Today I have a nice summer franken to show you, then I got a little crazy with the nail art!
This blue was mixed from Fyrinnae Curiouser and Curiouser, a medium blue pigment with aqua microshimmer. I even did a swatch, but I’m pretty lousy at the swatching. The upper swatch is applied dry, the lower is applied over a shadow primer (Too Faced, if I remember correctly). By the way, Fyrinnae is vegan for those of you looking for some vegan-friendly/cruelty-free cosmetics. I have only ordered a couple times from them but I like their range.
I mixed a pea-sized amount of pigment with CND Sapphire Sparkle Effects, a clear polish with blue/indigo microglitter. It’s meant to be a topcoat, but is good for mixing up shimmery frankens, though a bit pricey to use like that every day. You could also mix clear polish, the pigment and then some glitter of your own. But I’m lazy today and just grabbed my CND.
This is three thin coats with a coat of Seche Vite on top, though I think two coats would have been enough. This is a nice summer blue, I think. But….
…I wanted some goldfish for today! This is actually really quick and easy. I used Nubar Nail Art pens, which are a bit tricky to get the hang of but are some of the best on the market. Don’t bother with most of the ones on Ebay, they are lousy. I bought a set and had to throw more than half of them out right away. Glunky, leaky…just plain crummy.
First, do the whirlpool swirly in white (hope the fish don’t swim into it, or they might get dizzy!). Then draw a little wavy vertical line with the green, add some “v” shapes for the leaves, and you’ve got floating plants. Next, I used a dotting tool to add the stones on the bottom, using China Glaze Classic Camel (I think that’s the name) and Prize Winning Mare. I did cheat and use goldfish decals but they’re pretty easy to paint- just an orange oval for the body and some red dashes for the tail and fins. Finally, add some white bubbles with the dotting tool and you’re done!