Water-based manicure is a very unusual technique for coating nails. With its help, you can create the most unimaginable abstract patterns: streaks, stripes, waves, stylized flowers.
Water manicure step-by-step master class
To do a water manicure, prepare:
- several varnishes of different shades (they can be in the same color scheme or contrasting tones);
- special cuticle oil or greasy hand cream;
- a bowl or any other container for water with a wide neck;
- cotton swabs;
- wooden sticks for manicure;
- nail polish remover;
- base and top coat for nails.
- Prepare your nails for a manicure. Buff the plates with a buff, remove all small particles and degrease the surface.
- Apply a base coat to the nail plates.
- To make the water manicure look neat and the varnish does not get on the skin, spread a greasy cream or cuticle oil around the nails. You can also protect your skin with a special product (defender).
- Pour water into a bowl. The main condition is that the liquid should not be hot or cold. It is best if the water is at room temperature.
- Drop 4-5 drops of the base color varnish, it should spread over the surface of the water. Masters of nail design recommend using varnishes with a liquid consistency for water manicure, since the thick ones do not spread. In the middle of the puddle, add a few drops of the second shade, then the third, and so on. The number of colors depends only on your desire.
- Make a pattern on the surface of the water with a wooden manicure stick (or toothpick), draw several lines in different directions, and you will get a spectacular abstract picture.
- Dip your finger into the water under the varnish film. Soak it in water for about 1 minute and then carefully remove it.
- Let the pattern dry completely on the nail plate, and then remove excess from the skin around the nail. A pattern that has stepped over the edges can be corrected with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
- Apply a top coat for a shine and lasting finish.
For a marbled look, use a lighter shade of varnish as a base, then randomly drip a few drops of darker varnish in the same color scheme. Use a toothpick or other thin stick to draw circular lines, creating streaks, like on marble.
If you want to draw a flower, then drip the varnish so that it hits exactly the center of the pool of the main color. then take a thin stick and draw the rays from the edge of the speck to the center. This will create a kind of petals. When you dip your finger, try to get the middle of the pattern exactly in the center of the nail plate, so you get a pretty flower on the nail.
Beautiful stripes are obtained if you make parallel movements along the varnish spot on the water. At the same time, it is best to make them with sticks of different thicknesses, so the pattern will turn out to be more effective and each nail will have a unique coating.