Creative musings in bright colors

Seaweed

Many months ago, I found (on pinterest) some rather mesmerizing nail art, that I entitled seaweed. I quickly realized that it was a stamp, and that I did not own said stamp. I once tried to re-create this mani, and failed miserably. However, as of today, I have succeeded.

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Since I don’t have the stamp that goes with my design, I decided to free-hand it! It took (a lot) longer than stamping, but it led to more variation, and let me hide a heart on my ring finger! ❤

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The base for this is a polish I recently won from Tattooed Nail Girl, Lost in Paradise by P2. It is my first P2 polish, and a teal/blue duochrome! This polish took two coats to be opaque and was slightly streaky on application, but dried without streaks. It’s just stunning! Although the brush for this polish was unfortunately wide, the control was perfect and I had almost no clean up.

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I free-handed the design using my dotting tool (…unbent hair pin) and my nail art brush. It looks like the dots are waving at me! (No? Maybe I need more sleep? Oops…)

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Colors

  • Teal: P2 – Lost in Paradise
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black Sheep

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Hope you enjoyed!

Comments on: "Seaweed" (18)

  1. These remind me of circuit boards! I hope you don’t mind me agreeing, but these are better looking – more delicate and precise!

  2. Looks gorgeous! The P2 polish is a real beauty. Lost in Paradise… the name fits. Great idea to use a hair pin as dotting tool!

  3. There are some p2 polishes that I really really want, and I like this one on you. You’ve done a great job with the design!

  4. Great job on the freehand design – looks perfect!

  5. Awesome manicure! And the base colour is gorgeous, it looks so bright in the pictures!

  6. This is brilliant, makes me think of aliens and such.
    Plus, that ring finger is adorable : )

  7. serendipityidhuna said:

    I love this nail art, and the color is also very nice!

  8. OMG you did such a good job of recreating that, I have that stamp and did not know what it was. I thought it was little snow flurries. Glad someone cleared that up.

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