Saturday, July 28, 2012

07/14/12 - Sea Life Nails

Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been on vacation! And I knew since I'd be gone for two weeks I wanted something awesome on my nails, since I wouldn't be able to redo it. I've been wanting to try this for a while, and I love how it came out.

Please please love it, I spent so long on it!

Sea life nails! I'd been wanting to try something more detailed, and after I saw Chalkboard Nail's Ocean Scene, I wanted to try doing some sea life. Note that I wasn't trying to do the same thing as her, though I think we used the same picture of a clownfish as inspiration. xD
Obviously, a lot of nail polish went into this. (It's all nail polish.) Let's try to remember what I used...
For the ocean background, I did two coats of Santee - Sky Blue with a little bit of an Icing blue mini sponged on.
For the sand, it's a sponged combination of Claire's - Snowball, Love & Beauty - Taupe, and Loreal - Bronze.
The octopus is mainly Pure Ice - Envy, with accents of China Glaze - Seduce Me, and the eyes are a Simply Sweet yellow with black pupils from Wet 'n' Wild - Ebony Hates Chris.
The clownfish is Milani - Awesome Orange, with accents of Claire's - Snowball and Wet 'n' Wild - Ebony Hates Chris.
The school of fish are Wet 'n' Wild - Metallica.
The jellyfish is Tip Toe - Preppy Pink, Simply Sweet pink, and China Glaze - Seduce Me.
The seaweed is Love & Beauty - Green and Sinful Colors - Last Chance.
The crab is Julie G - Cherry on Top, and the eyes are a Simply Sweet yellow with black pupils from Wet 'n' Wild - Ebony Hates Chris.
The anonymous fish are Sally Hansen - Wet Cement, with accents of Wet 'n' Wild - Ebony Hates Chris and Wet 'n' Wild - Rain Check.
The turtle is Love & Beauty - Green, Nabi yellow green, and Sinful Colors - Last Chance.
And the sea star is Sinful Colors - Timbleberry. Woo!
My favourite is the octopus. :)
Anyway, I love these nails and I don't really want to take the design off. But two of my nails did break while on vacation, so I guess I will. I think I'll cut my nails a bit shorter, too.

But yup! I loooove these nails, so please love them too! I did get some compliments while on vacation. :D