Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Little Inspi-ray-tion

Hi everyone!!  On my vacation last weekend I found the most amazing sterling silver & opal stingray earrings from a little shop called The Sterling Sun.  (You can check them out on Facebook here and their online store here!)
I knew I had to do a mani to match!!!


I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, which is actually one of my all time favorite blues.  It's so vibrant and clear!  Shown below is two coats with no top coat - and look at all that shine!


Next, for the opal effect, I applied one coat of Finger Paints Flecked, a clear coat loaded with flakes that shift from green to aqua.


For a deeper opal look, I applied one coat of Finger Paints Motley, a clear coat loaded with flakes that shift from green to blue to purple.


I then added one coat of SV to protect before the next step, shown below.


I paired Bundle Monster plate BM-316 with Barry M Silver Foil for the line effect to mimic that on the stingray, and followed with a final coat of SV.


I absolutely love the final result of this paired with the ray earrings.


My birthstone is an opal, so I'm always so excited to see opals used in non-traditional ways like this.


I hope you all love this as much as I do!


Happy Painting!!!


Colors: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Finger Paints Flecked, Finger Paints Motley, Barry M Silver Foil

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-316

30 comments:

  1. oh my!!! I love your nails!!! and the manta ray!! aaahhh!! it's so beautiful!!

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  2. The flakie polish was a nice touch! Beautiful! (Also, rays are so, so awesome!)

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the earrings, and Pacific Blue is one of my favorites, too. I reeeeally want to get my hands on some of those finger paints flakies, but they are elusive!

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  4. Gorgeous design. That blue polish is amazing!

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  5. Beautiful! I am loving this mani.

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  6. It's a beautiful mani with a lot of depth!

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  7. This mani looks amazing! Love it!

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  8. Gorgeous mani. I love the ring, I can see how you were inspired to do a design!

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  9. I am loving this right now!! The blue is gorgeous and the opal effect is SO gorgeous! You've inspired a future mani :)

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  10. I love this combination, absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! I normally only wear blue as a pedi, but I am going to wear this ASAP

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  12. Stunning! I can't put in words how much I like this mani. Great job.

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  13. Simply gorgeous! Absolutely love this combo :)

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  14. I love the royal blue and flakies combo! This is gorgeous!

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  15. wow i am obsessed with those earrings! i loooove sting rays <3 and that opal is gorgeous! beautiful mani :)

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  16. You got it spot on, your nails look stunning and the earrings are absolutely beautiful x

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  17. LOVE that sparklings!

    Please visit my blog too! I just opened it and it's about NAIL ARTS!! :) hope we can share it ♥

    saranail.blogspot.com/

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  18. i do not know if my message to you went through but i thought you should know that someone is stealing your posts and using them as their own. as a fellow blogger who works hard to pay for polish swatch and maintain a blog it really rubs me up the wrong way when this happens. this blog is taking many peoples bog posts and using them as their own
    here is the blog
    http://nailscolor365.blogspot.com.au/
    please do something about it :( i love to read your blog ,just not on someone elses blog. :( hugs a fellow blogger osirisandloki.

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  19. This is the coolest pair of earrings I've seen in a while! I thought it was a ring- but so cool anyway!

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  20. Beautiful mani. Shame I saw it on another blog with no credit to you!! Nailscolor365.blogspot.com.au has this on their blog. They're stealing posts from several bloggers, copying them word for word and posting them as their own!!

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  21. I saw this on Pinterest without a link, so I had to Google it. I adore that ring!

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