Monday, April 29, 2013

Summer Holiday Watercolor Nails

I recently joined an group on Facebook called She Who Does Nail Art Challenges and this is my first time participating, the theme of this week is Holidays.

Last Thursday was the first day of summer here in Iceland we celebrate it as a holiday, it was snowing but that is said to be a good sign because when that happens we believe we will have a warm and sunny summer,  its the last day of school tomorrow so my holiday is a summer :) 
I was trying to get some sort of grass like nail effect but that failed miserably but I still 
hope it qualifies for the nail challenge...

I followed this tutorial: No Mess Watercolor Nail Tutorial
This is the first time trying this technique so go easy on me.

My left hand.

My right hand.

The biggest problem I have is my camera, it isn't very good and I'm battling to find a good setting to take macro pictures of my nails but the camera is moody, some days it's all blurry and won't focus and other days it won't show the colors correctly, well I've had it for at least five years so maybe it's not that weird its not doing so well anymore.

For base color I used Essie - Mint Candy Apple, then Klean Color - Bikini Green, Klean Color - Neon Green and on my accent nail and thumb on the left hand I added Misa - Blame it on fat tuesday but not on the right hand for some reason I can't remember and lastly added Seche Vite top coat. I wish I had added Blame it on fat tuesday to all my nails as it is slightly darker and gives the design a little more depth, but I'm still pretty happy about it.

  Gleðilegt sumar!!
Síðasti skóladagur á morgun og þá er ég komin í SUMARFRÍ!! Halelúja!! Og í tilefni þess ákvað ég að gera neglurnar mínar sumarlegar. Myndavélin mín er orðin ansi gömul og höndlar ekki alveg að taka macro myndir :( Langar svo í nýja....


  1. Oooh this is so cute
    Also I love this she who does nail art challenge, I am so joining in, thanks for introducing me to it :)

    1. Thank you Jasmine and you are most welcome :) These challenges are so much fun!