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...
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.
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!
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