Twinsie Tuesday: Ocean Inspired

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I'm sorry that I have been MIA on the blogger front since last week.  I have so many posts to show you, and really wanted to get one up this past weekend, but I kind of got the upper respiratory illness going around work.  I thought I was going to shake it, and then I went to laser tag which was filled with fog and I think that just made matters worse.  It was fun as heck though so it was totally worth it....maybe.  We will see how long this lasts before I can make a true decision.

Today is Tuesday which means it is time for yet another Twinsie Tuesday!  This week we are sharing manicures which are inspired by the ocean.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I started searching Pinterest and found a bunch of different things that I really wasn't feeling.  Too many beach gradients and with September being here, I didn't want to have a beach on my nails.

Then it hit me....mermaid scales!  Or fish scales.  Whatever you want to call them.  I keep seeing vinyls of this design everywhere.  Now I don't have the vinyls so I decided to free hand.  Let's take a look at my ocean inspired design.

Colors Used:
  • Floss Gloss - Dime Piece
  • Orly - Skinny Dip
  • China Glaze - Too Yacht To Handle, That's Shore Bright, UV Meant to Be, Highlight of My Summer
  • Sally Hansen - DiscoBall
  • White Acrylic
So, fun story about this manicure.  I totally ended up with nail polish in my eye while I was creating it.  How you ask?  Well, my bottle of Floss Gloss Dime Piece is a little on the thick side.  While I was trying to get some of the excess off the brush around the bottle top, the brush flicked and the polish went straight into my eye.  Yes, glittery nail polish was in my eye and caked on my eyelashes.  It burned sooooooooooooooooooooooo badly!  I flushed it out with some water and it's alllll better now.  Thank goodness.  I seriously felt like such an idiot for getting polish in my eye.  Leave it to me though.

To get my mermaid scale nail, I started off with a base of white polish.  I then sponged on the different China Glaze polishes and topped it with Disco Ball.  I then went through with a toothpick and white acrylic polish and drew on the scales.  Honestly they were really easy to do!  I thought I was going to have a problem or have to re-do them numerous times but I didn't!  First time and had perfect results!  No need for me to buy the vinyls!

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Ever get polish in your eye?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Until next time, <3.

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