Friday, 18 November 2011

Scaley nails

I had an idea to create a fish scale look using hexagon shaped glitter shapes I got from ebay. As it was an experiment I tried it over different colours.

I got the idea from some of the fashion shows but I can't remember which one to link it! It was a dress with large paliettes irridencent all over. From top to bottom it is Boots 17 Soda Pop with orange glitter shapes, China Glaze Light As Air with clear irridencent glitter shapes, China Glaze Re-Fresh-Mint with blue glitter shapes, OPI Who the Shrek are you? with green glitter shapes and OPI Rumpoles Wiggin with Purple Glitter shapes.
I didn't wear the multi-coloured manicure it was more of an experiment to see how the different colours worked together.

I think my favourite is China Glaze Light as Air with the irridencent glitter shapes the best but it would be fun to use the green for a mermaid, orange for a goldfish, blue and purple for other fishes. It was really easy to do I painted my nails added a coat of Gelous from Sallys then put each hexagon one at a time then topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I have big plans for these glitter shapes with gel polishes when I finish my course.
Love Stacie xoxox


  1. Wow that is a really cool effect! That'd be great for a halloween mermaid costume.

  2. I love the different color combos you did. I've done a similar mani in the past, but now I think I want to give it another try. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  3. Wow, this looks fab! It must have taken ages to place them all on.xx

  4. Love this, they look really good xx

  5. niiiiiiiiiice idea
    first time in your blogg cool one :D
    GOOD JOB <3