I wanted to make some gradient nails but also keep some of my nude nails at the same time. I know I did both of these looks before here, therefore I tried to mix them together and what came out is pure mermaid magic!
This look is quite simple to make and doesn't require a lot of special polish. Also the clean up isn't as bad as with a classic gradient manicure. I used Essence Ultra gloss top coat, All for me for the opaque base and Desert fox for the semi sheer glitter that give the nude part of the nails the effect as if they are perpetually under the sea. You will also need a make up sponge and a pineapple stud. I choose it since I binge watched some Sponge bob the other day - a good reason as any ;)
Step 1: Apply the opaque nail polish on half of the nail.
Step 2: Apply the same polish and some top coat on the edge of it, on the make up sponge. With that you create a gradient of color that vanishes into your natural nail color.
Step 3: Create a gradient using the very sheer glitter nail polish and top coat. With that your nails get the look like they are under water.
Step 4: Time for clean up. And I also added the pineapple charm, the best way is to use nail glue or gel nail polish.
I am sorry but I simply got the 'Who lives in the Pineapple under the sea' song stuck in my head. And when I almost applied the mermaid charm on my nail - I decided to go with a pineapple. I hope you call can appreciate my whimsy :)
All in all this manicure is very simple to make and is great for any amateur nail artist. And the best part is if you have a very sheer and glitter filled nail polish you can create this kind of magic on your nails. Think about it - if the glitter polish was red or orange based my nails would look like there is a mystical fire burning on them.
Don't forget to visit the page Glam - express where you can see most of my work and also a make up tutorial that matches this manicure, since the talented make up bloggers there always make the most mesmerizing under the sea looks.