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How To: Watercolor Nails! NO water needed!

This nail technique is SO simple. It creates a pretty watercolor, water marble effect! Keep reading to see what you need and a video tutorial!

Nail Polish Used:

OPI Alpine Snow (base)

OPI Mod About You

Essie Who Is The Boss

Barry M Berry Ice Cream

  • http://lipglossandbows.blogspot.com Mallory

    Such a cute idea – I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • http://polishandpearls.com MissJenFabulous

      glad you liked

  • http://www.smilingelee.blogspot.com/ Niec

    YES! FINALLY!!! Ive been searching hi and low for a nice looking watercolor nail tutorial, this looks great jen! I’ll be trying it ASAP!
    Thanks for sharing :)


    • http://polishandpearls.com MissJenFabulous


  • Robin

    Love all your nail art tutorials! Did galaxy nails and gradient. Love them both wish I had a pic to send. Will try this one soon but maybe with bolder colors. You rock! Hope you have more great ideas!

    • http://polishandpearls.com MissJenFabulous

      so happy you like them!

  • Keila

    Love it soo much. One of your cutest designes ever. Can you do a ombré glitter tutorial?

  • Keila

    Love it soo much. Can you do a ombré glitter tutorial?

  • Iris

    This is really cute and simple! It looks kind of like a muted/blurred floral print. I love it and I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Marta

    I LOVE your ideas!!! You are truly fabolous :)

  • http://beautydaydreams.blogspot.com/ Debby

    love the idea!!
    its really cute and simple, perfect!!

  • http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com missy/gnarlygnails

    i love this! i saw something similar awhile back but this is a way better way (she painted on the plastic and THEN applied to her nail, but i like your way better) – in fact, I liked it so much I did it today for a post that I and a bunch of other ladies do on Mondays called Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays. So my post with my interpretation will be up on my blog tonight at midnight – hope you like it – yours is awesome!

  • karen

    What is the name of the top coat you used? You said it dried really fast but I just can’t catch the name to go buy it. Thanks!

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/EnticeMints/ Jamie Rene

    I just did this! I watched your video a few days ago. I thought it would be fun to do my nails like this for July 4th. How can I share my pic with you? They’re kinda messy looking, but I love them. (:

  • http://girltttalk.wordpress.com/ GirlTTTalk

    I just found your blog and I love it!! This is such a good idea! I def have to try it!

    • http://girltttalk.wordpress.com/ GirlTTTalk

      Plus I did a post on my blog about your technique, and I quoted you of course! Thx for sharing! :)

  • shelley

    what is the base coat you use i really need to find one that works good.

    • shelley

      sorry meant top coat

  • Shelley

    I’m having trouble with it I love the look but I just can’t seem to get it right. What is the best base coat and top coat to use please tell ne thank you

  • Paige

    dose the base color need to be compleatly dry or some what dry ???

  • Paige

    can you please ancer my ? please

  • Tracey

    Hi Jen,
    I tried this last night and it turned out great! Just wanted to say thank you. I really like your site and will be checking it out often from now on.