Week 13: Under the Sea

Under the Sea

I originally planned some sort of epic nail art with fish and a little crab and everything, but the truth is, I’m bad at art. 🙂

I started with a base of OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, which is sand-colored. I then sponged on a gradient of China Glaze Sea Spray (closest to the cuticle), essie Where’s My Chauffeur? (light blue), and Color Club Insta-This. I added texture to the sand with Zoya’s PixieDust in Godiva (which I’ll review in my next post), and covered the whole thing with top coat to blend the gradient better.

under the sea 02

I wanted to draw a big shark. 😀

I added two starfish using Zoya Arizona and Zoya PixieDust shade Beatrix, which is from this summer’s collection. I then drew in some seaweed in SquareHue Flower Power (bright green), essie Sew Psyched (medium green), and Revlon Rainforest (dark green). I thought about adding a little fish to my index finger, but I didn’t want to mess anything up!

I’m still pretty weak at the sponging technique for doing gradients, but some of that has to do with the cheap sponges I use, which shed bits that I then have to dig out. You can see some of them stuck to my nail, and the starfish on my middle finger is actually hiding a huge hole.

I love being near the ocean but I hate the idea of swimming in it. That's what I get for going to the south Jersey shore growing up.

I love being near the ocean but I hate the idea of swimming in it. That’s what I get for going to the south Jersey shore growing up.

Despite that, I think this came out pretty nicely! I can’t wait to see what Becca comes up with over at Fishay, Fishay!

My school year finally ends on June 25, so next week is the long awaited summer theme!

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