Friday, December 16, 2011

Mermaid to order!





Colors: Milani Rad Purple, Ulta Love my Blackberry, Milani Purple Outline, OPI Rainbow Connection

I wanted something a little mermaid inspired for tonight, so this is what I came up with.  (And this one actually took some time!)  Rad Purple is a great color, but, since it's a neon, takes more than a couple coats.  I used four coats, so I applied a quick coat of SV to speed up the dry time.  Next, I used Red Angel plate RA-111, for the scale effect stamp, with Love my Blackberry.  The Ulta polishes are fantastic for stamping, should you ever wonder!  After the stamp, add one more coat of SV.  Notice a pattern forming here?  Once that was completely dry, I taped off the tips and used Purple Outline, which is actually a nail art polish, and I LOVE it!!  Then - you guessed it! - one final coat of SV, with the exception of my ring finger.  I really wanted the scales on my ring finger to pop, so I grabbed Rainbow Connection.  I swiped some onto a paper towel, and used my dotting tool to pick up individual hexagon pieces of glitter to place in the scale spaces.  Was this a pain?  Yes.  Was it worth it?  Completely.  After my glitters were in place, one very careful coat of SV, and we're done!

I really enjoyed creating this mani.  The colors went together really well without being too much for each other to handle.  So, if you have a good bit of time, I highly recommend it!!  Happy painting my lovelies!  

6 comments:

  1. Wow!!! All of that work paid off because this mani is AWESOME!!! I love everything about it, the colors, the design, the glitter. Great job!!

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  2. Oh thank you so much!!! I really appreciate it!

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  3. I like it so much, this is a great job and you have a lot of patience for wait until all dries perfectly. I don't have and always i use a tape for made a french manicure I end arruining all my work did before ^_^.
    I love the scales and de glitter¡¡

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  4. Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you like it!

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  5. Definitely one of the coolest and most original mani's I've seen in a long time!!!

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  6. This mani is gorgeous! Nice job!

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