Fingerfood Theme Buffet: Under The Sea

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Well so much for my dedicated nail day yesterday, turned out to be more of a catching up on chores day as I have to go out to a friends dinner thing today... a stressful week of work and blogging into the nights is ahead of me I think! Blah! On the plus side I did get to do these under the sea nails and they really make me smile, took a little time to do but I totally disappeared into my own little world whilst painting away and I sooo needed that bit of escape...

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I'll try to keep this 'how to' bit as simple as possible; started with two coats of the pale blue followed by one of the Sally Hansen sparkly number. Once dry I dipped a paintbrush into a tiny bit of white acrylic paint, then dipped that into water and dropped the liquid into several blobs on each nail (repeating the dipping process as necessary). I left for a few minutes and then dabbed off any remaining spots of water to create the bubble effect. Next I used the pink, green and orange polish to paint on my little sea creatures using a similar brush. Once they dried I used a dotting tool to add the whites of the eyes, again in polish, and finished up by adding the pupils with the nail art pen and topcoating.

cute-under-the-sea-freehand-manicure

I'm so pleased with how these turned out, super cute! Partly inspired by a mani I saw from Arcadia Nail Art. Although the process was quite bitty in theory and I used a heap of different products, it was simple enough in practice and totally enjoyable... Bring on the beach!


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Barry M - Blue Moon, Sally Hansen - Mermaid's Tail, China Glaze - Bottoms Up, Grass is Lime Greener, Sun Of A Peach, Natural Collection - Nail Tip Whitener, Color Club - Topcoat, White Acrylic Paint, Black Nail Art Pen, Large Dotting Tool, Paint Brush

Rebecca xxx

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