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!

BRITTNEY XO

8 comments:

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

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

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

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  3. Rachael Tayler15 June 2013 at 23:02

    I love mint colors! This is great!

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  4. Criminal Nails16 June 2013 at 10:06

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

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

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  6. I love the starfish nail ;)

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

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

    ~ Yun

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