August 27, 2011

NOTD: Fall Watercolor Feathers (H&M + China Glaze)

Hello, Beautiful!

Today I took some time to update my nails, inspired by a new H&M polish set I picked up this past week. The polish set included 5 shades, all great for fall. I used three of them in today's NOTD. I call it my "Fall Watercolor Feathers" because I think the design looks kind of like watercolor paint and also kind of like feathers. I'm really not sure what to call it, but I like the design and I really love the colors. It seems lately I've been really inspired by fall shades (which to me are deeper, metallic and/or more jewel toned shades).

To re-create this NOTD:
  • 1 coat of Nail-Aid 3 Minute Artificials (used as my base coat)
  • 2 coats of China Glaze polish in White On White - applied just to the ring and thumb nail
  • 2 coats of H&M polish in Purple - applied to all the rest of the fingernails (this Purple shade is different from a previous H&M polish, also labeled as Purple; this is a deeper, jewel toned purple)
  • 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat on all nails
  • Use a striping brush to create the feather design. I put a drop of each H&M polish on an index card - shades: Purple, Petrol, Mustard - and applied the design starting with the teal shade (Petrol), and immediately adding the other colors until I was happy with the design (continue to add colors to your preference). Work on each feather design one nail at a time so the colors really blend together for a watercolor effect. Do the design on just the ring and thumb nails.
  • 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat on the ring and thumb nails



Painting Rainbows said...

Gorgeous feather art!

Freshie said...

Definitely looks like feathers and the colors are peacock perfect. Wish we had an H&M!

Nails by ScarsLikeLace said...

Very pretty and peacock-ish! :)

rock-or-not said...

amazing mani!!
I love it!

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