Friday, November 11, 2016

Absinthe mermaid nail art

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.

It's 3D, it's multichrome and it's really fun! Which photo do you prefer, the left or the right half? I didn't know which I liked better. The left one shows off the 3D but the colors are kind of 'off', and the one on the right shows the color better but doesn't have any 3D gel on top (I added it later). You get to pick!
The base is... well I didn't have an actual base, but the main color in this design is Absinthe Powder from What's Up Nails. I applied a coat of no wipe gel top coat over my peel off base coat, cured it, and then applied some Absinthe Powder over parts of my nails using a 19 Dance rounded brush. It's my favorite way of applying powders!

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.  

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