Sunday, 17 June 2012

Mermaid Tail

If you have an Instagram account and follow a lot of the nail accounts, you'll know that there is always a contest going on. Recently, there have been so many that I've lost count and completely missed some of the closing dates. Today's mani - Mermaid inspired - is an entry for my girl Nicole's contest. She is celebrating 10,000 followers and picked this theme because as a child she was obsessed with The Little Mermaid and loves all things Ocean related.

As I'm very freehand challenged, there is no way I could ever draw a mermaid like some of the other entrants did! So I left it to the pros and went for an abstract approach using colours that reminded me of a mermaid's tail.

Other than Essence Choose Me and China Glaze Luxe and Lush, I also used Stargazer 303 for the deeper blue towards the tips and "Lost In Deep Waters" which is a teal franken I made absolutely ages ago. I stamped with BM209 and a very light silver glitter from the 99p store, to create the fish scale look.

Here is my actual entry picture:


I had a little trouble taking pictures of this mani under my lamp! The glare just wouldn't go away and let me show the detailing! My iPhone pictures came out much better in this instance and it's one of those mani's that looks so much better in natural lighting and irl!



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10 comments:

  1. This really looks great! It makes you think about the sea without mistake!

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  2. Beautiful just reminds me of the sea.

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  3. This looks so awesome! Love it. :)

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  4. Very very beautiful Vanessa, as always :D

    Are you aware that Google Chrome is saying that there's a malware detected on your blog? I keep getting warning signs every time I try to access here...
    You should look it up... it's weird!

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  5. I just can't stop scroll back and forth to look at your nails!! Such a gorgeous design, absolutely love it!!

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  6. This is so pretty--I love the Luxe and Lush as shimmering scales!

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  7. very nice!!
    visit my blog, we can follow each others!!
    miss

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