I was stuck on this Twinsie Tuesday prompt for quite a while. My two main hobbies outside of nail blogging are probably skiing and yoga and I didn't have any good ideas of how to translate those into a mani. I decided to do an ocean and sky scene because I really love going speed boating in the summer. I don't go often enough to consider it a hobby though... it is too expensive to go often!
This was inspired by Piggie Luv aka @narmai 's Jelly Dessert mani. I really liked her mani and wanted to recreate it but I only have a blue sheer tint polish right now. I then looked at the blue section on it's own and thought it kind of looked like ocean waves so I decided to use her technique to create my ocean.
I started with 2 coats of Color Club In De-Nile from the Safari Garden collection. Formula was absolutely amazing... It was a bit thick but in a way that made it easy to control and very opaque. I was really impressed with the coverage for such a light color.
Once that was dry I used a small flat brush and white acrylic paint to paint the clouds and waves.
Then I painted the bottom half of my nails with OPI Sheer Tints I Can Teal You Like Me to create the "ocean." I tried to create a bit of a gradient and make it darker towards the bottom but I don't think it's very noticeable. I used 2-3 coats.
What do you think of this mani?
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