This really isn’t nail “art”, but it best fits this category because it isn’t a review and the manicure was put together for a specific look and occasion.
The occasion was my niece’s first birthday party and it had a Little Mermaid theme. I could have gone all fancy with iridescent fish scales and some black outlines, but I didn’t actually do it until the night before. So the plan was to use the Mermaid colors of purple and teal with some of the same colored glitter and sparkles on top. But did I have four different lacquers in the appropriate colors that would work together? What a silly question….
The base color for the right hand was OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop, a dark teal creme from the Fall 2010 Swiss Collection topped with Art You Wondering, a turquoise/teal micro glitter in a clear base from FingerPaints. This was also the accent nail on the left hand.
The left hand was two colors from the Zoya 2013 Zenith Holiday Collection. The base was Belinda, a dark purple metallic while the topper was Payton, a jelly with a slight holo that was more of a violet purple. The accent nail was teal, to match the other hand.
I really like how it turned out, so much so that I might use the same colors for a straight on manicure. But I’m still going to get more advance notice for this year’s theme so I can top this one!