Saturday 22 February 2014

Watercolour Nails and Nail Protector Review

Rainbow Nails

Hey everyone :) So a quick update for you all about my last post. Facebook will not be taking any action against the page with the same name as mine, or the abusive pictures the person behind the page sent me! I haven't heard anymore from this person, and if I do I will just be ignoring them. I'm refusing to change my page name, so have just update my cover photo with my name included. Also have decided to watermark my photos starting from today's post, just incase this person tries to steal those aswell!!
Anyway back to this manicure. I wanted something bright and colourful, as the sun has been shining all day, and that makes a nice change. So this mani is Spring inspired. I have new polishes that I got for my birthday, and will be using those in the coming weeks. Also this is a 2 in 1 post with a review of something else I got for my birthday.
Started by painting two coats of white polish and then a matte topcoat.

Not sure how many of you have heard about these nail protectors, They are a very simple design for protecting your nails when you have just painted them.

You basically clip them to your finger after you have painted your nails, and flip the protector bit over your nail.

Now its a clever idea, however as some of my nails aren't totally straight, I found when I flipped it down it caught the wet polish! So as to how often I will use these I'm not sure.
I painted a matte topcoat as the watercolour paint would adhere the the nail better.

Now I knew this mani would take me sometime to do, so I stamped the design on my nails instead of freehand painting it.

Had to double stamp as you can see, but all the white will be covered the watercolour paint. So with a fine nail art brush I began to fill in the gaps, randomly with the paint. After what seemed like forever lol I had finished.

You can see how the paint also dries with a matte finish, and I couldn't wait to see how the colour would pop when I added the topcoat. I used ( like always) La Femme Clear polish, as this doesn't smudge and design or paint. Then Sally Hansen 30 second Insta-Dri.

Even happy with how my right hand turned out..

May have taken a while, but I love this! So bright and cheerful :) 
What do you think? I love hearing from you guys...
Take care and much love...


  1. wow hun these are so colorful and vibrant I love it!! :)

    1. Thank Dawn, need something cheerful after the week I've had!! xx

  2. these are amazing! looks so pretty! :) xx

    1. Thank you so much, they are very colourful, I keep staring at them lol x

  3. Awesome mani! It might have taken some work but it is totally worth it!

    1. Thank you. Reminds me of painting by numbers :) xx