I’ve always liked nail polish. It’s an easy way to be adventurous and bold with color without having to commit.
Recently, I have gotten into indie nail polishes. I like them because they’re unique, often sparkly, and I’m supporting an individual or small business instead of some major company.
As I search the Internet for more nail polish, I came across a blog Nails by Kayla Shevonne which has great info on all sorts of nail polish brands, manicures, and nail art.
She’s currently running a nail art contest showcasing indie polishes and I thought I’d give it a try (I like trying to win things).
It took awhile and a few disastrous attempts before I came up with a fun idea for a design – Mermaid Tail. With a handful of polishes, a toothpick, and some patience, this is what the nails on my left hand look like:
Here’s what I used:
Base Coat- Essie First Base
Sky- Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind
Water- Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order
Tail- NerdLacquer The Dwarf Breathes So Loud We Could Have Shot Him In The Dark (TDBSLWCHSHITD)
Outline- Lucky 13 Lacquer Big City Dandy and Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Fins- Moon glitter from Lucky 13 Lacquer Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Ring Finger Scales- Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind, Hex glitters from NerdLacquer TDBSLWCHSHITD and Lucky 13 Lacquer Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, and Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order
Top Coat- Seche Vite