Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fiercely Aquatic

Yesterday I went to see my amazing friend, Michael.  He's gorgeous, he's fab, and he is the greatest master stylist to ever touch my hair!!!  If you're lucky enough to be in the Atlanta area, I strongly suggest you make an appointment with him at the Aqua Salon pronto!!!  So, I got the idea for an Aqua inspired mani!!


I started with one of the new L'Oreal cremes, Now You Sea Me.  I really love this shade.  It reminds me of an almost dusty burnt teal - if that makes sense.  I wasn't completely wild about the formula though. The first coat went on a little thin and streaky.  The second coat started to be the same, so I used a thicker second coat, and it was fine!


For an extra aquatic look, I topped Now You Sea Me with one coat of Wet n' Wild Use Protection, from the new Spoiled collection, except on my ring fingers.  It's a really pretty teal jelly, loaded with multicolored micro glitters.  The brush is super wide, so application is a breeze! 


I used my dotting tool with Kiss Black and Kiss White to create some bubbles in the water!


One my ring fingers, I created some shimmery scales with my extra large dotting tool and Sally Hansen Celeb City, Orly Charged Up, and Barielle A Bouquet for Ava.


I wanted to create some waves, so I used one of my Shany stamping plates, SH-11, with my Sally Hansen Teal-y Fast.  On my middle fingers, I used the same plate with Konad Special White polish for the little starfish!


I had a lot of fun creating this, especially since it was inspired by one the greatest people on the planet.  

I hope you all enjoy it!  And seriously ladies --- if you haven't been to the Aqua Salon yet, you're missing out.  

Colors: L'Oreal Now You Sea Me, Wet n' Wild Use Protection, Kiss White, Kiss Black, Orly Charged Up, Barielle A Bouquet for Ava, Sally Hansen Celeb City, Sally Hansen Teal-y Fast, Konad Special White

22 comments:

  1. OMG! I love them! They're soo gorgeous! Great job :D

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  2. This looks so cute! And you make it seem so easy!

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  3. This is really beautiful. I love it! :)

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  4. Another great mani Nicole!! This is so creative and fun!!

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  5. Very pretty! Looks like you are beach-ready!

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  6. wow! Nicole this is soo beautiful :)

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  7. Thank you so much ladies!!! I'm so glad you like them!!!!

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  8. That is neat! I think I like the pinkie nail design best!

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  9. This is amazing. I love the underwater theme. I've had my eye on Now You Sea Me. I'll have to pick it up once my no buy is over!

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  10. Love the color!! I actually went to Walmart today and saw all the L'oreal nail polish.......and they're hard to resist!! But I resisted, LOL. Your theme turned out amazing!! :)

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  11. You did such a great job pairing and layering here! That is a lovely nautical finished look! I bet your little guy really liked this :D

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