I had to go to a cocktail party at a conference. Themed. Part of me squeals like a teenager at the thought of hunting down a cute costume, while another part of me shrivels up in distaste at having to actually think of a costume. ‘Nautical or Nice’. A rather broad theme, wouldn’t you say?
Well, luckily I’ve always had a thing for mermaids, so the decision was already sorted. But what do I do about my nails? I’ve already done two mermaid inspired manis… What’s left? O.o
And suddenly, I was inspired to do some layering.
I don’t often do layered nail art – mainly because I can never really think up any cool ideas ^^; But this one came to me instantly.
I started out with a trillion coats of Inglot’s 315 (or so it felt), a very beautiful, very translucent, sky blue polish with a shimmer effect. I followed up with a rough zig-zag stripe using BK’s Torquise Fine Glitter Polish (their typo, not mine). I was reaaaaally worried about this glitter stuff, but it blends well with the pale blue.
Using Konad’s m57 plate and Revlon’s Pure Pearl polish, I stamped myself some scales. Well, technically, it’s just netting. Meh; semantics. It’s all the same in the end, ne?
And let’s not forget the finishing touches: artfully-placed blue hexagons, and some dark blue rhinestones mixed in with pale blue and white half-pearls. ‘Cause, you know, mermaids like shiny and pearly things.
I’m quite impressed with the end result. I’m pretty keen to give layering another go in the near future ^^
Posted on November 11, 2013, in Glitter, Konad, Pearls, Rhinestones and tagged glitter, konad, layering, layers, m57, mermaid, Mermaid Fashion, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, netting, pearls, rhinestones, scales, shiny, stamp. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.