It’s still technically summer, even though in my mind, once school starts, it’s fall. So how about one last beachy manicure?
It’s been awhile since I’ve used glitter polish, but I’m always looking for an excuse to change up my nails a bit more often. I went ahead and used Elmer’s School Glue as a base coat for easy removal later on, and used He’s My Surfing Instructor from OPI on all my nails to start.
This polish takes quite a few coats before it looks opaque. I think I did 4-5 coats to get the look in the picture above. Perhaps next time I’ll use an opaque color as a base and use this color on top to give it the iridescent sheen of the polish. It’s a really beautiful color, though.
The stamping was done with 2 different plates: BPL-026 from Born Pretty Store and Jumbo Plate 2 by Cheeky.
For the seaweed part, I added dimension by stamping the pattern in gold first before I stamped it in black. It adds just a little bit more shimmer to the polish as well.
The shells were done with the reverse stamping method so I could color them in.
Finally I stamped the shells onto my nails with opposing angles to frame the seaweed.
And that’s all there is to it! It was easy to do, and I’m pretty satisfied with the result for once. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer! 😉 Happy polishing!