Friday, August 31, 2012

Mermaid Nails: Gradient Plus Stamping With Mash Plate 39

     In the Facebook group, Crumpet's Nail Tarts, our Summer Challenge for today was to do a mermaid mani.  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do since there was no way in hell I would be able to draw an actual mermaid on my nails.  I googled mermaid nails and quickly figured out that I needed to do a gradient with a scale like stamp to mimic a mermaid's tail.  I am so pleased with how this came out.  I wish I could have captured all of it's beauty in the photos, but there was not very good sunlight out.  :-(  It turned out exactly how I wanted it.  Beautiful, sparkly, and just a hint of  scales.

Base coat: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener
Base color: Fly from OPI - 2 coats
Gradient colors: Fly-closest to my cuticle
                           Khloe Had A Little Lam-Lam from Nicole by OPI - in the center
                           Grape...Set...Match from OPI- at the tip of the nail
Stamping color: Let's Talk from Sinful Colors
Stamping plate: Mash 39
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

I hope that you like these as much as I do!