Tuesday, November 17, 2015

If Mermaids Were Real, They'd Have Holographic Scales


Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

I remember when I was a kid, I had these My Pretty Mermaid dolls. I loved braiding their bright, plastic hair, and if memory serves me right, their tails even changed color when you put them in cold/warm water! My tastes have matured a bit since then, but I still appreciate that mermaid magic. That's why this nail art was perfect: it takes the cheapness out of my mermaid memories and supplements the look with a refined and elegant nude holographic.

Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
I Love Nail Polish - Iconic
Formula X - Dark Matter

More than anything, this manicure was built around ILNP Iconic, which is a gorgeous champagne gold holo with just a twinge of rose. I put it on first (two coats) and decided on the nail art second, though I can't say what possessed me to try the mermaid scales, which were painted freehand over the top.

Holographic Mermaid Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

I have to say, I was fully obsessed with this pattern when I was wearing it. I DEFINITELY think I'll be doing it more in the future!

P.S., if you're not one for freehanding, check out these mermaid scale nail vinyls or this mermaid scale stamping plate!

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