I haven’t been very good about keeping up with the alphabet challenge prompts on Instagram. This month it’s because I’m trying to keep up with too many challenges. By the time of this posting I have published 16 different manicures this month and I have 2 more that are going live today. Well, I made this one even though I’m not completely happy with it. After thinking about it for over twelve hours, I think I needed to slightly tint the land areas and have land area on each nail. Without it everything blended together and didn’t scale well since everyone knows real boats are much bigger than seashells and so the scale seems off even though it is obviously a paper boat. Well, can’t win them all. My ratio of nail art I liked after I did it used to be 1:1. This has been my first disappointment in a while and I am less disappointed now than I when I first edited my photos.
#glamnailschallengeaug – Seashells
#AZNailArtChallenge – ‘N’ is for Nautical
I actually placed this on the same white background that I did my earlier post One White Base, Four Summer Looks but since I had to send it in for the collage I couldn’t control when it would be released and so I am posting it separately. And, really, I’m doing seven looks with the background. 😉
- Base Polishes:
white gel base, some splashes of watered down blue
- Stamping Polishes:
Mundo de Unas’ “Dark Grey” and “Taupe”, OPI’s Color Paints “Indigo Motif” and “Turquoise Aesthetic”
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Sinful Colors’ “Daisy Daze”, “Just Deserts”, “Kitty Pink” and “Whiteboard”
- Stamping Plates:
Hehe 023 (water), Harunouta L040 (origami boat), Moyou London Origami Collection 05 (shells, crab)
Items being used for the first time are in italics.
The #AZNailArtChallenge organizers put together a collage of all the participants so here they are. You’ll have to go on Instagram if you want to see the closeups. 🙂