[inspirespace] under the sea nail art

inspirespace

Hello, world!

It was a late, late night and somehow the fancy of trying out a nail design just crept up on me. And then… it struck! And got me. The inspiration came from this nail art tutorial – I tweaked it to make it a little bit more me. If you want to get this look, it’s so simple and turns out so beautifully! Here goes nothing!

[The completed look]

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The Cast of Characters (I clearly read ThePioneerWoman):

  1. A beautiful sea blue (Essie’s “turquoise & caicos”)
  2. A soft, tangerine-esque color (Sephora mini)
  3. A neutral shade (white or peach)
  4. Topcoat (I just used Revlon’s clear nail polish)
  5. A dotting tool (the back end of a random paintbrush)

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And now, the directions!

Step 1: paint your nails caribbean blue

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Step 2: Use the tangerine nail polish to draw little seastars! They don’t all have to be complete – draw some floating on the edge or huddling near your cuticle 🙂

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Lovely.

Step 3: Take the paint brush, dip it into the beige/neutral nail color (I dipped it lightly into the brush of the nail polish to ensure I wouldn’t get TOO much on). Then, dot it lightly (for a smaller dot) or a little more forcefully to get a larger dot. I dotted the inside of the starfish, as well as various whimsical curves through the empty blue space. It’s up to you – be creative! 🙂

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Step 4: Top with a clear coat of polish to make your nail surface glossy and keep the design better intact.

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And you’re done! I hope you enjoyed this, and found this helpful! I love how this turned out – I hope you do too!

Faretheewell!

-Jessica

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