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.
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- 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