Saturday, 27 January 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: mermaids

My post is a little late this week, but only because I kept putting it off. I wasn't feeling very productive this week.

I had very high hopes for this prompt, I was going to double stamp some scales and then I found that the image I had was too small. It would have fitted my pinky, but barely. So I had to change what I wanted to do and came up with this instead.

I started with two coats of Hean 278 on my thumb and pinky, the rest is sporting three coats of Hean 277, both polishes from the Jungle pop collection. I then added a coat of Sinful Colors green ocean over that.
For the mermaid I used a unda da sea vinyl from becauseishop on my mat. I painted a coat of Hean 281, also from the Jungle pop collection, over the vinyl and a coat of black polish over it to make it pop as 281 is very sheer. Removed the vinyl immediately and waited for it to dry. Once it was dry I peeled it off and stuck it to my nail.
For the scales I used vinyls I got from Weheartnailart before they shut down. Stuck them to my nail and sponged on Ulta3 lily white, once that was semi dry I sponged 281 over that.
I kinda like how it all turned out... I'm a little bummed that I couldn't stamp the scales though and I can't believe that I don't have a proper mermaid stamping plate. What do you think? 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm so sorry this isn't what you had in mind, but it does look very pretty and definitely mermaid-y!


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