Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Little Mermaid Nails

Probably because she was a fellow red head and Ursula looked surprisingly like my mother when I was younger, Ariel has always been my favourite Disney Princess. I am the biggest Disney Kid out there and grew up on a diet of disney films and chocolate fingers- heaven! So as my homage to The Little Mermaid I thought I would do a Mermaid inspired nail. Its so pretty and lagoon-ey...that is a real word yes...

My weapons of choice. Try to get a base coat that is lighter than your second colour, it just makes life a little easier with less stippling to do...

Apply nice thin coats till you get a good coverage, 2 should do it.

Get a sponge (I just used a regular kitchen sponge, cut a chunk off it) and paint you second colour onto the tip of it and stipple away about 2/3 of the way up your nail. The colour wants to be heavier at the tip and lighter towards the cuticle. You only need a little nail varnish on the sponge or it will become too runny and you wont be able to do sod all with it!!

Dipping the cotton bud in nail varnish remover could work too...maybe :)

Well for a first try at any nail look that is remotely artistic I don't think its too bad!! If you had gloriously manicured nails I'm sure it would look so much better than my tiny stumps but I'm pretty happy and Im sure Ariel would work it if nail varnish wasn't such a shit to put on underwater.... 


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    1. They made me feel like a five year old, in a good way!! it was like being a child again!! xx