Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sparkly ombre sea nails

I would like to start this post by giving myself a tiny pat on the back. It's not often I blow my own trumpet, but I honestly didn't think I could achieve something like this with my eye sight.

Here's what I used:
l-r, in order of application: Barry M mint green, 17 Cosmetics, China Glaze flyin' high, Kiko Frozen Lacquer in 04, Angelica multi coloured glitter, Claire's multi coloured glitter with stars.

I applied 2 coats of Barry M Mint Green, then I used the sponging technique. You can easily find several tutorials on YouTube. For easier, more controllable application, I cut out a piece from a make up sponge, rather than the whole width of the sponge.
From the Claire's polish I only picked up the little stars as I had already applied a glitter polish, on the tips only, fading up towards the cuticles.
It may not be professional but it absolutely does the job for me!

Have you used this technique yourself? Do you like my version?



  1. love this!!!
    Great post

  2. Your nails look great. You should be proud of yourself :)