Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sea Dust & Starfish

Hello! I hope the end of the work week wound down nicely for you, and here's to a relaxing weekend ahead! Today I'm backtracking and showing you this glittery manicure I did last week or so. It was one of those days where I needed something easy and quick to paint.

I went for glitter and pulled out Urban Outfitters Sea Dust, which had been sitting in my Helmer for an eternity. It's apparently a dupe for Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream. It seemed a little dull in the bottle, which is why I never used it, but I actually really like the way it looks on the nail. It's very soft and subtle for a glitter, but still pretty and quite unique.

I knew I wanted to try a gradient at the cuticle, and I also like the way it turned out. It was a little more tricky than a regular gradient because I didn't use a sponge, but the softness of the glitter really helped blend everything. I accented with a few starfish and bubbles. The starfish are actually from the nail wheel I painted before, but I removed them in the end. I'm glad I got to paint them again though, because I think they look really cute for summer.

To start I used American Apparel Office on all of my nails. I topped off my ring finger with Urban Outfitters Sea Dust, and used the brush to apply a gradient at the cuticle on the other nails. With a small brush I painted on the starfish with American Apparel Peacock. I painted the dots and bubbles with American Apparel T-Shirt, and put some of the glitter polish on the starfish.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!



  1. Beautiful! my favourite design yet! love the starfish and colour theme really want these haha so pretty xx

  2. A Girl and Her Polish15 June 2013 at 21:45

    This is a fabulous mani! So soft and pretty! Very shabby chic! :)

  3. Rachael Tayler15 June 2013 at 23:02

    I love mint colors! This is great!

  4. Criminal Nails16 June 2013 at 10:06

    Gogeous, Brittney! Such a nice choice of greens ^^

  5. Such a beautiful mani! I love the starfish!

  6. I love the starfish nail ;)

  7. Yun, The Polish Hideout17 June 2013 at 15:48

    This is so pretty! I love the starfish! :)

    ~ Yun