap! I'll have to try this sometime, when I have the patience for it.

    xx becky // star violet

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    1. It's really fun to create, just be spontaneous with it! :)
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  21. Wow the nails look gorgeous! I've tried this before but it didn't work ahah I should give it another go :)

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    1. Thanks girlie! Ooh, I wonder why it didn't work for you, but definitely give it another try :)
      ♥Natalie

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  22. good idea to have unique nails!:)

    regards from Poland :* http://majorka94.blogspot.com

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    1. Indeed!! Thanks for stopping by lovely :)
      ♥Natalie

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  23. Oh very cute nails design~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Thanks heaps lovely!! :)
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  24. Now I really want to try this. Looks so cute.

    Eea P

    www.eeapetrescu.com

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