Mermaid Scales

I saw a picture of a mermaid over the weekend and it inspired me to make mermaid nail art.

The colours I decided on using, simply put was a green, variations of blue and purple.
To begin, apply a base coat followed by a light green nail polish.

(sorry for low quality photos my camera died)

NK Nail Enamel. 087 Green

You don’t really need more than one coat since we are going to do a gradient effect. Just make sure that the top looks pretty.
Next  apply a blue polish to a make up sponge and dab it onto your nail, starting from the bottom go up.

Sinful Colors – Gorgeous

You could just use one blue colour and build up on it, but I decided to be difficult and use 3 😉

InColor by Jordana – Kiss and Teal

annnnnd more blue

Sinful Colors – Bottom of the Ocean

(Qtip dipped in nail polish remover necessary)
but I Obviously don’t take my own advice

Finish the gradient with a purple polish.

Sinful Colors – I LOVE YOU (such an appropriate name for purple polish ^.^)

At this point you would want to apply a glitter polish of some sort. I used an evanescent coloured glitter polish with tiny flakes but I would have rather used one with small to large flakes, since the world is in recession and we got no superheros to save you from nail polish debt you gotta use what you have.

(And yes that one white speck on my 1st nail is the glitter catching light) I swear it shows in real life! Thats it…. I’m going to create a nail polish super hero and make him/her my mascot.

Sinful Colors – Pearl Harbor

Mermaids have scales right? I used a dark blue here (yeah thats not black)
I didn’t want to put the scales on all of my nails because the gradient looked so pretty…
To get this look take a toothpick or nail art brush and make little U’s on the entire nail.

Sinful Colors – See you soon

Sometimes I wish that nail polish names were more logical :/
After having done that I applied another coat of my glitter polish and then a top coat.

A quick clean up and wa-la!
Done. Enjoy :3



Gorgeous – Sinful Colors

Product: Sinful Colors
Colour: Gorgeous (aka light blue)
Purchased @ pretty much anywhere, drug stores/ the mall… etc

Yup, here is another Sinful Polish. I can’t help buying them although they were bought by Revlon (not a fan of Revlon) If it’s not going to burn a hole in my wallet and has great results there’s no harm in buying it right?

Sinful Colors: Gorgeous




1st China Glaze polish

Product: China Glaze.
Colour: Cowardly Lyin’
Purchased @ Wonderful World Trincity.

I kept hearing about how awesome this polish is around the internets and …. work >.> so I decided to try one out. Now I’m a huge fan of dark colours, picking this one up was an attempt to branch out and try something new.

The verdict:

The colour was pretty, soft and looked like it would be perfect for a wedding day (with a touch of white here and there), princess perfection! AKA I didnt like it 😐 It just didn’t fit my personality.
So my “fix” was to apply one semi-thick coat over black, and that my dear, looked awesome!! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture :<  Next time, hakuna matata. I’ll be using it again in other designs.

As for China Glaze on the whole, it was great and will definitely buy again! It’s fast drying and  goes on really well, no bubbles or any other oddities. I’d say this product is worth the $30 TTD

Next I’ll pick up some obnoxiously bright colours. Be on the look out!