Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Koi Pond

Hello ladies! I have a bizarre manicure for you today. I had this beautiful orange hex glitter that flashed iridescent green and pink. It reminded me a lot of fish scales so my weird imagination came up with this abstract koi look. The end result isn't exactly what I was expecting but the glitter served its purpose quite nicely (:


I painted all of my nails with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I sponged China Glaze Riveting in a gradient on my thumb and ring finger, and in random places on the rest of my nails. I proceeded with a black striping polish and made random swirls on my nails. Then I used a dotting tool and China Glaze Riveting to add some dots. On all of my nails I added a coat of Essie Shine of the Times. On the accent nails I sprinkled some extra glitter and used the black striping polish to make the outline of a fish.

The glitter ended up being quite gritty but combined with Essie Shine of the Times, these nails had a beautiful, almost duochrome sparkle.

I also wanted to say thank you for the feedback on my new layouts! I'm glad you like them as much as I do (: Have an incredible day!

21 comments:

  1. Taylor Weatherly2 May 2012 at 00:00

    Wow -these are beyond incredible!

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  2. this is awesome! the glitter really fits the look :D i love the design on your thumb and ring finger the most (:

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  3. Bethany Taylor2 May 2012 at 15:43

    I love this! I think it's really awesome!

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  4. Veronica Hubble2 May 2012 at 18:19

    You silhouette's really make me think of the fish Fantasia! It's in the Nutcaker suite part3.

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  5. Delainie Gloeden2 May 2012 at 19:07

    This is sososososo pretty! I love it!!

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  6. Brittney!! This mani is soooo amazing! You're so talented. I love it! :D

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  7. Elizabeth DidMyNails3 May 2012 at 03:13

    What a brilliant design! You're right, the glitter looks very fish-scaley (in the best possible way!), and even on the nails that don't have the fish themselves, the swirling lines totally suggest the tails and fins of the swimming koi. Super job on these!

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  8. this has got to be one of my favourite preciouspolish designs yet :) nice work!

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  9. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I'm so glad that you can see the thought behind it!! That's exactly what I was going for <3

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  10. I just youtubed it and wow, how beautiful! Thank you for sharing it, Veronica (:

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  11. Thank you, Bethany, I'm glad you think so! (:

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  12. I would just die if you would make a tutorial for this! It is an amazing manicure!

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  13. Thank you! I'll add it to my to-do list! If there's any specifics that you'd like to know now though, don't hesitate to ask! xo

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  14. You definitely have a new follower here! I am so impressed with your works!

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  15. Aw, thank you so much- you're too sweet! <3

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