Guest post from the Polish Alcoholic

I was being totally cheeky when I asked Sabrina to do a guest post for me, but she actually did!! I mean, as far as I’m concerned, she rates up there with (another Sabrina) Sakura Nail Art, Craftynail or Eeek. I mean, that’s like if Dave Grohl dedicated a song to me – though Sabrina is probably not as hairy. So please enjoy and try not to swoon over her pictures 😉


Hi polished people!

I’m Sabrina a.k.a Polish Alcoholic with a guest post for the sweet Brijit. I’m so honored that she’s willing to dedicate a little space to me on her lovely blog 🙂

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I created a neon watercolor manicure for you girls with a little tutorial. For this manicure you don’t need aquarel paint on whatsoever. Just pick four of your favorite (neon) polishes, a tiny cup with nail polish remover or acetone and soft medium nail art brush 🙂

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I must say I had a hard time with taking proper pictures for the tutorial. I think neon colors are very hard to photograph or they just don’t want to be photographed. So please bear with me. I did the best I can to explain how I created this look. If there’s anything that’s not clear, please let me know 😉

What you’ll need:

neon watercolor products

  • medium nail art brush
  • matte top coat
  • small cup with nail polish remover
  • Zoya Purity
  • Nfu Oh FS12
  • Nfu Oh FS24
  • Nfu Oh FS19
  • Nfu Oh FS01

How to:
1. Start with a white base plus a (thick layer of) top coat and let it dry completely.
2. Add one or two splotches of your first color.
3. Dip your nail art brush in the nail polish remover (or acetone) and gently dab it over the splotches of polish so that it spreads to a watercolor look.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 with the second color.
5. Repeat step 2 and 3 with the third color. It’s fun to let the colors blend into each other by placing them slightly on top of the others.
6. Repeat step 2 and 3 with the last color and let the design dry. Add a matte top coat and you’re ready to go.

neon watercolor tut

I hope you enjoyed this mani and I’d love to see your creations!
A big thanks to Brijit for doing this. *mwah mwah* 🙂

neon watercolor

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10 thoughts on “Guest post from the Polish Alcoholic

  1. Craftynail says:

    OH. MY. GOD. coolest nails ever!
    Oh and thanks for mentioning me, Brijit. I love your blog as well… I read it everyday! Everyday I say!

  2. Pixie Bruner says:

    I absolutely love this. I love neons (they work hideously well on my NC25 skintone for some reason) and this is the best I’ve ever seen them! I’ll have to mangle the great mani shown here and try this at home, LOL! Thanks so much for the inspiration on what to do with my neons! Thanks to both of you for a wonderful blog entry!

  3. Great idea for using the acetone along the way to blur the colors! May need to try this myself, adding it to my long list of looks to copy!

  4. Can it be? Two of my favourite ladies in the same place! 😀 Awww Brij!! I’m touched! Thank you sweetie! And a totally awesome mani Sabrina! Love love love it! Fantastic post ladies, you girls rock !

  5. Ahhwww ladies! You make me blush. Thank you so much. You girls rock!
    And if you’re gonna try this, please share your creations with us 🙂

  6. […] Happy Thursday polished beauties! This is a manicure that I created for the sweet Brijit at Brijit’s Digits a while back. It is a super easy way to create a watercolor effect with regular nail polish For this mani I used neon shades over a white base. For the full post and tutorial, please jump over to the original guestpost here! […]

  7. Ahhhhh, you never stop to amaze me Hunni bear 🙂

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