So, my birthday kind of extended into a birthweek… that obviously required a nail change!
In the summer I want mermaid nails all the time. I try not to, because that would be super boring, but I couldn’t help myself. Here are some mermaid-esque nails.
My base is two coats of China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, then I added Zoya Gilty, applied it like a gradient and added extra gold leaf to a few places too fill in any empty spots. Then I went ahead and added a seashell to my middle finger and thumb, for that mermaid touch. I topped everything off with Sally hansen Big Shiny Top Coat, which I don’t normally use, but I really should. It’s amazing! Dries quickly and adds a nice glossy finish.
So, I’m super loving these at the moment. I’ve been wanting to do a purple mermaid mani, so that might be next. What do you think?
Feel like I haven’t blogged in forever! So here’s a NOTD!
The base is one of my favorites, Zoya Lake. This is two coats. Then I used a dotting tool and Zoya Gilty for the outline. I picked out the flakes and hand placed them. A little tedious, but I think it was worth it. Topped everything off with a thick coat of Essie Good To Go.
I really like how it came out. Kind of reminds me of Cinderella or Jasmine. What do you think?
I’m in Florida! For the occasion, I decided on a sunset gradient.
I couldn’t leave it at that though, had to add gold leaf!
The polishes I used are China Glaze I Sea the Point, Color Club Disco Dress, Essie Snap Happy , China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and Sally Hansen Lightening.
I did the gradient over a base of Zoya Purity. Then I just used a makeup sponge for the gradient.
When everything was set, I added a coat of clear polish, then the gold leaf and topped it off with Essie Good to Go.
What do you think?
I was in another rut, which is so sad because I have beautiful new polishes I was to play with! After two failed manis, this one came to me.
My base is two coats of Zoya Willa, when that was dry I applied a coat of clear polish and added the pieces of gold and silver leaf. Once that was set, I patted it down lightly to make sure everything was laying flat and then and applied Essie Good to Go on top.
I like how it looks like the leaf is floating! And after a rut and two fails, I’m really happy with this. What do you think?
Now that school has started and I know that fall is on the way, I’m ready for all the fall nail polishes! I wasn’t totally ready to jump into jewel tones so I decided on something more subtle for this transition-y time.
I think it’s a perfect transition from summer into fall and love that the nude goes matte but the gold stays shiny! What do you guys think?