Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’
I seem to have collected a pile of “must to do manicure” photos, and this one was somewhere near the top of the pile. Found on Lauren Conrad & Co.’s beauty blog, this is an easy ombre style that uses a makeup sponge to apply the polish.
To ensure you have even distribution of the colours, choose polishes with a thicker consistency (one that would typically only need one coat). Because I did not listen to my future self’s advice (see one sentence above), I used China Glaze in Secret Peri-wink-le as a base since the lacquers were inconsistent. Before applying the lacquer to the makeup sponge, soak the sponge in water, and squeeze out about 80% of the water from sponge. Next, apply the colours from darkest to lightest, or vice versa, to the sponge, applying two coats of each colour and then blotting the excess off on a piece of paper. Apply to nail with the end of the sponge meeting the tip of your nail. Unless you put tape around your nail to protect your skin, use a Q-Tip soaked in polish remove to clean up your fingers.
Colours I used (starting at the tips): Essie in Midnight Cami, Crush in Indigo, China Glaze in Secret Peri-wink-le, Saint Germain in Seafoam.
With the weather playing tricks on us, it’s hard to know when your next summer-like day will be, so it’s best to take advantage of the sunshine, even if some people continue to sport wool and fur-linen hooded jackets. On a particularly hot day, I paired a new Forever 21 by Rory Beca pink watercolour mini with a tied Joe Fresh blouse. It was all very silky and very simple for a day that seemed like July.
Blouse – Joe Fresh, Skirt – F21 by Rory Beca, Jacket – Levi’s, Flats – Urban Outfitters, Bracelet – vintage