Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ditto Design: Mermaid Nails

I'd like to preface this post with the fact that the world is a much sadder place since yesterday's horrendous act in my state. I can't stop thinking about the poor people who suffered, and even lost their lives, because of a disgusting, delusional person. My prayers and thoughts are with you Aurora, CO.

When I saw Copy that Copy Cat's Mermaid Nails I knew I wanted to recreate them, lucky for me she did a tutorial! I started with two coats of OPI Your Web or Mine? A very pretty pink metallic polish that was opaque with one coat. I added a second to try and smooth some of the random rough patches I was getting underneath. Not sure if it is the sad state of my nails after a harsh glitter, or the polish.

I then sponged on a thick coat of Color Club's Untamed Luxury. After that was dry, I hand painted "scales" with a StripeRite black polish. While my scales need a bit of work - I'm so happy with the finished product and dazed out staring at it the entire time I had this mani.