If I know I have a night out coming up I always try to plan my manicure to match my outfit. Sad maybe, but as a nail person it's just as important to me as having the right pair of shoes, and last nights NOTN just happened to be inspired by a new pair of shoes and earrings I bought recently.
Here are the nails...
And here is my inspiration.
I was mostly inspired by the mix of colours, but I also really liked the random smudgy pattern on the shoes.
I had a look around on Google and YouTube for a few different techniques I could try to achieve something similar and decided on water colouring.
The water colouring technique is where you mix your chosen colours with some acetone to water the colour down, then apply random blobs to your nail. I used a tutorial by The Polished Mummy HERE.
I used two coats of white polish for the base then for the water colouring I used Barry M Black, China Glaze Sun Kissed, Love's A Beach, Splish Splash and Beach Cruise-R from the Summer Neons Collection.
I was really happy with how they turned out, but I did actually prefer my right hand as it seemed to be more pink even though I added the colours in the same order.
I thought I'd add a close up of my right hand too as I liked it so much!
No thumb though as I still can't paint it and it's not very attractive to look at either.
This look was so easy to do using the tutorial and has me thinking up loads of other colour combinations which I'm looking forward to trying out.
♥ A ♥