TUTORIAL – Watercolor Spotted Nails

Watercolor Spotted Nails www.chelseasgetnailed.com

Today I was bored and was experimenting with some nail designs! I stumbled upon this design and had to make a tutorial for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ ย The water spotted trend has been pretty popular lately, but all the videos I’ve seen showed hand sanitizer spray (who has that?!…well at least I don’t). I experimented with some products I had lying around the house and realized that anything with alcohol in it would work for this technique! I used body spray (from Bath and Body Works) and perfume…both worked! Hairspray works as well ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s great about the “spotted” technique is that it is super simple, and you can use products lying around the house. This look is very versatile, so you can easily switch out the colors to make it your own.

I’ve done watercolor nails in the past, and thought some bright colors would look perfect under this spotted design. In the tutorial I show how I do the watercolor technique as well! Although it appears complicated, it is super easy.

Polishes I Used:
Essie Blanc
Essie Go Overboard
Essie Play Date
Essie Where’s My Chauffeur?
Floss Gloss Con Limon
Essie Licorice

Anyways…onto the video! I hope you enjoy it and if you try it out I would love to see.

Close up shot:

Watercolor Spotted Nails www.chelseasgetnailed.com



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  • Lori Nicole Peck February 24, 2013 03.46 am

    Thanks for this tutorial! I was really sad that we didn’t get OPI Get Spotted here in the US (but too cheap to pay $30+ on ebay to get it) … I’ll definitely give this a try!

  • Josephine February 24, 2013 07.21 am

    Wow, I love this!

  • Squeaky February 24, 2013 10.23 am

    Love it! Can’t wait to try that ‘spotted’ technique

  • Nail Doodle February 24, 2013 06.48 pm

    This may be the most awesome tutorial I’ve seen on water spotting.
    Thank you for talking about distance from the bowl!

  • Elle February 25, 2013 03.43 pm

    So cool! Love the final result! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx Elle

  • Mรฉganne March 01, 2013 02.16 pm

    I love it ! I am a huge fan !

  • Cristina March 02, 2013 11.08 am

    Wonderful! *—*

  • Wendy Stanbury April 10, 2013 06.13 am

    Excellent tutorial, want to give this a go now!

  • Carnu Jainy October 04, 2013 06.40 pm



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