Get The Same Look: Watercolor Sunset

I have seen a lot of people trying out the essie ‘Silk Watercolor Collection’ lately and it has made me want to give it another whirl and try out some new looks. I decided that the silk watercolors would be perfect to try out the saran wrap technique because they blend together easily. With that being said I picked a few of my favorites and gave it a try and I am loving how it came out, my nails almost look like a bright sunset. Below I have listed the tools and steps that you need in order to achieve the same look!

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Items needed for this manicure:

  • Top coat
  • Base coat
  • 100% acetone nail polish remover
  • Plastic wrap (saran wrap)
  • ‘White Page’ by essie
  • ‘Muse, Myself’ by essie
  • ‘Art New-Beau’ by essie
  • ‘Love Sheen’ by essie

Steps to achieve this look:

  1. Paint all nails with a base coat.
  2. Paint all nails with 2-3 coats of ‘White Page’. Let this dry before continuing on to the next step.
  3. Cut up 10 separate pieces of saran wrap that are about the size of the palm of your hand (keep these readily available for the next step).
  4. Take the three watercolor polishes (I used ‘Muse, Myself’, ‘Art New-Beau’, and ‘Love Sheen’) and make random droplets with each polish on your nail. I did about three drops of each polish color per nail. Make sure you are doing one nail at a time.
  5. Next take your saran wrap and ball it up. Then dab the polish droplets with the saran wrap in order to mix the colors together and create an almost marble effect on the nail.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each of your nails.
  7. Once you are done let your nails dry for about 3-5 minutes before applying a top coat.
  8. Last but not least use your 100% acetone nail polish remover to clean up the excess polish on your skin!

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