Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beach Nails!

I'm in denial. How is it already the end of August? That is so depressing. I am not ready for another insane Boston winter. Ugh. I'm not one of those people who gets excited for fall either. Don't get me wrong, there are some really nice fall days, and I enjoy them, but to me it's just a step closer to winter.

Well to trick myself into forgetting that summer is ending, I did some beach nails, and I'm sort of in love with them. I think if I had to wear one manicure for the rest of my life, this would be it. I cannot stop staring at my fingers and day dreaming.

I should probably go to the beach at least one more time.

I was inspired to do these because I received some really cute beach themed studs from Born Pretty Store and I somehow had never done beach nails before?

For these I started with a light coat of Essie: Absolutely Shore, and then used a makeup sponge to make a gradient from Blue/Green to Nude. Then I went in with a thin brush dipped in sheer white and made little squiggly shore lines and waves, then added in some more waves with the darker blue/green. I added some Seche Vite, added the adorable little seashells/starfish and added more Seche on top of just the seashell fingers. I also took a few pieces of glitter from Zoya: Monet and put them in the sand, but you probably can't see them. Then once it was dry I used a small brush to add some sand with a Textured Zoya Pixie Dust.

If you're interested in buying these studs or anything else from Born Pretty Store,
use my coupon code: XCL91 for 10% OFF!

I used:
  • OPI: Funny Bunny
  • OPI: Austin-tatious Turquoise
  • OPI: My Dogsled Is A Hybrid
  • OPI: Don't Pretzel My Buttons
  • Essie: Naughty Nautical
  • Essie: Absolutely Shore
  • Zoya: Godiva
  • Zoya: Monet
  • Born Pretty Store: Seashell/Starfish Studs
  • Seche Vite: Dry Fast Top Coat

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