OK you guys, my secret is out... I'm actually a mermaid! This actually looked a lot better in real life but it was impossible to photograph in a way that would show off all the unique characteristics of this design.
I painted the scales with white acrylic paint, gave them some black details, and top coated. Then I added some depth by putting tiiiiny little blobs of clear sculpting gel on top and that really gave the design its POP!
I received the Absinthe Powder from What's Up Nails as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.