Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As Seen on Pinterest: Koi Goldfish Nails
Arden: Hey everyone! Today's prompt in the 33 Day Challenge is to create something inspired from Pinterest, which means it's time for a new installment of my series "As Seen on Pinterest." The manicure I have for today is one I did several months ago (seriously, I think it was back in September) and for some reason never posted on the blog. It was inspired by this manicure by Elizabeth of Did My Nails, which I found on Pinterest and instantly had to try!
*Full disclosure: I did these nails so long ago, I don't remember all of the polishes I used. I'll try to guess as well as I can!*
I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Barracuda. Then I used Saran Wrap to dab on several other blue/blueish green polishes to make the water for the koi pond. I added a layer of Revlon Snowflurries and ended up with this:
I liked it, but felt like it might be a little too busy for the background of my fish, so I added two layers of one of Lisl's new birthday polishes-- Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean.
Then it was time to paint on my fish! Using our set of acrylic paints, I painted a little koi fish on each nail. Sadly, my fish were not nearly as beautiful as the originals (mine look a little like goldfish with turtle bodies), but they still looked pretty cool.
I was pretty proud of myself for my ability to draw koi using my non-dominant hand, so here's a picture!
What do you think? Like the koi? Think they don't look anything like fish? Weigh in in the comments! And be sure to check out everyone else's entries today below.