Happy Saturday! Today I’m sharing one of the prettiest designs I think I’ve ever done–a mermaid design using the Aqua Collection flakies from NailStuff.ca. It felt like ages since I created mermaid nails, & those flakies were just sitting there staring at me, waiting to be used. I couldn’t decide which colour to use so I decided why not use all three! & the end result is pretty much the prettiest nails I’ve ever worn!
For this manicure, the products I used were:
- Base Coat: Nailtek 2
- Top Coat: Seche Vive
- Essie After School Boy Blazer
- Fingerprints Peel Off Base Coat
- Nailstuff.ca Aqua Collections flakies (Mermaid, Lagoon & Abyss)
- What’s Up Nails Scale Vinyls
- Edge Perfection Cuticle Barrier
These were surprisingly easy to do–I applied my base colour (Essie Under the Twilight) & my top coat & let it dry completely. When my base was completely dry, I applied my vinyls to each nail & then went over top with Fingerpaints Peel Off Base Coat. I’ve found that using it helps adhere the flakies best. Without waiting, I then dipped my sponge (that comes with the flakies) into each pot & rubbed the flakies over top in certain spots. I then repeated it again using the other two pots of flakies. When I felt like I had filled in the vinyls enough, I removed them immediately, & finished off the design with top coat.
Just look at that macro! It looks like jewels on the nail. I’m seriously in love. My only regret is that I didn’t think to top it with matte top coat before I removed them. Can you imagine how pretty they would have looked matte?
what do you think of this design? Do you see mermaid nails or dragon nails? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
*PR SAMPLE* Some of these items were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own.