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.
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.
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!