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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope you are looking forward to a fantastic weekend, any nice plans? I'm not really up to much. The house will be mostly empty tomorrow so I am going to enjoy some chilled painting time. I've had a big of artist block lately so I will try and de-funk it.
Today I have a really unoriginal manicure but I am really happy with how it looks. I will be showing you 'Gold/Silver Sea Horse/Coconut tree studs' from the Born Pretty Store. I think a more appropriate name to quickly sum up this nail art wheel would be 'Beach Studs'.
I absolutely love these studs. I opted for gold as I felt it offered a more..'sun kissed' look.
Before I tell you about these studs let me own up, its confession time. I totally forgot to take pictures of the wheel before I dived in and started using them so one of the compartments is missing studs and a few of the others are missing a few – oppsie. I couldn't contain my excitement!
These studs are a perfect size, as you'll see on my nails it is easy to feature 1, 2 or even more on a single nail. This wheel contains sea horses (looove) seashells, palm trees, star fish, feathers and what I want to call.. conch? Shells. I think there are so many ways to wear these decals, you don't have to go down the ocean route like I have, you could totally mix these up with other styles. I think the feathers would look super cute for a dream catcher design. Overall I am extremely happy with these studs and will have to stop myself from using them all the time.
I started as usual with a coat of OPI's 'Nail Envy' and once dry (that's like counting up to 4, btw) I then began with two coats of NYC's 'Williamsburg Vintage'. I then sectioned off a black section and a blue section on my nails using acrylic paint. I used browns and grey to create some rocks (I attempted to shade these!) Next I created an acrylic gradient with my water section. Once I completed that I added a sparse amount of Zoya's 'Maisie' to the water section for some pretty blue flakies. Next I sealed it all in with my Pro-FX top coat and carefully placed my studs alone the shoreline.
I'm personally really fond of this manicure. I know there are a lot of seashell stud manicures out there but I've always admired them and wanted to create one myself! This is probably one of my most loved nail art wheels in my collection.
What do you think of my finger-tip beach? How do you feel about seashell studs?
Have a beautiful weekend, sweeties! Lets start the week together on Monday? :)