How to do water nail art

There is a new type of doing your nails in a fun and creative way - water nail art. It is quite easy to do them at home. Make it an activity during your hen party, your kids' party or a slumber get-together.


Before you start doing water nails, here are things that you should have on hand:

  • A glass of water
  • Acetone or nail polish remover
  • Scotch tape
  • Several bottle of nail polish
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Cotton earbuds
  • Newspapers or Towel (used or old) to avoid stains on surfaces
  • Scissors
  • What to do

  • Apply a base coat. Let it dry for a few minutes.
  • Put on the top coat. Do a second top coat for great results.
  • Stick a tape around each nail.
  • Now, pour nail lacquer or varnish in the glass of water.
  • Add a drop of nail polish slowly.
  • Do the same thing with the other nail polishes making sure to flick the drop real slow. The aim is to create a marble effect.
  • Take the toothpick and stick it in the centre or the third ring drawing the pattern in. The object is to make a flower pattern.
  • Dip your finger nail one at a time in the water.
  • Use a clean toothpick to pick up the remaining lacquer in the water.
  • Remove your fingers from the water.
  • Spray your nails with fast drying spray.
  • Take off the sticky tape around each finger.
  • Use a cotton bud and dip it in the nail polish remover.
  • Wipe off nail lacquer or varnish that has gotten on your skin.
  • Paint another layer of top coat once nails are dry for amazing results.
  • Creative nail art

    Water nail art is fun and easy once you get the hang of it. You can really play with several colours to make your nail patterns vivid and very interesting. Some tips to make water nail painting effortless:

  • Use new nail polish as old ones will tend to sink quicker in the water.
  • Experiment with different types of water if you cannot make a pattern easily. Try boiled, filtered or tap water and see what works best for your nail art.
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