Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Inspired Nail Art

Pin It Here's another one of your suggestions! AKA "the list" manicures.

I toyed around with a ton of ideas in my head. I Googled some manicures to get some ideas and this was what I came up with!

After seeing a bunch of gradients it REALLY made me want to do one haha.

Pictures and more after the break!

When life gives you ridiculous amounts of polish and a make up sponge... Make messy gradients!

Yeah, could of used tape. I never do though so... why start now!?

Here's a close up of the gradient:

I tried to make it look like a sunset setting into the water. 8 used (top to bottom) Sinful Colors Citrine, Sinful Colors Clementine, Zoya Pippa and Sinful Colors Ocean Side.

Then I added some... Uh things you do in the summer time? Haha

Who knew my dolphin would turn out better than my sailboat? Well... Minus the fact the dolphin is as big as the hot air balloon and sailboat hahahahahahahahaha.

If you're interested in colors used:
Dolphin Nail: grey - mix of black and white polish, splashing water - mix of Sinful Colors Ocean Side and OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise

Hot Air Balloon Nail:
Green- OPI Don't Mess with OPI
Yellow- Zoya Pippa
Red - China Glaze Hey Sailor
Black on Black and Snow Me White by Sinful Colors

Palm Tree Nail:
Leaves - mix of Zoya Pippa, OPI Don't Mess with OPI and some white polish,
Trunk - China Glaze Street Chic
Sand - Milani Teddy Bare

Sailboat Nail:
Sinful Colors Black on Black and Snow Me White
Stripes - mix of some orange and red haha I forget what polish

Hope you enjoyed this manicure! Another one bites the dust! This was one of my most requested manicures besides stamping!

Until tomorrow,


  1. love the dolphin... great job not only at making it but also at cleaning up =)

    1. Thanks! Haha this one cleaned up a lot better than I thought it would, surprisingly!

  2. This is so cool!! I love how you showed us the before pic =) You did a fantastic job of cleaning up, I would have given up after about two nails lol!

    1. Thanks, Jacqui! I was going to show the whole hand but I forgot :[ Haha

  3. That is awesome. I love the little hot air balloon!

    1. Haha thanks! It was last minute when I was running out of ideas! Glad I didn't paint on more than 4 fingers LOL!


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