Once again, I have to thank Katie for the name of this nail art! She named my Neon Watercolor nail art just a few days ago and this time she came up with Acid Wash nails.
This is a manicure that happened because I was trying to give my nails a break. I filed them way down and put on my favorite Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle polish; Gorgeous Grape. As much as I love that polish I did get a bit sick of the polish after a couple of days but I didn’t want to remove the polish. This acid wash manicure was my compromise!
The steps I used to get this look is below the jump. I’d love to hear what you think about it!
- Two nail polishes of your choice. Any colors will work though creme polishes work best. I used Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Gorgeous Grape and OPI Done Out in Deco.
- Nail polish remover. Any remover will work but I find it’s easier to work with polish remover that is NOT 100% acetone.
- Top Coat
- Paint all your nails in the darker of the two polish colors. Let dry completely.
- Paint over the darker color with the lighter color on all your nails. I used only one coat and found that worked well. Let dry completely.
- Soak a Q-Tip with nail polish remover and gently start running the Q-Tip over the polish from the cuticle to the tip until you’re happy with the amount of polish that has been removed.
- Repeat on the rest of your nails and apply a top coat.
That’s it! This is a super easy manicure to do and I just think the effect is so cool and different.