Creative musings in bright colors

Half Scale

I really enjoyed my half-gradient/half-dot nails from a few weeks ago, and decided to do a mermaid-themed set when I saw what the Born Pretty Store had sent me for review! The little scales work perfectly 🙂

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I started with a holo blue gradient (three colors) which I covered with MORE holo glittery goodness! I then added the scale water decal and top coated. When that was dry, I taped off the side of my nail and added black polish and then dots.

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Although I think this mani looks awesome, I had a spot of trouble with the water decal! It is really pretty, but in order to fit my nail the way I wanted, I had to reposition it a few times. It ended up folding in on itself on my pinky, and I couldn’t get it to straighten back out. I do wish the water decal was full-nail rather than only partial, but it is quite fun and definitely beats trying to hand paint little scales!

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Colors

  • Light blue: Nfu Oh – #65
  • Blue: Darling Diva – Blue Diamond
  • Dark blue: Nabi – Navy Blue
  • Glitter: ORLY – Sparkling Garbage
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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If you want some water decals, I recommend this set from the Born Pretty Store. You can find them for $2.29…and I might add, there are some really pretty arabesque decals there too!

Comments on: "Half Scale" (14)

  1. These look great, that blue is simply stunning!

  2. thebubblybrunette said:

    The gradient is gorgeous!

  3. Love this design, it looks beautiful. All those details 🙂

  4. LaraLeaf said:

    Wow – this mani/design is gorgeous! I love the different positions of the scales on each nail and the black with glitter dots. So creative. And that gradient base, what’s to say – it is stunning!

  5. Awesome…truely

  6. […] I was going to use cremes for the whole thing, but I decided to take a page of out my book from a blue design I did a while back, so I went for holos […]

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