I know it’s a little early to be thinking of the beach, but I know a few people who recently went on vacation to Florida and Barbados, and I couldn’t help but be jealous. The closest I’m getting to any sand these days is on my fingertips!
I also wanted to take advantage of these beautiful holographic vinyl stickers I got from Born Pretty Store. They have a fish scale design, so I instantly thought of doing a mermaid themed design.
These sticker templates are pretty even on their own. They are pattern JV203 by Tiebeauty.
As for the color palette, I tried to use glittery gold to represent sand and shimmery teal green and blue for the scales.
From left to right: Glitz by Formula X, Cuckoo for this Color by OPI, Keep Me On My Mistletoes by Sephora by OPI, and Shay by Julep
I started out by painting my middle two fingers with Cuckoo for this Color and my other nails with Glitz.
To help aid with clean up of the gradient, I applied some liquid tape from Born Pretty to the skin around the teal nails.
After making sure the polish was completely dry, I applied one of the vinyl stickers to my nail.
For the gradient, I dabbed Keep Me On My Mistletoes and Shay onto a plastic bag and applied the combination onto my nail with a sponge.
Keep sponging the mixture from the bag onto the nail until a nice gradient effect is achieved.
After removing the sticker, you can see some parts are not perfect. I cleaned up excess polish by tracing the scale outline with an orange stick and filling in any gaps with the appropriate color.
I repeated the process with my ring finger. To finish off the design, I added a few pearl studs, securing them with Kiss Nail Art Glue.
She sells sea shells by the seashore.
Hope you’re enjoying the wonderful weather we’ve been having lately! In no time, it will be summer. Happy polishing!