Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Black Milk Inspired Mermaid Nails!! Plus A Video Tutorial!

Hey guys!

I'm SO excited to share this nail design with you tonight!

As a little girl I used to rush home from school most days to watch my VHS copy of 'The Little Mermaid' (generation Y, ask your parents or older siblings what a VHS is haha). My case was SO damaged it literally was snapped into two parts.

I used to sing the songs and dream about how amazing it would be to live in the sea. I used to sink under the waterline in our bath or 'mermaid kick' along the bottom of my pool and try to hold my breath as long as I could, thinking if I could learn to hold it long enough I'd be able to morph a tail and join King Triton's family.

Oh the life of a child. Except the child in me still hopes one day I'll still morph that tail. While I wait for that to happen, I'll just paint my nails with pretty glittery scales instead that are inspired by these Black Milk 'Merm-emerald' Leggings.

And they are SO pretty!!

But so are these...

I maaaaay have gone a little photo crazy, but can you blame me??

LOTS more photos and a few videos INCLUDING A TUTORIAL and a run down on everything I used after the jump :)

Polishes used:
L.A. Girl Cosmetics 3D Effects in 'Brilliant Blue' & 'Teal Dimension'
OPI 'Black Onyx'
Konad Stamping Polish in 'Black'
Seche Vite Top Coat
Tools used:

Liquid Palisade by Kiesque from Picture Polish available here
Messy Mansion soft stamper head available here
Hehe 005 plate from eBay. Also available on Amazon and Ali Express. Please use Google to see what option is best for you.
Scraper is from Konad.
Makeup sponge is from my local supermarket.

I used Kiesque's Liquid Palisade to help me with the clean up and it's incredible! So good. I started with a base of OPI 'Black Onyx' and sponged on L.A. Girl polishes 'Teal Dimension' & 'Brilliant Blue' from their 3D Effects range in a checkerboard type pattern. 

I then stamped the scales pattern on from the hèhè 005 plate using Konad Black polish and my new Messy Mansion soft head stamper and topped it with Seche Vite.

How the polishes look with flash activated on my phone :) Ooooer pretty!!

I took so many photos. I'm not even a little sorry.......

I also took a quick video to show how amazing these shine while my guy was driving yesterday and I was in direct/indirect sunlight.

Aren't they amazing??

And the FULL YouTube video:

The L.A. Girl Polishes really make this mani come to life. They retail for about $2-$3 in the states so go pick up a tonnes and send me replacements for all of the 3D Effects please! I use them so often!

So, as you can tell I hate this mani. Haha. I'm never taking it off!

I'm Ariel now!! ARIEL!!

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