March 5, 2012

OPI Mermaid's Tears

So for this mani I knew what I wanted to do. Wanted teal with gold glitter, I'm not a fan of gold in any form jewelry, clothing, polish, or whatever. I only have a few gold polishes and a couple of gold glitters. But I have seen people pair Gold and Teal together and it looks really good. So I had to try some variation of that.

So I went with a teal and a Gold glitter gradient from the cuticle. Then when I was finished I decided to add a little something to it. Finally settled on an image from the first Bundle Monster set. So here it is...

Orly Nail Armor as a base
3 coats OPI Mermaid's Tears 
Sponged on China Glaze Blonde Bombshell
Stamped with Wet N Wild Black Creme using Bundle monster plate 
topped with Gelous then Seche Vite 

I had never actually used Mermaid's Tears, I do have Orly Ancinet Jade seen here which is supposed to be a dupe of each other. It's been a long time since I used Ancient Jade so I'm not really sure how they compare application wise. But mermaid's tears needed 3 coats but doesn't seem too thick on the nail. 
All in all I'm really happy with how this turned out. will definitively try this look again with other colors and stamps. 


Let me know what you think, Love all feedback... Please do not leave any links in the comments if there is something you think I'd like to see send me an email.

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