Monday, May 19, 2014

Mina's Simple Manis: A Nail Painting

Today I wanted something completely different from what I usually go for.
Also, I noted that my last post the Mina's Simple Manis Series had been almost over two months ago.

With that in mind, this is what I did on my nails:




Abstract can be a good way to go if you do it simple, as I've done here.





The watercolour effect is very forgiving and that way your lines don't need to be 100% sharp.
The design actually looks better if they're not, so it's perfect :)





All you need is a good white nail polish to serve as base, although I think this would look as good in soft pastel yellow or even a nude tanned shade.






After your two coats dry completely (best to wait a full 20min for that), you take some nail polishes or acrylic paints (which I find a lot easier to work with) and apply the watercolour method when drawing your squares and rectangles.





You can even do rectangles and squares inside the first ones you drew.
Try to mix different colours together - I'd love to see how this design would look in bright, vivid colours ;)





In the end I applied a rounded golden stud in between each square/rectangle to make the design stand out more.



And that's it! Nice and simple. Without the waiting time, this one took me no more than 15min to do and it's something you can easily make on both your hands :)


What do you think? Does it seem simple enough? ;)


Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

14 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I have to try this too :-)

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    1. Oh definitely do so! It's so simple :)

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  2. I would love to see a tutorial for this one! The watercolor effect is awesome!

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    1. Thanks for the motivation, hun - I'll definitely have to start thinking about tutorials seriously ;)

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  3. very cool! definitly goes to my "recreate" list!

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    1. Thank you, hun! I'll definitely love to see it done! :)

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  4. This design is so elegant! I love it. You Must do a video tutorial! (yes, in all your spare time, hahah!)

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    1. hehehe - maybe during my holidays (MAYBE!) I'll find the time to try a video tutorial ;)
      And you're right, this design would be perfect to start with - it's not too hard. I'll have to consider it :)

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  5. Amazing... such a cool idea!

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  6. These are so beautiful, love the overlaying squares! And the studs add that extra "oomph" and bring the whole mani together. :) I'd really like to recreate this look someday!

    Oh, and I just wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my galaxy mani on Nailpolis (I'm not sure how to reply to comments there ^^')! You made me blush!! :D :*

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    1. Oh, now it's me blushing! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave some nice, sweet words :)
      I'd love to see this on your lovely nails - now there'd be some fangirling involved, so be warned ;)
      Have a fab week, dear*

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You just made this girl smile! Thank you for your comment and for sharing your thoughts with me! :)

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