Hi everyone! Time for the Nail Anarchy challenge for May! I’m so nervous and excited about this one. When Briget threw out the theme I was like…Nope. Not at all inspired. No ideas. I actually even contemplated sitting this one out. The theme she chose was to depict your favourite character from a book/movie/TV series/cartoon. I had NO idea what to do. With a little encouragement from my ever present nail muse Ordinary Misfit, I came up with an idea I liked and decided to just go with it. I had picked up some acrylic paint from Planet Nails and since I didn’t have any stamping plates that had images that fit my idea, I had to freehand it. I decided to do Little Mermaid nails. This is what I came up with:
I do not have the skill needed to paint faces, but I could manage this. Apparently it isn’t super easy to make out what is going on here, but on my index and middle nails you see Ariel’s tail swimming away from Ursula’s tentacle which I depicted on my ring and pinkie nails.
I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of Barry M Pacific (gift) on all of my nails. Pacific is the perfect duochrome for an ocean theme as it shifts between blue, green and sometimes flashes some purple. I posted a swatch pic in this post. I didn’t expect to cover quite so much of it up, but I still think it works. All of the art work was done with acrylic paint and a nail art brush. The orange and red that you see is coral and I also painted a little piece of seaweed on my middle nail behind Ariel’s tail. I filled in her tail with Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. How PERFECT is this glitter for mermaid nails?! I had to include a sun shot in the photos because the acrylic colours and glitter really came alive in the sun! On the last pic I included a quick shot of my thumb. I stamped the starfish using essence magic carpet magnetic polish and BP-10 from bornprettystore (you can buy it here*).
I ended up LOVING this mani and I really enjoyed wearing it. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below 🙂 While you’re down there, check out what the other ladies did on the inlinkz 🙂
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